The CFSRE is seeking a Forensic Chemist to join our team of world-leading toxicologists and chemists. This position is unique in that it combines aspects of academia, research, and casework to advance forensic chemistry and its related fields. The Forensic Chemist will work closely with CFSRE’s grants and contracts portfolio, including our NPS Discovery program, assessing emerging drug threats and producing high-impact resources for public health and public safety use. The position may include work related to drug material testing, drug quantitation in pills and powders, surveillance and monitoring of emerging drugs, profile testing for fentanyl and methamphetamine, and much more!

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NPS Discovery is the CFSRE’s open-access drug early warning system operating in the United States. NPS Discovery was launched in 2018 as an avenue for the rapid and timely dissemination of vital information regarding the detection of novel psychoactive substances (NPS). The genesis of the program involved the development the new drug monographs which included chemical information, a brief description, and analytical data. These documents continue to serve as a notification that new NPS are present in the United States recreational drug supply, allowing scientists and practitioners to respond accordingly in their respective jurisdictions. Since 2018, NPS Discovery has grown exponentially to become a premier open-access drug early warning system by utilizing an evidence-based approach to lead the development of additional high-impact reports for real-time action.

The CFSRE laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation acquired through the generosity of the Fredric Rieders Family Foundation, and our partners at NMS Labs, Agilent, SCIEX, and Waters, including GC-MS, LC-QQQ-MS, LC-QTOF-MS, FTIR, and more. CFSRE scientists perform independent research under grants and funded projects, publish in impactful scientific and academic journals, provide bench and classroom learning in post-graduate educational settings, host multidisciplinary continuing education programs, and represent the CFSRE at international and national scientific meetings. The CFSRE enjoys thriving partnerships with Arcadia University and Thomas Jefferson University, where CFSRE professionals hold adjunct professorships and teaching positions.

A successful candidate will have at least a BS/BA or MS in chemistry, biology, or forensic science. Educational and professional experience in forensic chemistry, analytical chemistry, and forensic science is preferred. Hands-on laboratory experience and knowledge of GC-MS and LC-QQQ-MS are highly preferred. The CFSRE is looking for a candidate with passion for forensic chemistry, research, and laboratory science, who may also have an interest in teaching and mentoring graduate students. Candidates with an interest in publishing and making presentations in peer-reviewed settings are strongly encouraged to apply. As a non-profit entity, professionals at the CFSRE excel at grant development, preparation, submission, and reporting. Prior experience in grant processes is preferred, along with exceptional writing and analytical skills combined with a sincere willingness to pursue grant opportunities.

This is a full-time employment position located at the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education (CFSRE) in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania.

Interested candidates should email their CV/Resume and Cover Letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..