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Job opportunity: Science degree ... recent grad?
« on: July 31, 2010, 03:28:27 AM »
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Job Description  

This position with The National Center for Drug Free Sport, Inc. is responsible for collecting biological specimens at sports drug-testing sites according to the protocols established by Drug Free Sport and its clients.


1.Provide excellent service to Drug Free Sport clients and maintain strong, positive working relationships and communication with Drug Free Sport employees and independent contractors as part of a team-centered work environment.

2.Travel to and administer specimen collections at sites throughout the United States and outside the United States.

3.Apply Drug Free Sport and client collection protocols according to agreements between Drug Free Sport and its clients:

•Follow and comply with clients drug-testing programs and protocols.
•Provide clients with quality specimen collection.
•Measure and record specific gravity and pH level for urine samples per client protocol.
•Gather and record athlete data via Drug Free Sport’s proprietary paperless chain-of-custody computer software system- Secure Collection Automated Network (SCAN).
•Facilitate movement of drug-testing supplies, staff and specimens to and from testing sites.
•Troubleshoot and resolve collection issues at site of testing.
4.Work closely with other members of the Sport Drug Testing team to maintain continuity and quality of services.

5.Assist Sport Drug Testing department with client management and customer service follow-up.

6.Provide assistance to Drug Free Sport staff on special projects as needed. 

•Bachelor’s degree required. Preference will be given to applicants with a degree in the sciences, including but not limited to biology, chemistry, biochem, etc.
•Desire and ability to travel extensively within the U.S. and internationally. The position will be based in Kansas City, Missouri, but will travel 90% or more.
•Strong organizational skills required.
•Ability to handle multiple projects required.
•Excellent communication (written/oral/listening) skills individually and in small/large groups.
•Strong problem-solving skills.
•Working and operational knowledge of MS Office and the Internet.
•Experience or interest in sport required.
•Experience in specimen collection preferred.
Successful applicant must pass background check(s) and pre-employment drug test.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three (3) references to:

The National Center for Drug Free Sport, Inc.
Attention: Kathy J. Turpin, Ph.D., Director of Collegiate Drug Testing
2537 Madison Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64108

Applicants may also email a cover letter, resume and references to attention Kathy J. Turpin, Ph.D., Director of Collegiate Drug Testing. No phone calls please.



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