Post Doc Toxicologist

NMS Labs

Horsham, PA

Job posting number: #7060589

Posted: September 20, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Title: Post-Doctoral Toxicologist

Department: Toxicological Services

Job Type: Regular, Full Time

Location: Willow Grove, PA (Suburban Philadelphia)

Shift: 1st

Schedule: M-F 8:30am to 5:00pm

NMS Labs is the nation's leading independent provider of professional laboratory testing services, specializing in clinical toxicology, forensic science, and other vitally important areas of esoteric testing and expert services. We employ more than 350 highly trained professionals who work closely with leading healthcare providers, medical researchers, and various members of the criminal and civil justice system to provide integrated testing and consultative services.

NMS Labs is an ISO accredited independent provider of clinical and forensic toxicology, endocrinology and criminalistics laboratory services for the health care and forensic sciences communities. Since 1970, we have built a reputation as a provider of innovative, first-to-market and hard-to-find testing that has evolved to a broad menu of over 2,500 laboratory tests.

NMS is seeking a Post-Doctoral Toxicologist for our Willow Grove, PA location

This position is designed to allow the training of a recently graduated postdoctoral student, and provide them with a structured training environment that would qualify them to perform the duties similar to that of an entry level Forensic Toxicologist. The training period is dependent on prior qualifications and experience of the candidate.

PhD in an appropriate scientific discipline - Toxicology or Pharmacology preferred

Completion of at least 25 semester hours in chemistry including 1 or more courses in analytical chemistry and instrumentation (includes undergraduate and graduate work)

Earned Qualifications

Training will be conducted so that expertise is obtained in four key areas:

Data and Litigation Package review

Responding to toxicology questions from the laboratory, Client Support Services, and NMS Clients

Review and signing out of cases

Case interpretation (Human Performance Impairment, Drug-Facilitated Crime, and Postmortem cases)

Post-Doctoral Toxicologist Major Duties & Responsibilities

The general structure of the training will consist of:


General orientation; Review of SOPs; Safety; Quality Assurance; IT Resources; Sales and Marketing

Rotation through all analytical departments including Specimen Processing; includes observation and experience in department operations, procedures and documentation, review of departmental methods, and exception handling

Assisting laboratory staff in improving and developing/validating methods

Other duties as assigned


Forensic toxicology case co-review including review of analytical results in regards to correctness, appropriateness and specific case-related issues

Answering toxicology-related questions for laboratory staff, Client Support Services, and NMS clients

Courtroom Preparation: Court monitoring and Moot Court

Participation in case conferences

Classroom Toxicology: Intramural-Seminars/Lectures; Extramural: Professional meeting attendance

Project assignments

Performing toxicology-related laboratory research

Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of analytical procedures including a basic understanding of analytical terminology, methods and theory, and methods of data interpretation

Working knowledge of pharmacology/toxicology

Strong communication skills - both verbal and written

Ability to communicate and coordinate closely and effectively with: toxicologists, client services personnel, laboratorians, and clients (including physicians, lawyers, and client service reps from external organizations)

Comprehends regulations and SOP’s and applies them to work operations

Define and resolve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

Physical Demands

Ability to talk, hear, stand, reach with hands and arms, and use hands and fingers to manipulate instrument/equipment controls, computer keyboard, objects, tools or controls.

Requires moving from one work location to another to sit and stand, sometimes for extended periods of time.

Specific vision abilities (with correction) include color, distance, peripheral, depth, and the ability to adjust focus.

Ability to travel as needed.

Why NMS Labs will give you the best Post-Doctoral experience:

Newest equipment and cutting-edge technologies

Opportunity to work with scientists with unique backgrounds in toxicology, pharmacology and biochemistry

Ability to attend and participate in professional meetings

Custom-designed 2-year training program to match your interest and expertise

Located in suburban Philadelphia, NMS Labs offers a stimulating and diverse work environment with competitive salary/compensation plans and great benefits, including medical/dental/vision/prescription plan, life/STD/LTD, flexible spending account, tuition reimbursement, 401k plan with generous match and profit sharing pension plan.

A few reasons why NMS Lab employees love the company:

NMS Labs offers a stimulating and diverse working environment and unique culture

FREE pretzels on Tuesdays, fresh fruit on Wednesdays, yearly influenza shots, parking, fully equipped exercise room with locker rooms, wellness programs

In April, weeklong celebration for National Medical Laboratory Professionals

Company Wellness Committee and ‘Activiteam’ dedicated to plan exciting events and seminars throughout the year

In July, Founder’s Day celebration

In December, holiday celebration for employees and their families

Halloween Potluck, Company Summer Outing, Charity Drives

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume and apply at .

*We are an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, otherwise qualified disability, or protected veteran status (disabled, Armed Forces Service Medal, recently separated, active duty or campaign badge).

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