Assistant Director of Forensic Toxicology

New York City Careers - Manhattan, NY (30+ days ago)


Under the general direction of the Director of Forensic Toxicology the selected candidate will be responsible for performing professional and complex work in analyzing biological tissues and fluids as related to medico-legal investigations. Duties will include but are not limited to: ? Manage and lead a group of senior analysts/laboratory managers involved in performing toxicological analyses of biological specimens and evidentiary materials in connection to medico-legal investigations other laboratory functions to meet quality, turn-around-time and other operational goals; ? Comply with appropriate laboratory, Federal and State quality and accreditation standards;? Conduct advanced research regarding new methods, procedures and laboratory techniques; ? Oversee the operation and maintenance, including trouble-shooting of all laboratory instrumentation;? Together with the Director, manage departmental growth and technological changes;? Participate in the management of departmental interaction and collaboration with law enforcement agencies such as the District Attorneys? Office and the New York City Police Department;? Directly supervise laboratory managers and/or staff regarding time and leave approval, performance expectations and career development;? Serve as an expert and testify in court in the field of Forensic Toxicology. ? Monitor technical developments and trend in the forensic toxicology field.? Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qual Requirements

1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college in forensic toxicology, toxicology, pharmacology or analytical chemistry, plus three years of satisfactory, responsible, full-time supervisory experience in a forensic toxicology laboratory; or2. Education and/or experience equivalent to ?1? above. However, all candidates must possess a minimum of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with a major as specified in ?1? above, and for those without a doctorate as described above in ?1? must be certified, or eligible to be certified, by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology, Inc.

Preferred Skills

1. Experience in an accredited forensic toxicology laboratory.2. Certification by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology.3. Baccalaureate/Masters of Science, or PhD degree from an accredited college with specialization in toxicology, analytical chemistry or pharmacology.

Additional Information

SPECIAL NOTE1. If you were educated in a foreign school you must submit an evaluation of your foreign education from an approved organization with your resume.2. Selected candidates will be required to provide a DNA sample by swabbing.

To Apply

Please submit resume' and cover letter to Job ID #348451. No phone calls or emails please. Please note that only candidates selected for interview will be contacted for this position.

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.