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Montana Department of Justice Toxicologist (MONTANA Forensic Science Division) in Missoula, Montana

The Montana Forensic Science Division (FSD) is seeking a TOXICOLOGIST.

The work environment contains a group of highly motivated and skilled professionals, is fast paced, fun and collaborative, and is located in the lovely Missoula, MT community.

The Toxicologist (Forensic Scientist I-III) prepares reports and records based upon chemical analysis of alcohol, drugs, and toxic substances in biological specimens, such as blood, urine, and vitreous.

A majority of the Toxicologist’s time is spent performing analytical analyses in an accredited laboratory. Toxicologists who perform this work practice particular safety precautions while working with hazardous materials.

They may be called upon by federal, state, and local courts to provide expert testimony based on the analytical results obtained and the interpretation of those results in cases analyzed. The Toxicologist conducts research and method validations; may conduct case reviews; meets continuing education requirements; may train law enforcement officers; and performs other job-related duties appropriate to the laboratory’s mission.

EXPECTATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree in Natural Science (Preference in Chemistry, Toxicology, Biochemistry, or Biology) or Applied Science (Forensic Science, Medical Sciences). Required coursework includes 16 hours of chemistry, one analytical course (analytical chemistry, instrumental analysis, quantitative analysis, etc.), and one interpretive course (biochemistry, toxicology, pharmacology, etc.).
Preferred Qualifications

Current certification in area of expertise.
One or more years’ experience performing casework in an accredited lab.
Successful completion of an accredited laboratory training program.
Qualified to testify in court.
Other combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

To be considered for this position, you must attach a cover letter and résumé at the time of application.

Tip: When attaching your cover letter and resume you must mark each of the attachments as a “Relevant File”.

Your Cover Letter: How do your qualifications and experience directly correlate to the duties of this position and what makes you the best candidate for the job?

Your Résumé: Please include all work experience as well as job duties that demonstrate your qualifications for this position. Include dates of employment (month & year- start & end) and the reason you left each job.

Lets not forget the amazing State of MT benefits:

Medical, dental and vision coverage
Retirement plan choices - Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution
Additional 457b Deferred Compensation plan.
Generous paid vacation, sick and holidays
Pre-tax Flexibility Spending Accounts
Employee Assistance Program
State of Montana employment may qualify for student loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program.

Closing Date (based on your computer's time zone): Oct 2, 2022, 11:59:00 PM

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