Position Description

Forensic Chemistry Team Leader
Location Winston Salem, NC
Department IFS-Winston Salem
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Title:  Forensic Chemistry Team Leader

Department: Forensic Chemistry

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Location: Winston Salem, NC

Functional Area: Forensic Chemistry

Shift: 1st

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm



NMS Labs is the nation's leading independent provider of professional laboratory testing services, specializing in clinical toxicology, forensic science, and other vitally important areas of esoteric testing and expert services.  We employ more than 250 highly trained professionals who work closely with leading healthcare providers, medical researchers, and various members of the criminal and civil justice system to provide integrated testing and consultative services.

NMS Labs is an ISO accredited independent provider of clinical and forensic toxicology and criminalistics laboratory services for the health care and forensic sciences communities.  Since 1970, we have built a reputation as a provider of innovative, first-to-market and hard-to-find testing that has evolved to a broad menu of over 2,500 laboratory tests.


Job Description:

We are seeking a Team Leader for our Forensic Chemistry department at our Winston Salem, NC location  This leadership position provides the opportunity for performing supervisory duties in the absence of the Forensic Chemistry Supervisor, and as required, the performance of chemical and analytical testing, including the isolation and identification of chemical substances in forensic casework samples. This position also involves administrative and technical review of casework.  In addition to the duties of a Forensic Chemist, the Team Leader will be responsible for:

  • Supervising lab personnel and assisting the Chemistry Lab Supervisor as needed
  • Performing casework management including prioritizing and assigning cases, directing the analytical testing required, and monitoring turnaround time
  • Scheduling staff
  • Performance reviews, recommending rewards, and representing the department at company meetings
  • Implementing, performing, maintaining, and improving appropriate quality assurance and quality control procedures
  • Overseeing training of personnel in chemical or instrumental methods



  • Degree must be in a chemical, physical, biological science, or forensic science from an accredited university with a minimum of 5 years lab related experience, or Master’s degree with a minimum of 3 years lab related experience
  • Minimum of 16 semester credit hours in college-level chemistry coursework above General Chemistry
  • Coursework and labs in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Analytical (Instrumental) Chemistry
  • 3 college-level semester credit hours in Statistics
  • Licensed by the Texas Forensic Science Commission within 1 year of hire, as applicable
  • Demonstrated leadership skills


  • ABC certified
  • Court testimony experience


Physical Demands:

  • Ability to hear
  • Vision (with correction) including color, distance, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Lifting objects up to 20 lbs.
  • Standing, reaching with hands and arms, and using hands and fingers to manipulate instrument or equipment controls, computer keyboard, office equipment, objects or tools
  • Movement from one work location to another
  • Sitting and standing, sometimes for extended periods of time
  • Exposure to intermittent or constant sounds generated by equipment
  • Exposure to fumes, noxious odors and dust
  • Exposure to biological material and blood-borne pathogens
  • Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Proximity to moving parts
  • Some travel will be required

A few reasons why NMS Labs employees love the company:

Headquartered in suburban Philadelphia, NMS Labs offers a stimulating and diverse work environment with competitive salary/compensation plans and great benefits, including medical/dental/vision/prescription plan, life/STD/LTD, flexible spending account, tuition reimbursement, 401k plan with generous match and profit sharing pension plan.

  • NMS Labs offers a stimulating and diverse working environment and unique culture
  • In April, week long celebration for National Medical Laboratory Professionals
  • Company Wellness Committee and ‘Activiteam’ dedicated to plan exciting events and seminars throughout the year
  • In July, Founder’s Day celebration
  • In December, holiday celebration for employees and their families
  • Halloween Potluck, Charity Drives and other exciting events throughout the year


To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter, resume and official or unofficial transcripts and apply at    http://www.nmslabs.com/careers    .


*We are an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, otherwise qualified disability, or protected veteran status (disabled, Armed Forces Service Medal, recently separated, active duty or campaign badge).


Key words:   forensic science, toxicology, research & development, LCMS, GCMS, HPLC, ICP, ABFT, endocrinology, crime lab, hospital lab, clinical research, drug test, DNA, biology, medical examiner

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