Senior Forensic Technologist, Toxicology
Join the Centre of Forensic Sciences of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, where you will provide group leadership, mentoring and supervision to technical staff by assigning work and providing training, advice and resolution of technical issues.
What can I expect to do in this role?
In this challenging role, you will:
- supervise, review and conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses of evidentiary materials such as biological specimens to ensure compliance with forensic laboratory quality systems and accreditation standards
- be responsible for operating, maintaining and validating analytical instrumentation to ensure effective operation
- conduct and supervise research projects and evaluate the need for process changes in order to reflect current standards and best practices in the field of forensic toxicology
Location: 70 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
How do I qualify?
- you have demonstrated knowledge of forensic quality assurance in order to ensure compliance with established laboratory accreditation standards, policies, methods, operating procedures and quality assurance programs
- you have demonstrated advanced knowledge of training and experience in laboratory practices and techniques as well as scientific theories in disciplines such as chemistry, pharmacology, biology, biochemistry and their application to forensic science
- you have understanding of evidence handling processes/practices to ensure the preservation of potential court evidence (such as continuity, chain of custody)
- you have demonstrated leadership skills within an interactive team environment including the ability to plan and prioritize work, provide advice, train and resolve problems
- you have excellent knowledge of the requirements of research and development in order to facilitate advances in the field of forensic toxicology examinations by evaluating current practices and recommending modifications or new procedures, equipment or products
Technology Knowledge and Experience:
- you have knowledge of emerging technology in the forensic sciences field as well as the operations/capabilities of highly scientifically advanced testing instruments, hardware and software
- you are able to acquire knowledge of and set up, operate, maintain, validate and troubleshoot technical instrumentation (such as GC, GC-MS, IA, LC, LC-MS/MS) to ensure effective operations and production of reliable results
Analytical, Problem-Solving and Evaluative Skills:
- you can evaluate laboratory test results to identify discrepancies, recommend solutions and check quality
- you are able to troubleshoot problems with laboratory equipment
- you can identify precautions to be taken in handling biohazards and toxic substances
- you can provide advice and resolution of technical issues
- you have good written and verbal communication skills to communicate with other forensic laboratories in support of research activities
- The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
Salary range: $1,216.18 – $1,443.88 per week
Please apply online, only, at www.ontario.ca/careers, quoting Job ID 58295, by November 14, 2013. Faxes are not being accepted at this time. If you need employment accommodation, please contact us at www.gojobs.gov.on.ca/ContactUs.aspx to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.