Toxicology Technician

US Government, 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.


Brief Toxicology Technician Overview:

The Toxicology Technician (Technician 2) is an entry level position in forensic toxicology, expected to operate basic analytical instrumentation, report findings, prepare evidence for analysis, receive evidence, and maintain laboratory supplies of reagents and consumable items.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Casework analysis and reporting:

  • Performs toxicological analyses including ELISA, CO-oximetry, and chemistries; critically evaluates instrumental data; reports results supported by analytical findings

Laboratory support:

  • Performs sample preparation techniques; receives, inventories, and stores evidence; prepares test reagents and maintains supplies

  • Performs laboratory upkeep duties including inventory monitoring and reordering of laboratory supplies

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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