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Summary

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American!  At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere.  It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Division of Biochemical Toxicology (DBT), Jefferson, AR.  


Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-NCTR-14-MP-1018488-GP under competitive procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered. 

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.

Duties

Perform appropriate chemical/biochemical assays.

Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses on a variety of samples generated in support of toxicology studies.

Apply methods to analyze non-routine test substances as required for new toxicology studies applying Good Laboratory Practices in these analyses. 

Calibrate, repair and operate various instruments to evaluate their use in the analysis of toxic and non-toxic substances.

Perform chemical assays requiring the use of High Pressure Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometers (ICP-MS).

Interpret scientific data for technical reports and publications.

Prepare reports suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Prepare standard operating procedures (SOPs) for use by laboratory personnel.

Provide guidance and instruction to other professional and technical employees.

Communicate with the Team Leader on the status of experiments and assays and any issues or problems related to the operation of the instruments or laboratory.

Provide update to other center personnel on assays that are related to the work.

Advise scientific colleagues and technical sales or support staff to improve the operation of the laboratory.

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Perform appropriate chemical assays requiring the use of High Pressure Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometers (HPLC-MS) for drugs, toxicants or metabolites and the use of Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS) for trace level metals analysis. 

Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses on a variety of samples generated in support of toxicology studies.

Apply methods to analyze non-routine test substances as required for new toxicology studies applying Good Laboratory Practices in these analyses. 

Calibrate, repair and operate various instruments to evaluate their use in the analysis of toxic and non-toxic substances.

Perform chemical assays requiring the use of High Pressure Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometers (ICP-MS).

Interpret scientific data for technical reports and publications.

Prepare reports suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Prepare standard operating procedures (SOPs) for use by laboratory personnel.

Provide guidance and instruction to other professional and technical employees.

Communicate with the Team Leader on the status of experiments and assays and any issues or problems related to the operation of the instruments or laboratory.

Provide update to other center personnel on assays that are related to the work.

Advise scientific colleagues and technical sales or support staff to improve the operation of the laboratory.

 

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 10% Travel

Relocation Authorized

  • No