Forensic Toxicology Fellow

US Government, Institute of Forensic Sciences

This position reports to the Chief Toxicologist. The Forensic Toxicology Fellow assists with development and validation of robust analytical methods for toxicological specimens.

  • Performs research to advance the forensic toxicology community.
  • Pursues relevant grant opportunities.
  • Operates laboratory instruments and equipment.
  • Performs and documents routine maintenance, troubleshooting and minor repair of analytical devices and instrumentation.
  • Performs quality assurance/quality control procedures on reagents, equipment and instruments as necessary.
  • Assists in ensuing conformance to laboratory accreditation standards.
  • Keeps management abreast of information critical to the proper planning and coordination of laboratory operation and communicates with other lab personnel.
  • Attends continuing education/training courses, workshops, seminars, conferences and professional meetings as time and resources allow.
  • Other duties as assigned by laboratory management.


Routine External Contacts: Medical examiners, law enforcement, educators and peers during professional training or participation in accreditation visits.
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