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Avazyme, Inc.
Durham, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States
21 days ago
Avazyme, Inc.
Durham, Research Triangle Park, NC, United States
21 days ago
Avazyme, Inc.
Durham, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States
21 days ago


Job Description: Forensic Scientist / Analytical Chemistry Scientist

Are you looking for a career that lets you combine scientific excellence with creativity and commercial value? Do you want to be included as a valued member in an interdisciplinary and diverse research science team? Do you want to share in our commitment to create a flexible, collaborative work environment that allows us to provide breakthrough service and innovative, customized solutions to our customers?

Job Function: 

  • Design, execute, and interpret experiments and tests according to company's Technical Procedures and client requests.
  • Analyze data and make and record and report educated and detailed observations in compliance with the principles of ISO 17025, internal and external SOPs and and regulatory requirements of DEA (controlled substances of all schedules) and USDA (e.g., hemp compliance testing program).
  • Solve forensic science and analytical chemistry problems and together with the Avazyme team create innovative, accurate  and reliable test results for our clients (law enforcement, Crime Scene Investigations, DEA Diversion Control, NC and Federal Courts,  NC SBI, FBI, US Department of Homeland Security.
  • Execute customized Technical Procedures and Standard Operating Procedures (e.g., GLP) and perform the daily tasks accurately and reliably at a high quality level (ISO17025:2017) and on time. 
  • Communicate well and in a timely fashion with the Avazyme team, team leaders and study directors, collaborators, and clients.
  • Maintain, calibrate, and validate laboratory equipment and work areas in good working condition.
  • Continuously seek to expand knowledge, read and understand scientific and forensic literature, and be able to quickly learn new techniques, instrumentation, software, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Testify as an Expert Witness in a court of law to support the results and findings of forensic investigations.

    Compensation is competitive and comensurate with relevant prior experience. Avazyme offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including health care, vision, dental and life insurance, and a 401k. Please note that we are not reimbursing relocation expenses nor are we able to provide visa sponsorship.

    Please submit a cover letter summarizing your career objectives, key skills and experience that will be directly applicable to Avazyme's service offering, and what short term impact you will have for the Avazyme team and Avazyme's customers. Also, please submit a formal resume. Do not contact Avazyme or any Avazyme employees directly regarding this open position.


Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience with mass spectrometry instruments and bioanalytical data acquisition and processing software (e.g., LabSolutions, Chem Station, Chromeleon, Analyst, statistics software)
  • Prior hands-on experience with Shimadzu mass spectrometers, chromatographs and software preferred.
  • Experience with analytical techniques such as HPLC/UPLC, Gas chromatography, UV/VIS, mass spectrometry, CAD, DSC, ICP-MS
  • Experience with forensic tests, e.g., cannabinoid analysis, opioid screens including metabolites, heavy metals screen, controlled substance screens
  • Experience working with controlled substances under a DEA permit and under ISO 17025:2017 quality standards, with successful proficiency tests for analytical methods in the following areas: active pharmaceutical ingredients, metabolites, man-made toxins and natural toxins, food adulterants, or other man-made or natural small to mid-size molecules.
  • Experience in following proper safety regulations regarding chemicals and biological hazards.
  • A proven track record of the ability to perform method development, method transfer, adaptation, validation (according to published and established test guidelines), and qualification protocols in a timely fashion.
  • Proficiency in basic computer skills and Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Well organized and able to multitask with a flexible work schedule (including weekends and holidays depending on client project needs and timelines)
  • Associate Degree in Forensic Science, Analytical Chemistry, B.A. or B.S., or Masters degree in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64651537
  • Location:
    Durham, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, United States
  • Position Title: Forensic Scientist / Analytical Chemist
  • Company Name For Job: Avazyme, Inc.
  • Job Function: Other,
    Quantitative Sciences
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $43,000.00 - $90,000.00 (Yearly Salary)
Technical Services
Durham, Research Triangle Park , NC , US

Focus: We provide innovative and customized testing services in our ISO 17025:2017 accredited and DEA permitted GLP laboratory for our customers in agriculture and the food value chain, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and law enforcement. Our clients include farmers, processors, pharmaceutical companies including biological pharmaceuticals, agtech, biotech, food and feed manufacturing, university researchers, and more. Technology: State-of-the-art technology platforms for mass spectrometry, molecular biology, microbiology, bioc...

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