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Research Scientist

– Nashville, Tennessee
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Senior Manager/Supervisor

The Research Scientist is responsible for developing new methods and improving existing processes for the Toxicology Laboratory.

 Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop improved analytical methods for a variety of instrumentation including the following:
  • Triple TOF
  • GC-MS/MS
  • LC-MS/MS
  • Other new technologies as required

Continued development of:

  • Small molecule method development 
  • Analytical Methods with Clinical Applications 

Discuss research results with technical staff Act as a “consultant” on method problems Assist in obtaining various laboratory certifications Perform quality control review and troubleshooting as necessary Assist with documentation of cost/test of new methods developed and determine overall methods/department costs with Purchasing Agent/Controller/Operations Improvement Manager Aid in the training of staff on instrumentation use, methods application and analytical chemistry fundamentals Help in the development of maintenance programs for instruments and train staff on updated methods Assist laboratory leadership in new method development and troubleshooting of production methods as needed

 Successful Candidates Must Possess:

  • A Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical, Analytical Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or Toxicology Sciences required
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience in analytical method development utilizing GC/MS, LC/MS/MS instrumentation required
  • Experience in forensic analysis desired


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  • Location
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
    Senior Manager/Supervisor
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