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The NC State Laboratory of Public Health is currently accepting applications for two Clinical Chemistry Specialists in the Newborn Screening (NBS) Unit. These progressive positions provide testing services to detect rare potentially life threatening disorders in newborns that require early intervention to improve health outcomes.
 
The Clinical Chemistry Specialists will primarily work in the Tandem Mass Spectrometry (MS/MS) laboratory. The primary function of this laboratory is to provide and perform accurate and timely screening analyses on dried blood spot specimens collected from newborns. The testing uses analytical and biochemical procedures and electrospray tandem mass spectrometry quadrupole technology. This allows for rapid detection of newborns at risk for amino acid disorders (e.g. PKU), fatty acid oxidation disorders (e.g. short-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency), and organic acid disorders (e.g. malonic aciduria).
 
Additionally, identified children and adults are monitored for their responses to dietary and medical treatment. The service is provided to physicians, birthing hospitals, local health departments and other health care providers. 
 
The NBS Unit collaborates with universities and other institutions on various data mining and method development projects and pilot studies to enhance the NBS program and the NCSLPH testing menu to accommodate for new disorders and/or methodologies as they become available.

Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree in chemistry or biochemistry.

Job Location: 4312 District Drive Raleigh NC 27607
Questions? Please contact the HR office at 919-707-5450.