Accelerating the Implementation of Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Lab



Job Posting

Method Development Supervisor (AT3)

Company:SNA International
Location:Dover, DE
Position:Method Development Supervisor (AT3)


SNA International is seeking an Analytical Toxicologist III to work within the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System. The position is assigned to the Division of Forensic Toxicology and will serve as a supervisory analyst for the Division of Forensic Toxicology. The position will supervise analysts and technicians, review and certify method development and validation data, take corrective action measures, revise and update standard operating procedures (SOP), participate (as an analyst) in research programs, and perform all special testing as directed by laboratory management. Qualified candidates should be able to quickly assist in method development based on analytical challenges experienced within AFMES.

Major Responsibilities:

- Supervise method development and the testing of biological
specimens using the following techniques:
-- Gas chromatography screening including:
- Basic and Acidic/Neutral drugs
- Carbon monoxide
-- Solid Phase and Liquid/Liquid extractions
-- Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (advanced)
-- Liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry
-- Mass spectrometry and compound fragmentation
-- Tandem mass spectrometry (advanced)
-- Advanced knowledge of quantitative analysis
-- Knowledge of instrument maintenance and

- Ensure the accuracy and archiving of the records of all analyses
- Review method development and validation data and ensure that
turnaround time requirements are maintained for all laboratory
- Participate in the preparation for laboratory inspections by
certifying and accrediting agencies
- Ensure laboratory facilities and equipment are in operating
- Evaluate laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs) and
ensure laboratory compliance with all scientific protocols
- Lead research projects and function as section supervisor over
technicians and analysts; team leader or technical advisor
- Author scientific publications in peer reviewed journal and
present scientific data at meetings
- Serve as staff faculty member for training courses sponsored by
the Division.

Education/Training Requirements:

- B.S. or M.S. in science-related field (e.g., chemistry, biology,
- 3 years of experience in a forensic toxicology laboratory
Documentation of advanced training in the techniques listed
- Training, knowledge and skills in advanced analytical techniques
- Experience with extraction from biological matrices, liquid
chromatography and mass spectrometry is essential
- Familiarity with Hamilton, Agilent and AB Sciex software is
- Experience with Sciex QTOF system is highly desired

The successful candidate must be self-motivated, detail oriented, and able to work well in a team laboratory environment.

Must be a US citizen able to complete a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NAC-I) background investigation.

This position has multiple openings.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter that outlines why you should be considered for this position and position level.

No phone calls please.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.