Quest Diagnostics Scientist, Certifying-Negative (days) - Norristown, PA in Norristown, Pennsylvania

The Journey Begins with you.

There's quite a distance between wondering and knowing. And for patients waiting for answers to important health questions, it's a road they want to travel as quickly as possible.

At Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, we understand urgency. But more than speed, we focus our energies on accuracy. Currently, we seek a Scientist, Certifying-Negative - Norristown, PA.

Schedule: Tues-Sat 9 am to 530 pm

*Salary dependent upon experience

REQ # 3780642


JOB SUMMARY: To describe the responsibilities of the Negative Certifying Scientist within the Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory. This position reports to the Certifying Scientist Supervisor and Responsible Person. A Negative Certifying Scientist reviews analytical data to ensure accuracy, completeness and defensibility of testing results and reporting documents prior to release of a result report.


1) Certify negative and rejected drug testing results according to the Laboratory’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Manual. 2) Ensure that all test results reported by the laboratory are accurate and legally defensible. 3) Describe the standard drug testing procedures from point of collection to negative certification in a court of law. 4) Interact on a limited basis with clients, medical review officers, call center representatives and sales staff in a professional manner in order to address questions pertaining to the drug testing process. 5) Interact with laboratory inspectors to demonstrate a detailed working knowledge of the lab SOPS, QC practices, analytical procedures, test theory, reporting procedures, corrective actions and applicable regulations pertaining to drug screening. 6) Maintain a working knowledge of the accessioning procedures and protocols to ensure proper specimen and chain of custody handling. 7) Maintain a working knowledge of the theory and practice of initial test methods used in the laboratory. 8) Have a thorough understanding of all laboratory: a) quality control practices and procedures. b) data review processes c) procedures for interpretation of test results d) protocols for reporting results. 9) Provide appropriate feedback to the Supervisor and Responsible Person in order to assist in maintaining an accurate SOP. 10) Maintain a thorough understanding of all federal, state and other regulatory requirements as they pertain to applicable aspects of forensic drug testing. 11) Take proper remedial action in response to test systems being out of control limits or detecting aberrant test or quality control results. 12) Function as a technical resource for department personnel in accessioning and screening areas. 13) Maintaining a working knowledge of all instrumentation associated with the initial test procedures in order to assist in troubleshooting measures. 14) Comply with all safety and regulatory requirements as defined and applicable. 15) Follow work schedule as defined by the Certifying Scientist Supervisor. 16) Actively participate in department meetings by providing constructive feedback. 17) Maintain proficiency in screening test area. 18) Other duties as assigned by the Certifying Scientist Supervisor and Responsible Person

JOB REQUIREMENTS: 1. A bachelor’s degree in the chemical or biological sciences, medical technology, or equivalent. 2. Six years experience in forensic analytical toxicology or equivalent. 3. Knowledge of the methods and procedures used by the laboratory that are relevant to the results that the individual certifies. 4. Training and experience in reviewing and reporting test results, maintenance of chain of custody, and understanding proper remedial action in response to the problems that may arise. 5. Completion of an in-house Certifying Scientist training program and approval by the Laboratory Director to perform independent functions.

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Closing Statement

Quest Diagnostics has many career opportunities for individuals whose talent, initiative and dedication will complement our belief that the patient comes first and that values do matter. We work to earn our customers’ trust every day by providing the highest quality diagnostic information services in a professional, accessible and informative way. Our workforce is diverse and talented and believes in our vision: "Empowering Better Health with Diagnostic Insights."

[All requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.]

Quest Diagnostics is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Women / Minorities / Veterans / Disabled / Sexual Orientation / Gender Identity. Quest Diagnostics does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance in completing an employment application please email or call 262-439-1939 for assistance or an accommodation.

Job Title: Scientist, Certifying-Negative (days) - Norristown, PA

Job ID: 3780642

Location: 400 Egypt Road

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

City: Norristown

State: PA