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    Serves as a Lead Research Chemist in the Emergency Response Branch, Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), Directs and oversees the daily activities of the Quality Group. Manages internal and external programs for proficiency testing. Develops, documents, and implements procedures that meet Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) standards. Acts as an expert consultant to the Laboratory Response Network.

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    As a Lead Research Chemist, you will:

    Serve as an expert consultant to national and foreign scientists and personnel within the Division and other CIOs as required.

    Provide laboratory oversight for epidemiologic investigations associated with exposure to high-threat chemical agents, toxins or drugs of abuse.

    Apply advanced knowledge of mass spectrometry, analytical chemistry, chromatography, computer science, and analyte/matrix isolation methodology in carrying out responsibilities.

    Lead the team in identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established work flow, skill level and/or occupational specialization; making adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established priorities

    Represent the team consensus and convey the team's findings and recommendations in meetings and dealings with other team leaders, program officials, the public and other customers on issues related to or that have an impact on the team's objectives, work products and/or tasks.

    Research, learn and apply a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to identify, assess, analyze and improve team effectiveness, efficiency and work products.

    Provide oversight of basic and applied research directed towards a more complete understanding of the extent of exposure from high-threat chemical terrorism agents, toxins and drugs of abuse through the measurement of exposure biomarkers in biological matrices

    Prepare reports and maintain records of work accomplishments and administrative information, as required, and coordinate the preparation, presentation and communication of work-related information to the supervisor.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. 5% Domestic 5% International

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1320 Chemistry

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