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averhealth Analytical Chemist I in St. Louis, Missouri

Since 1995, Averhealth has specialized in providing substance use monitoring services tailored to the unique needs of courts and social service agencies that operate at the holistic intersection of healthcare and criminal justice. Today, Averhealth serves more than 1,800 courts and social service agencies across 30 states, integrating all substance use monitoring activities.

Our mission at Averhealth is to reclaim lives, unite families, and strengthen communities by creating and providing the smartest, most innovative solutions for substance use disorder monitoring and recovery.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Analytical Chemist I within our Averhealth business located in St. Louis, MO. In this role, you will prepare specimens for routine drug testing following the laboratory's Standard Operating Procedures. The Analytical Chemist will also interface with our analytical instruments (LC/MS/MS and GC/MS) and needs to have the ability to work safely with instruments/equipment, chemicals, and biological samples.

  • PAY: $18/HR, plus Full-Time Benefits

  • FULL-TIME: (40 hours/week) MONDAY- FRIDAY 7 AM - 3:30 PM

  • LOCATION: IN-LAB, St. Louis, MO


  • Interfaces with analytical instruments (LC/MS/MS and GC/MS)

  • Review data generated by LC-MS/MS instrumentation and report results

  • Provide legal testimony as needed

  • Assist with training new staff on sample preparation, LC-MS/MS operation, and data review

  • Assist with method development of toxicology drugs of abuse on an LC

  • MS/MS instrument including the sample preparation and validation per CLIA guidelines

  • Adhere to all security procedures for ensuring the confidentiality of donor information

  • Adhere to all established guidelines outlined in Averhealth Employee Guidebook

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree in science or equivalent relevant field REQUIRED

  • 1-3 years experience operating and reviewing data for an LC-MS/MS instrument. ABSciex experience preferred.

  • 1-3 years experience in a biological laboratory environment.

  • Experience with GC/MS is an added advantage.


  • $18/HR

  • Uniform Allowance

  • 100% Disability Insurance

  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance Options

  • Attendance Bonus Eligibility

  • PTO Eligibility

  • 401k match

  • Company-paid training

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Averhealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of any kind: Averhealth is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Averhealth are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Averhealth will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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