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Organization:    Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Division:    Centre of Forensic Sciences
City:    Toronto
Job Term:    1 Permanent
Job Code:    15548/G22 - Scientist 4 (G22)
Salary:    $1,438.78 - $1,779.33 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    52245
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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 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 staff

How do I qualify?

Mandatory Requirement:
• you hold an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in majors such as pharmacology, toxicology, chemistry, biochemistry or equivalent

Technical 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 accreditation

Other 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

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, Toronto, Toronto Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3
Category:   Science and Engineering
Posted on:   Thursday, March 7, 2013
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check and be eligible to work in Canada prior to the commencement of employment.
  • T-SL-52245/13

    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 Thursday, March 21, 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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