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Method Development Scientist /Certifying Scientist

Raleigh, NC · Job ID: 9628 · · Industry: Toxicology


Are you interested in taking your toxicology career to the next level by joining a successful but small laboratory that will provide the opportunity to work autonomously while living in picturesque North Carolina? 

Lighthouse Lab Services is currently seeking a Method Development / Certifying Scientist to join a quickly growing toxicology testing laboratory near North Raleigh, NC. This role will be responsible for performing analytical drug testing data review and analyses as well as perform method development for the toxicology lab. The Scientist will be conducting a review of all confirmation results to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the drug testing process, and subsequently releasing these test reports to physicians or other healthcare professionals as well as perform method development and validations for new assays as well as periodic performance verification of current assay. This individual will assist with the roll out of new methods, QA activities, write SOPs, training production staff as it relates to methods they have validated. They will assist with filling out all the paperwork associated with new LDTs submissions to appropriate parties.

Specific Duties could include but not limited to:

Reagent Preparation – prepare stock solutions, QCs, and calibrators

Instrument/Equipment Maintenance – maintain resources according manufacturers’ recommendations

Develop and maintain competency in the operation of instrument and equipment as assigned and in laboratory-specific workflow practices

Validation Planning Phase – responsible for outlining a complete method validation plan that covers all components of the validation process

Method Development – perform literature reviews, construct an analyte library, assay optimizations

Method Validation – linearity, precision (intra and inter), accuracy, carryover, lower limit studies, interference, method comparison, dilution integrity, analyte stability

Data Reduction – Perform initial data reduction and data analysis using EP Evaluator and Microsoft Excel®, summarize experimental process, results and findings

Validation of manual and automated sample preparation protocols

Periodic verification of instrument performance; including calibration verification, carryover, instrument correlation and quality controls

Safety equipment verification at prescribed intervals

Review drug confirmation data from the laboratory, compares with the initial screening data for accuracy and release the results.

Initiate  any corrective action in the lab on testing data that has been reviewed and found to be incomplete or inconclusive.

Provide detailed customer consultation for physicians and other health care professionals in regards to drug testing methods, drug metabolism and excretion.

Shift: M-F, Days

Salary: $52,000 – $60,000 per year (based on experience)


– Bachelor's degree or greater in Medical Technology, Chemistry, Toxicology, or similar. 

– 2+ years LC-MS/MS experience in method development and data analysis on the AB Sciex 4000, 5000  6500 in a clinical toxicology setting

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 14 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories. 

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Lighthouse Lab Services is committed to working and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including persons with disabilities. If at any time during the application process, you need an accommodation, please contact for assistance.

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