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The Virginia State Laboratory, the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS), is one of the largest public consolidated laboratories in the United States. With over 200 scientific and support staff, DCLS provides chemical & microbiological testing services to local, state, and federal regulatory, environmental & public health agencies. Located in historic downtown Richmond, our laboratory is adjacent to the State Capitol grounds. Beaches, mountains, Colonial Williamsburg, and Washington D.C. are less than a two-hour drive.

The Department of General Services’ Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services (DCLS) is seeking a qualified laboratory professional to act as a Scientist within the Chemical Terrorism Response (CT) section of the Chemical Terrorism Response, Radiochemistry, Biomonitoring and Drug Testing Group at DCLS. The CT section performs testing on human urine, blood, serum, foods and other matrices, using mass spectrometry in response to the intentional or accidental exposure of individuals, the environment, and food to potentially hazardous chemicals. This position is grant funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and provides testing associated with the Laboratory Response Network and unknown hazardous material responses. This position will be responsible for analyzing samples, assisting with method development and validation, monitoring QA/QC procedures, maintaining accurate records and use and maintenance of instrumentation.

This position requires participation in a rotating 24/7 on-call schedule as part of the DCLS emergency response team.

This is a full-time restricted position funded by a federal grant and includes state benefits.

Qualified state employees may be eligible for student loan forgiveness through the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). As a full-time employee with the Virginia Department of General Services, Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services, you may be able to take advantage of this program! Visit the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program site for more information including eligibility requirements.