Clinical Lab Technician

Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner; State Toxicology Lab, Newark, NJ, US


The Northern Regional Medical Examiner Office State Toxicology Lab is seeking a qualified candidate to perform specimen receiving for workplace drug testing and postmortem toxicology specimens and specimen accessioning in the laboratory information management system (LIMS). The qualified candidate will also perform specimen management and transfer specimens among various secure storage areas in the laboratory; prepares testing aliquots for initial screening of urine specimens by Enzyme Multiplied Immunoassay Technique for drugs, urine specimen validity testing by pH and Specific Gravity, and blood specimens by Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay. Other duties and responsibilities may also include performing sample preparation and analysis of specimens and evidence for specific toxic chemicals, drugs of abuse and other substances following laboratory standard operating procedures.


EDUCATION: Successful completion of a course of study from an accredited school for Clinical Laboratory Assistant, Medical Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Assistant, or Medical Technician. Must be certified as a Clinical Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Assistant, or Medical Technician by and registered with a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.


Salary range is $40,719.93-$57,034.14.

  • A competitive benefits package includes:
  • Annual vacation, sick and administrative leave as well as paid holidays.
  • Medical, Prescription and Dental Coverage
  • Retirement/Pension/Deferred Compensation Program and Flexible Spending Accounts

How to apply

Interested applicants may electronically submit a cover letter, resume and completed application ( to

The State of NJ is able to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa. Questions can be addressed to Jill Velez at or by telephone at 609-376-0565.