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Forensic Chemist I Resume

Houston, TX

SUMMARY

15 Years in forensic laboratory testing specializing in Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology Versatile, reliable and technically efficient in various analytical instrumentation in a high - paced environment Supervised Inventory Planning and Procurement Supervised daily operations of 13 employees while ensuring timely completion of project deadlines.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Access
  • Q-Pulse Electronic Management System
  • JusticeTrax LIMS-Plus System
  • JusticeTrax Indexer
  • Mettler Toledo LabX Software

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

FORENSIC CHEMIST I

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Supervised backlog reduction from 3000 to 100 cases.
  • Decreased priority testing turn-around time to less than ten days.
  • Lead Liaison examining case results and testing requests with internal and external customers.
  • Supervised $100,000 Inventory and Equipment budget.
  • Reduced annual purchasing cost 15%.
  • Maintained instrumental knowledge and troubleshooting of GC-FID, GC-MS, FT-IR, UV-Vis, and DART-TOF-MS.
  • Ensured the laboratory remains in compliance with ASCLD/LAB-International and ISO 17025 standards
  • Assisted newcomers with Employee Training, Development and Leadership.

FORENSIC CHEMIST II

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Performed 100-150 qualitative analysis per month using GC-FID, GC/MS, UV-Vis, FT-IR, and DART-TOF/MS.
  • Successfully kept error margin under 5%.
  • Performed calibration and troubleshooting of target drug quantitation on Agilent GC-FID and GC-MS using MSD ChemStation.
  • Inputted results and generated reports into JusticeTrax LIMS Plus software.
  • Testified in court as an expert witness.

POSITIVE DOT CERTIFYING SCIENTIST

Confidential, Gretna, LA

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzed 20,000 tests per month with 2000 - 3000 positive results and reported them via electronic means of communication.
  • Performed ELISA Immunoassay screening and GC-MS drug quantitation analysis.

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