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Location: Worcester, MA
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Drugs Of Abuse Lab - W821200
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 19
Union Code: Union Position-W28-SHARE
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: April 16, 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.
- 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.
- 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
Under the general supervision of the Manager or designee
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to odorous chemicals and specimens, potential carcinogens, mutagens, teratogens, and samples of unknown origin
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