Summary of Position: This position performs work in a research laboratory involving methods, protocols, and techniques for collection of specimens from research studies for measurement of medications in biological samples to ensure that all data analyses is done appropriately and timely.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities: 70% Laboratory analyst: Perform drug concentration measurements on human and animal samples and/or pharmaceutical solutions. Creation and maintenance of laboratory result database for all samples (includes results from external and internal laboratories) and study procedures. Operate, maintain, and trouble shoot instruments within laboratory. Creation of sample collection materials for clinical sites. Maintain overall maintenance logs for equipment and quality control logs for all assays.
10% Lab Supervisor/Lab Safety Officer: Perform general lab organization and management. Ensure lab safety training is up-to-date as well as annual refresher training for all lab workers and ensure all safety protocols are up to date and documented.
10% Assist in training/orienting new laboratory members Train and orient new lab members including research staff and students on appropriate protocols, experiments, and workflows of the lab environment.
10% Summarize research results and discuss with Principle Investigator and other lab personnel
Supervision: Work with graduate students and postdoctoral associates to accomplish research directives. Organize space availability for worker’s temporary projects.
*This position is 1.0 FTE but could be 0.75 FTE.*
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
BS/BA and 1 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience to equal 5 years.
Attention to detail, experimental accuracy and precision for all analyses is a must.
Requires working knowledge of HPLC-UV, LCMS, and LCMSMS.
BS with advanced coursework in chemistry
Extensive experience in HPLC, LCMS, and LCMSMS troubleshooting and repair/maintenance
Past experience working in an analytical laboratory setting.
Experience with development and validation of analytical assays in various matrices and drug classes including opioids, antiepileptic drugs, and cannabis.
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