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Laboratory Officer, Illicit Drugs Laboratory

Agency: Health Sciences Authority
Job no.: 532183
Work type: Permanent/Contract
Location: Singapore
Categories:Healthcare, Investigation, Others, Sciences (e.g. life sciences, bio-technology etc.)

At the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), we recognise the enormous challenge posed today by the biomedical sciences and the blurring of boundaries between healthcare products resulting from increasing convergence in the application of medical technology. It is right here in HSA, where we are uniquely equipped to meet this challenge. A statutory board formed on 1 April 2001, we play a vital role in supporting healthcare services and regulation, serving the administration of justice and enhancing safety in our community. We are responsible for the quality, safety and efficacy of medicines, medical devices, blood and its products and all health-related products available in Singapore. We provide a comprehensive regulatory service for the evaluation and marketing approval of all therapeutic products. We also provide scientific, investigative and analytical support for vital governmental functions such as forensic expertise for the courts, drug and criminal investigations and the regulation of food safety and industrial and environmental health.

Core responsibilities:

  • To perform analysis on drug exhibits submitted by the law enforcement agencies
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment /instruments
  • To participate in investigation and research projects/method development pertaining to illicit drugs of abuse under the supervision of the scientific officers
  • To be involved in quality assurance activities as well as administration work. 


  • At least a Degree in Chemistry or Diploma in Applied Chemistry with at least 1 year of experience
  • Preferably with 1 year of experience working in a laboratory with experience in operating and maintaining analytical equipment such as LC, GC and GCMS.
  • Must have passion for analytical work
  • Must be meticulous, neat and have good organization skills
  • Able to work in a team

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