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LabCorp's Occupational Testing Services division is seeking a Laboratory Director for its forensic toxicology laboratory in St. Paul, MN. The position reports to the OTS Laboratory Operations Director and provides daily oversight of the forensic and laboratory's scientific, regulatory, and technical development activities in collaboration with technical managers and supervisors.
Oversight includes, but is not limited to:
Performance of testing procedures, accurate result reporting, and quality monitoring
Technical validations of new methods, instrumentation, and/or testing reagents
Troubleshooting technical issues
Scientific review of forensic and clinical toxicology testing trends and platforms
Research and development of new assays in conjunction with division technical resources
Compliance with regulatory and licensure requirements
Scientific direction to laboratory staff and development of continuing education opportunities
Ph.D. in a relevant chemical, physical, biological, or clinical laboratory science from an accredited institution
Board-eligible or current certification by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry in toxicological chemistry, the American Board of Forensic Toxicology, the American Board of Bioanalysis as a High Complexity Laboratory Director or other HHS-approved board as applicable
Current holder or eligible to obtain a New York State Department of Health (NYSDH) Certificate of Qualification (CQ) in Forensic Toxicology. Eligibility for NYSDH CQ in Clinical Toxicology also desired.
Meets minimum requirements for eligibility as Responsible Person (RP) under the National Laboratory Certification Program
Experience with immunoassay and mass spectrometry methods, including GC-MS and LC-MS/MS
6 or more years of technical experience in a high-throughput laboratory environment
4 or more years in a laboratory supervisory or management role highly desired
Method development using mass spectrometry platforms, including GC-MS and LC-MS/MS
Demonstrated technical expertise across specimen matrices including urine, oral fluids, and hair
Forensic toxicology, including workplace and drugs of abuse testing
Clinical toxicology experience, including prescription drug monitoring
Effective project management including developing project plans, timelines, tracking, communication with stakeholders, and timely completion
Ability to develop and conduct training and education programs
Strong interpersonal and communication skills exhibited among both technical and non-technical staff