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Lab Analyst II
Job Number: 2020-34426
Category: Research
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Drugs Of Abuse Lab - W821200
Salary Grade: 19
Union Code: Union Position-W28-SHARE
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: March 11, 2020

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the general supervision of the Manager or designee, the Lab Analyst II performs accurate chemical analysis of evidence submitted by Law Enforcement Agencies while maintaining chain of custody records.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain accurate record of chain of custody for all cases received during analysis
  • Perform analytical analysis of evidence for identification and/or quantitation, records information
  • Complete all the necessary paperwork as dictated by department and laboratory policy
  • Performs and documents routine maintenance of equipment.
  • Participates in the development of new assays, and the evaluation of new equipment.
  • Communicates with other Laboratory staff and Law Enforcement Officials.  Provides testimony in court, when necessary.
  • Advises and aids DAL Evidence Officer on identification, classification, and handling of evidence.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B.S. in Chemistry or related degree (requires strong emphasis on Chemistry)
  • 1 year relevant laboratory experience
  • Oral and written communication skills necessary for interaction with other medical center staff as well as outside agencies
  • 20/20 and color vision (corrected), good physical coordination, and ability to move and lift moderately heavy objects

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the general supervision of the Manager or designee

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Exposure to odorous chemicals and specimens, potential carcinogens, mutagens, teratogens, and samples of unknown origin

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