University of California, Davis

Davis, CA



Under general direction, as a Toxicology Group Leader, be responsible for all of the work performed by the group for the
prevention, diagnosis, treatment and investigation into animal toxicoses including coordinating work assignments, diagnostic
testing, method development, and quality assurance/control. Responsible for the performance of inorganic and organic
analyses to determine industrial and naturally occurring toxicants and nutritional components in animal tissues, biological
specimens, animal feed, food, and source material. Provide accurate test results for minerals, metals, protein, and other
constituents of animal feed and feed ingredients. Supervise the receiving process in Toxicology. Work with the Section
Head and Laboratory Manager to ensure that samples are received, stored, and logged in correctly and that any issues are
communicated to the Section Head and/or clients in a timely fashion. Supervise the activities of personnel dedicated to the
receiving process. With the Section Head and Laboratory Manager, be responsible for the management of regulatory
agency programs including coordinating work with agency personnel and other laboratories, ensuring that analytical work is
performed in a timely fashion, and that data quality goals and agency reporting requirements are met.


Posting Date11/10/2022

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  • Experience in the development and validation of inorganic analytical chemistry methods.
  • Significant expertise in all aspects of inorganic analytical chemistry, particularly as it is applied to analysis of biological samples and animal feed, including sample digestion techniques and instrumental analysis.
  • Organizational skills including scheduling workload, maintaining standard turnaround times, and adapting to changing environment and workload.
  • Skills to communicate well with clients such as veterinarians and regulatory agency personnel in order to initiate and manage ongoing programs.
  • Skills to train, supervise, evaluate the performance, perform conflict resolution for staff supervised and effectively manage an analytical laboratory group as well as to communicate effectively with supervised personnel and Section leadership clearly communicating expectations and requirements.
  • Skills to operate and obtain maximum performance from ICP, ICP/MS and AA type instruments and other instruments as needed.
  • Knowledge and skills to follow safe working practices and to instruct and monitor same for all personnel supervised.
  • Significant experience in speciation analysis for chemicals related to mercury, arsenic, and others in various types of samples.
  • Working knowledge of organic chemical analytical methods including sample preparation and analysis.

  • Knowledge of quality assurance practices as they apply to accreditation standards such as ISO-17025.


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