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Toxicology Lab Scientist

Laboratory | Waterford Township, MI | Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary:  

Position is  responsible for  the  analysis  of human urine  and oral fluid samples for  drug  confirmation analysis  via  LC-MS/MS  instrumentation.  Analyst is  responsible for building  and submitting  patient batches, analyzing  and  reviewing  calibrators and controls for batch acceptance, processing  and reviewing  unknown patient samples and  performing  daily, weekly  and monthly  maintenance  on the  instruments.  Position requires ability  to troubleshoot issues with  instrumentation or  results and  correct issues as they  arise. Variable shifts required. 

Job  Specific Duties and  Responsibilities: 

  • Build  and submit  patient  batches on  the LC-MS/MS  instrumentation 

  • Process  and review calibrators and controls  to determine batch acceptance  per  internal  quality control  procedures 

  • Process  and review all  patient  data per  internal  procedures  for  identifying  positive  results 

  • Upload patient  data  to LIS and verify  all  samples  have been processed, reviewed  and uploaded to the LIS 

  • Maintain  the LC-MS/MS  instruments according  to  internal  maintenance  schedules.  Troubleshoot any  issues that  arise  during  normal  sample analysis.    

  • Participate  in any  method validation  studies that  need  to be performed  and coordinate validation efforts with prep  team 

  • Participate  in the proficiency  testing  program 

  • Communicate with management  when any  problems arise  than  cannot  be resolved 


  • Associate’s  degree  in hard  science  in combination  with a  MLT  certification required

  • Bachelor’s degree  in  a  hard science  (Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry) or related field preferred

  • Previous  experience  running  LC-MS/MS  instrumentation, with preference  to  AB Sciex 4500 and 5500 MS  instruments.    

  • Previous  experience  processing, interpreting  and reviewing  urine  and oral  fluid  LC-MS/MS confirmation data 

Knowledge, Skills, and  Abilities: 

  • Excellent  laboratory  skills 

  • Excellent  analytical  mindset  and  troubleshooting  skills 

  • Strong  LC-MS/MS maintenance, data  processing  and reviewing  skills 

  • Strict  attention to detail  and quality  procedures 

  • Strong organizational  and  communication skills 

  • Commitment to both our clients  and their  patients  to  provide  the  most  accurate  test  results possible, in  a  timely  fashion 

  • Ability  to work overtime  as  needed 

  • Other duties as required

Job Type: 

Full time, non-exempt 

Who We Are: 

Helix is a value-based, state-of-the-art clinical laboratory on a mission to elevate the lab space through compliance, high ethics, innovation and a best in class client experience. Helix incorporates the latest technology and methods to provide comprehensive diagnostics including toxicology testing, pathogen detection, blood testing and Pharmacogenomics (PGx) testing

Expected Use and Disclosure of Protected Health Information: 

Employees in this position are expected to have access to protected health information and other confidential business information from throughout the organization as is needed to fulfill their responsibilities in evaluating and reducing risk to the organization. No protected health information will be disclosed outside the organization unless specifically required by state or federal law. *This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed and the requirements of the position. It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills and responsibilities of personnel so classified; nor is it intended to limit the right of any leader to assign or direct employees under his/her direction.