Toxicology Laboratory - Forensic Chemist

Recruitment #220627-X14A-02


A resume, cover letter and transcript must be submitted with your application

Toxicology Laboratory
Forensic Chemist
Location of position – Central Office, Oklahoma City

Job Description
The Toxicology Laboratory of the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner (OCME) in Oklahoma City, OK is seeking a Forensic Chemist. Under immediate supervision, the Forensic Chemist position performs analytical toxicological analyses of human tissues and fluids related to death investigations conducted by the OCME. Position may be filled at a more advanced level for an experienced candidate.

These activities include, but are not limited to:
• Assists in conducting laboratory analysis, qualitative and quantitative, on human biological tissues/fluids and physical evidence as required for the laboratory investigations of death at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.
• Utilizes both wet chemical and instrumental methods of analysis including, but not limited to: ultraviolet and visible spectrophotometry, gas and liquid chromatography with various detectors, and immunoassay.
• Aids in preparation of reports and maintains accurate and precise records of all analytical results. Must be capable of verbally reporting these findings through court testimony if required.
• Assists with all laboratory support and maintenance functions as needed or assigned.
• Additional duties as assigned by the Chief or Deputy Chief Forensic Toxicologist.

Knowledge and Skills
• Knowledge of basic chemistry, instrumental and quantitative analysis, and general quality assurance practices.
• General skills include:
o Communicating clearly and concisely, orally and in writing
o Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others
o Attention to detail
o Ability to perform repetitive and non-repetitive tasks while reliably maintaining a safe working environment for all personnel
o Ability to read and follow written procedures precisely is required
Special Requirements
Must be able to pass a rigid character and background investigation. Must be able to accept the physical and emotional challenges inherent in the work.

The annual salary range is $54,000 - $84,000 and includes the full State of Oklahoma benefits package.   

Applicants should be prepared to supply complete academic transcripts upon request. Informational copies of college transcripts are acceptable during the application/interview process. Official copies may be requested before the hiring process is completed.


Completion of the curriculum requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, or a closely related field, including the successful completion of thirty semester hours in chemistry.

Experience within a forensic toxicology laboratory, method validation, and/or analytical instrumentation (GC-MS, LC-MS/MS) is preferred.


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