Conduct analysis of animal and plant specimens using scientific technology leading to a diagnosis or specimen composition for metals, pesticides, toxins, and chemical components (e.g. THC/CBD, etc.).
Conduct, review, document, and report toxicology diagnostic tests and findings.
Operates scientific equipment during the analytical process.
Performs calibrations, quality control, and maintenance on all instruments in section.
Participates in relevant scientific continuing education programs; passes all relevant proficiency testing.
Maintain customer/personnel confidentiality.
Recognize, trouble shoot and document process deficiencies; participates in developing resolution.
Develop strategic plans and processes for section.
Develop, validate, and approve new testing.
Participates in and ensures compliance with the quality management, biosafety, and bio-security programs.
Research equipment and supplies for laboratory use.
Coordinate with other laboratories for laboratory processes.
Teach, train, and provide feedback to laboratory personnel.
Responsible for implementing laboratory policies such as quality assurance, personal protection equipment, and biosafety procedures.
Performs periodic cost analysis and recommends fee adjustments.
Perform special projects and diagnostic research.
Minimum Education Requirements:
Master of Science degree required.
Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:
Two years related work experience.
Chemical, metal, toxin or pesticide analysis and measurement.
Pleasant, proactive personality with the ability to handle demanding situations, quickly adapt to address changing circumstances and personalities, and work as a team.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, supervisory, multi-tasking, and organizational skills.
Problem solving ability to troubleshoot deficiencies, identify corrective actions, evaluate new processes and materials/equipment, implement plans, and develop preventive actions.
Alertness, initiative, memory for verbal and written directions and details, analytical ability.
Ability to plan and make decisions often without instruction or supervision.
Proficient computer skills, internet research, and the use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and email.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Along with the application, the following items must be included:
Letter of application describing training and work experience
Copies of transcripts
Candidates interviewing will be asked to review and interpret LC/MS/MS chromatograms and discuss the extraction process used in testing (e.g. hemp).
Breathitt Veterinary Center participates in the DHS E-verify program.
Internal Number: 9351
About Murray State University
Murray State University, located in far western Kentucky, serves as a nationally recognized residential comprehensive university, with a strong extended campus and online presence, offering high-quality associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees.