Toxicology PostDoc Fellow

US Government, Institute of Forensic Sciences


About Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences:


The Mission of the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is to provide medical examiner and crime laboratory services of the highest quality in an unbiased manner with uncompromised integrity.


To provide consistent, quality death investigation and laboratory analysis for the benefit of the entire community.


To create a technological strongpoint for legal agencies to facilitate justice in criminal and civil proceedings.


To establish an academic environment for training in the field of Forensic Science.

Toxicology PostDoc Fellow Overview:

The Toxicology PostDoctoral Fellow (PostDoc Fellow 2) will be trained in the development and validation of analytical procedures to current forensic quality assurance standards, and exposed to toxicology testing methods, result interpretation, quality management systems, and expert witness testimony.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Method development and validation laboratory duties: Optimizes and validates new or existing toxicological analyses using ELISA, CO-oximetry, chemistries, headspace GC/FID, GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, LC/MS/MS and/or LC/TOF MS instrumentation
  • Critically evaluates instrumental data; ensures test results meet minimum performance criteria
  • Laboratory support: Prepares test reagents and maintains supplies for method development and validation activities; performs laboratory upkeep duties
  • Training: Learns aspects of an accredited forensic toxicology laboratory, including laboratory operations, quality assurance, toxicological interpretation, courtroom testimony
  • Other duties as assigned. 
    1. This Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position.
    2. Management may, at its discretion, assign, or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email  

This position is subject to a criminal history check. 

Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.

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