Title: Forensic Chemistry Team Leader

Department: Forensic Chemistry

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Location: Winston Salem, NC

Functional Area: Forensic Chemistry

Shift: 1st

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm


NMS Labs is the nation’s leading independent provider of professional laboratory testing services, specializing in clinical toxicology, forensic science, and other vitally important areas of esoteric testing and expert services. We employ more than 250 highly trained professionals who work closely with leading healthcare providers, medical researchers, and various members of the criminal and civil justice system to provide integrated testing and consultative services.

NMS Labs is an ISO accredited independent provider of clinical and forensic toxicology, endocrinology and criminalistics laboratory services for the health care and forensic sciences communities. Since 1970, we have built a reputation as a provider of innovative, first-to-market and hard-to-find testing that has evolved to a broad menu of over 2,500 laboratory tests.

Job Description:

We are seeking a Team Leader for our Forensic Chemistry department at our Winston Salem, NC location This leadership position provides the opportunity for performing supervisory duties in the absence of the Forensic Chemistry Supervisor, and as required, the performance of chemical and analytical testing, including the isolation and identification of chemical substances in forensic casework samples. This position also involves administrative and technical review of casework. In addition to the duties of a Forensic Chemist, the Team Leader will be responsible for:

Supervising lab personnel and assisting the Chemistry Lab Supervisor as needed
Performing casework management including prioritizing and assigning cases, directing the analytical testing required, and monitoring turnaround time
Scheduling staff
Performance reviews, recommending rewards, and representing the department at company meetings
Implementing, performing, maintaining, and improving appropriate quality assurance and quality control procedures
Overseeing training of personnel in chemical or instrumental methods


Degree must be in a chemical, physical, biological science, or forensic science from an accredited university with a minimum of 5 years lab related experience, or Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years lab related experience
Minimum of 16 semester credit hours in college-level chemistry coursework above General Chemistry
Coursework and labs in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Analytical (Instrumental) Chemistry
3 college-level semester credit hours in Statistics
Licensed by the Texas Forensic Science Commission within 1 year of hire, as applicable
Demonstrated leadership skills

ABC certified
Court testimony experience

Physical Demands:

Ability to hear
Vision (with correction) including color, distance, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
Lifting objects up to 20 lbs.
Standing, reaching with hands and arms, and using hands and fingers to manipulate instrument or equipment controls, computer keyboard, office equipment, objects or tools
Movement from one work location to another
Sitting and standing, sometimes for extended periods of time
Exposure to intermittent or constant sounds generated by equipment
Exposure to fumes, noxious odors and dust
Exposure to biological material and blood-borne pathogens
Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals
Proximity to moving parts
Some travel will be required
A few reasons why NMS Labs employees love the company:

Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, NMS Labs offers a stimulating and diverse work environment with competitive salary/compensation plans and great benefits, including medical/dental/vision/prescription plan, life/STD/LTD, flexible spending account, tuition reimbursement, 401k plan with generous match and profit sharing pension plan.

NMS Labs offers a stimulating and diverse working environment and unique culture
In April, week long celebration for National Medical Laboratory Professionals
Company Wellness Committee and ‘Activiteam’ dedicated to plan exciting events and seminars throughout the year
In July, Founder’s Day celebration
In December, holiday celebration for employees and their families
Halloween Potluck, Charity Drives and other exciting events throughout the year

To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and official or unofficial transcripts and apply at http://www.nmslabs.com/careers .

*We are an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, otherwise qualified disability, or protected veteran status (disabled, Armed Forces Service Medal, recently separated, active duty or campaign badge).

Key words: forensic science, toxicology, research & development, LCMS, GCMS, HPLC, ICP, ABFT, endocrinology, crime lab, hospital lab, clinical research, drug test, DNA, biology, medical examiner

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