Government job opportunity for Junior Analyst in the Drugs Testing Laboratory, Pay upto Rs. 1,15,700 pm

Tamilnadu Public Service Commission

Website Tamilnadu Public Service Commission

About Junior Analyst in a Drugs Testing Laboratory

Junior Analyst in a Drugs Testing Laboratory is an important and responsible position where you’ll play a crucial role in ensuring the accuracy and reliability of drug testing results. Here’s an overview of what you can expect in this role and some tips to excel:

Job Responsibilities:

  1. Sample Collection and Preparation: You may be involved in collecting and receiving samples from various sources. Ensure proper labeling, documentation, and secure storage of samples.
  2. Testing Procedures: Conduct various drug tests, such as urine, blood, or hair analysis, following established protocols and laboratory procedures.
  3. Instrument Operation: Learn to operate and maintain analytical instruments like mass spectrometers, gas chromatographs, or liquid chromatographs, depending on the laboratory’s equipment.
  4. Quality Control: Perform regular quality control checks to maintain the accuracy and precision of testing equipment. Report any deviations or issues promptly.
  5. Data Analysis: Analyze test results using computer software and ensure accurate recording and reporting of findings.
  6. Documentation: Maintain thorough and organized records of all tests, including sample information, test results, and any deviations from standard procedures.
  7. Compliance: Ensure compliance with all laboratory safety protocols and regulatory requirements, such as Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and ISO standards.
  8. Communication: Collaborate with senior analysts, laboratory supervisors, and possibly law enforcement or medical professionals to provide accurate and timely test results.Job Vacancy: Junior Analyst in the Drugs Testing Laboratory

    Recruitment Notice – Tamil Nadu Medical Subordinate Service

    Application Deadline: October 20, 2023

    Position Details:

    • Position: Junior Analyst in the Drugs Testing Laboratory
    • Service: Tamil Nadu Medical Subordinate Service (Code No: 049)
    • Vacancies: 7 [6+1 (Carried Forward) ST(G)]
    • Scale of Pay: Rs. 36,400 – 1,15,700/- (Level-16)

    Age Limit (as on July 1, 2023)

    • Minimum Age: 18 years
    • Maximum Age:
      • SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs, and Destitute Widows of All Categories: No maximum Age limit
      • ‘OTHERS’ (Candidates not belonging to the above categories): Should not have completed 32 years.


    In G.O (Ms).No.91, Human Resources Management (S) Department, dated 13.09.2021, the Maximum Age Limit prescribed for appointment by direct recruitment is enhanced by 2 years. Explanation: No maximum age limit shall mean that the applicants should not have completed 60 years of age either on the date of notification or at the time of selection/appointment to the post. Note “Others” [i.e., Applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BC(OBCM)s, BCMs] who have put in five years and more of service in the State/Central Government are not eligible even if they are within the age limit.

    Educational Qualification (as on September 21, 2023):

    • Applicants should possess one of the following or its equivalent qualification awarded by any University or Institution recognized by the University Grants Commission:
      • Must be a graduate in Pharmacy or Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Chemistry and should possess not less than two years experience in the analysis of drugs.
      • Provided that the requirement of experience may be reduced to one year in the case of Pharmacy graduates and postgraduates in Chemistry with analytical Chemistry as a specific subject.

    Equivalent Qualification Required at Drugs Testing Laboratory:

    • M.Sc., (Chemistry 5 years Integrated Course) offered by Annamalai University is considered eligible wherever B.Sc, Chemistry is prescribed.
    • Applicants should possess adequate knowledge in Tamil.

    Certificate of Physical Fitness:

    Applicants selected for appointment to the said post will be required to produce a certificate of physical fitness in the form prescribed below. The model format is enclosed with Annexure-V of the notification. The said Certificate should be submitted by the selected candidate to the Appointing Authority at the time of joining to the said post.


    • Registration Fee (One Time Registration): Rs. 150/-
    • Examination Fee: Rs. 100/-
      • Note: Examination fee concessions are available for certain categories. Refer to the notification for details.

    Mode of Payment of Examination Fee

    • CBT Examination fee of Rs. 100/- (Rupees One hundred only) is payable by online mode through Net Banking / Credit card / Debit card on or before the last date of submission of the online application.
    • Applicants can avail exemption from paying the examination fee as per eligibility criteria.

    Selection Procedure at Drugs Testing Laboratory:

    • The Selection will be made in a single stage, based on the marks obtained by the applicants in the written examination and subject to the rule of reservation of appointments.
    • A tentative list of eligible candidates for certificate verification will be announced on the Commission’s website. After verification of the original certificates, eligible candidates will be summoned for final selection.

    General Information:

    • Details about the reservation of appointments, preferences for Persons Studied in Tamil Medium (PSTM), and other important instructions.

    How to Apply:

    • Applicants should apply only through online mode on the Commission’s websites or
    • “One Time Registration” using Aadhaar is mandatory before applying for any post.
    • Online application deadline: October 20, 2023, 11.59 p.m.

    Important Dates:

    • Last date for online application correction window: October 27, 2023, 11.59 p.m.
    • Last date for uploading/re-uploading documents: November 22, 2023, 11.59 p.m.
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