Vacancies and Training

This section is intended as a resource for members seeking or promoting employment, training and/or professional development in the field of toxicology.
If you would like to submit a vacancy, or any item that would be of interest to the Group, please e-mail the advertisement or web link to along with a brief summary of the position and candidate specification.
Please consult the advertisements below for appropriate format. All posts are subject to the discretion of the LTG Executive committee.

King's College London

Lecturer in Analytical Toxicology

  • Reference: THW/17/059639/001177
  • Salary Details: Grade 7, £40,523 to £48,327 per annum
  • Allowances: plus £2,923 London Allowance
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Contract Term: Full time

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lecturer in the emerging area of Analytical Toxicology. The increasing research profile of the Analytical & Environmental Sciences (AES) Division in the Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine at King’s College London will be enhanced with the appointment of a candidate with experience in Analytical Toxicology or the Analytical Sciences. The AES division has world leading research groups which include analytical toxicology, forensic toxicology, and environmental toxicology. We are looking for an exceptional individual who can make a significant contribution to any one of these areas and will also be instrumental in carrying the research forward into new areas.

The Analytical and Environmental Sciences division holds a Bronze Athena SWAN award and are committed to embedding the Equality Challenge Unit’s Athena SWAN principles and supporting women in science. We particularly welcome female applicants to enrich the diversity of the Division at this level.

The successful candidate will:

  • Take a lead role in the planning, organisation and delivery of the MSc Analytical Toxicology.
  • Introduce innovative teaching in-line with the King’s Strategic Vision 2029 and the King’s Academy of Educators.
  • Contribute to the development of innovative on-line courses and the use of technology enhanced learning within the Division.
  • Undertake research in the field of Analytical Toxicology which complements, contributes to and enhances the existing science research portfolio and attracts funding from external bodies.

The selection process will include a presentation and a panel interview.

Closing date: 17 September 2017

If you have questions about this role, please contact: Professor Frank Kelly, email:

To download Job Pack (Word Document 251k) and/or to upload your CV, please go here.

Consultant Clinical Scientist

  • Job Reference: 190-4828-LEG
  • Employer: Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Department: Clinical Chemistry
  • Location: Sheffield
  • Salary: £67,247 to £83,258 pa/pro rata for part-time staff

The Specialised Clinical Chemistry service is part of a progressive department with trained and committed staff. The successful candidate will be the lead for Specialist Clinical Chemistry.

Toxicology/drug analyses are offered on a local, regional and national basis including the investigation of acute poisoning, testing for substance misuse, therapeutic drug monitoring. A comprehensive service is also provided to HM Coroners. The specialist chemistry assays offered include those for steroid hormones, biogenic amines and trace elements/toxic metals.

The service generates a significant income for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with the potential for growth.

The post holder will oversee the provision of reports for HM Coroners, pathologists, etc.

Key analytical equipment includes GC, GC-MS, HPLC, LC-MS/MS and LC-HRMS (Thermo Fisher Q Exactive Focus). There has been recent IT investment and the department is keen to consider the next generation of LIMS systems.

The department has an active research and development programme and encourages participation in external meetings and publication of research findings.

For further information contact Dr. Hannah Delaney – Clinical Lead on 0114 271 4248 or Kevin Green - Lead Laboratory Manager on 0114 271 5707.

More information here: NHS jobs

Should you be successful in your application we will contact you via NHS Jobs with interview details and require you to book an interview time via NHS Jobs. This will appear as a message attached to the application for this vacancy under 'My NHS Jobs' and 'My Interviews' on your homepage. Please ensure you check your NHS Jobs account regularly.
Shortlisting for positions advertised on NHS Jobs for the Trust will ordinarily be shortlisted within 4 weeks of the closing date, therefore if you have not received any notifications after this point your application is considered unsuccessful.
In submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.
The Trust is committed to its obligations in accordance with the Equality Act 2010, and we positively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Should you require any assistance in applying for the position please contact the Human Resources Department on the number identified on the NHS Jobs page for the organisation.
Job Share applicants are welcome for all full time posts unless indicated but cannot be guaranteed. In addition for Fixed Term Contracts, internal secondments may be considered, please seek the approval of your current line manager before applying for the position.
All employment with the Trust is subject to a number of NHS Employment Checks being met to a satisfactory standard including verification of identity, eligibility to work in the United Kingdom, references and qualifications in addition to professional registration, a disclosure and barring records check and occupational health check if these are deemed to be a requirement for the position to be undertaken.


Toxicologists/Reporting Scientists

Based at either Cardiff or Abingdon

Alere Toxicology is a world leading provider of diagnostic products and services.

We are now seeking scientists who are experienced in data interpretation, predominantly hair testing results, to be part of our team. To succeed in this role, you will have a sound technical working knowledge of sample preparation, LC-MS and GC-MS, and will have a proven hands-on approach to dealing with a variety of analytical challenges. You will have experience of producing formal reports, suitable for use in legal cases and employment tribunals. Experience of providing verbal expert testimony is desirable.

Using your extensive scientific experience, in-depth knowledge of current analytical techniques and instrumentation and detailed knowledge of drug metabolism and drug detection windows, you will be a point of contact for technical customer enquiries.

You will possess excellent team working skills, and an ability to motivate others. You will also have an aptitude for problem solving.

An interest in the application of new analytical techniques and process improvement will put you in a very advantageous position.

All candidates must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK.

If the above sounds like something you can do, please send your application (CV and Cover Letter) to