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State of Massachusetts Laboratory Technician I - Forensic Chemistry in Maynard, Massachusetts

Performs routine tests such as biological, chemical, histological, or hematological, using laboratory apparatus and testing equipment and following standardized procedures to provide data for use in research or scientific experiments; Collects human specimens such as blood and tissue samples for use in tests and analyses; Operates laboratory equipment such as microscopes, counters and spectrophotometers for laboratory tests and research or scientific experiments; Maintains the cleanliness and safety of laboratory according to established standards and procedures utilizing procedures such as disposing of contaminants, washing and sterilizing glassware and inspecting temperature control equipment; Gives instructions to individuals and groups concerning laboratory techniques and use of equipment and responds to inquiries from the public, other agencies and private industries on such matters as laboratory test results, normal test ranges, appropriate tests or collection of samples; Maintains records on such matters as tests performed, test results, methods, materials and procedures used, and inventory records; Prepares reports concerning such matters and test results and quality control, in order to provide data for use in the diagnosis and treatment of disease or for research and scientific experiments; Performs related duties such as assigning numbers or codes to samples or specimens for identification purposes; accession and maintaining submitted drugs and other evidence for disposition; duties may include categorizing, filing, compiling and/or providing copies of records, journals, manuals and reference books; and reading pertinent published materials to keep abreast of developments in the field. This person strives to create a positive work environment, effectively communicates with others, and conducts all activities in accordance with safety and security policies and procedures. Incumbent receives direct supervision from employees of higher grade at the Forensic Scientist II or higher.

This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.


Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in laboratory work in a recognized clinical, medical, hospital, chemical, water quality, public health, biological, bacteriological, marine sciences or materials testing laboratory, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. An Associate's degree or higher with a major in medical technology, chemistry, bacteriology, food science and technology, environmental science, chemical or environmental engineering, wastewater technology, oceanography or the biological sciences may be substituted for the required experience.

II. The successful completion of one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time, education toward a degree at a recognized medical or dental school may be substituted for the required experience.

III. The successful completion of training in a recognized school or hospital course or an American Medical Association (AMA) approved training program for laboratory technicians or medical technologists may be substituted for the required experience.

IV. Registration as a medical technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the International Society for Clinical Laboratory Technicians or American Medical Technologists or as a bacteriologist by the National Registry of Microbiologists may be substituted for the required experience.

Special Requirements: None.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Laboratory Services

Organization: *Department of State Police

Title: Laboratory Technician I - Forensic Chemistry

Location: Massachusetts-Maynard - 124 Acton Street

Requisition ID: 210003AO