Would you like to be part of a team involved in conducting highly specialized forensic examinations and analyses? Ontario's Centre of Forensic Sciences is one of the most extensive forensic science facilities in North America. We are responsible for conducting scientific investigations in cases involving injury or death in unusual circumstances and in crimes against persons or property.This position will be relocating to a new state of the art facility at Provincial Downsview Complex located at 1201 Wilson Ave in late 2013.What can I expect to do in this role?The Toxicology Section seeks an experienced scientist to:• examine body tissues and fluids for the presence of drugs and poisons, perform complex analyses using modern instrumentation including Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA), Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC/MS), and Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)• write interpretative reports summarizing the findings in forensic cases• travel throughout Ontario to give opinion evidence in courts of law• participate in research and development projects and client education• mentor and educate junior staffHow do I qualify?Mandatory Requirement:• you hold an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in majors such as pharmacology, toxicology, chemistry, biochemistry or equivalentTechnical Knowledge and Skills:You have:• proven theoretical and practical knowledge of pharmacology, toxicology, analytical chemistry and laboratory techniques• demonstrated experience in a scientific laboratory with skills in the operation of analytical and general laboratory instrumentation deployed in analysis of drugs and toxins• knowledge of quality assurance practices• knowledge of universal precautions with respect to the handling of post-mortem and ante-mortem body tissues and fluids as well as familiarity with international standards of laboratory accreditationOther Essential Skills:• demonstrated ability to present complex scientific information and opinion evidence for the purposes of medico-legal proceedings in both oral and written formats• proven oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with clients, and work in a team environment• demonstrated ability to supervise and manage research projects to facilitate the implementation of new technologies, introduction of new methods and to prepare scientific research papers for presentation and publication
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