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Organization:    Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Division:    Centre of Forensic Science
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    16063 - Technologist 2, Medical Lab
Salary:    $1,135.69 - $1,343.30 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    52194
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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 Centre of Forensic Sciences - Toxicology Section is seeking an experienced technologist to participate in examination of body fluids and tissues for the presence of drugs and poisons.

You will work in a team environment and:
• conduct extractions of biological and non-biological samples
• perform qualitative and quantitative analyses using modern instrumentation such as: gas chromatography coupled to mass spectroscopy, flame ionization detection or nitrogen phosphorous detection (GC-MS, GC-FID, GC-NPD); liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS); enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
• summarize and interpret data and produce analytical reports
• perform instrument maintenance, and method validation
• share responsibility for maintenance of the laboratory

How do I qualify?

Technical Knowledge and Skills:
You have:
• knowledge of laboratory practices and techniques and scientific theories in such disciplines as chemistry, pharmacology or related disciplines and their applications to forensic toxicology
• knowledge and experience with laboratory instrumentation and extraction procedures used for the analysis and testing in a range of biological and non biological evidence material
• knowledge of and ability to follow laboratory quality assurance practices as well as health and safety regulations
• experience with and ability to apply standard laboratory protocols and policies
• knowledge of safe handling of biological samples
• knowledge in data processing from analytical instrumentation

Time Management Skills:
• you can prioritize and complete assigned analytical tasks
• you can produce high-quality analytical results in a timely
• you have ability to meet service needs for internal and external customers

Communication (oral and written), and Interpersonal Skills:
• you can work effectively within a structured team environment
• you have ability to show a concern for a good working environment and for the overall productivity of the team
• you can effectively train staff and communicate with management and co-workers
• you have ability to provide testimony in court of law relating to laboratory procedures, and protocols

Problem Solving and Trouble Shooting Skills:
• you have demonstrated ability to solve problems and to trouble-shoot laboratory analytical problems

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 25 Grosvenor St, Toronto, Toronto Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3.7
Category:   Science and Engineering
Posted on:   Tuesday, March 5, 2013
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
  • T-SL-52194/13

    The minimum salary rates identified in this posting are subject to revision as a result of the recently agreed to OPSEU collective agreement covering the period of January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2014.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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