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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:    $1,379.60 - $1,779.33 Per Week*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    57632
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Would you like to be part of a team involved in conducting highly specialized forensic examinations and analyses? Join the Centre of Forensic Sciences Biology Section as a Forensic Scientist to perform forensic scientific testing and examinations, provide interpretation, evidence expertise and advice. You will be able to carry out this exciting work at the new, state of the art Forensic Services and Coroners Complex .

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:
• Conduct and supervise examination of items for the presence of blood and other body fluids
• Interpret DNA Short Tandem Repeat (STR) profiles
• Prepare written reports
• Travel throughout Ontario to present complex scientific information as an expert witness in court
• Participate in client education
• Mentor and educate junior staff
• Participate in research and developmental projects

How do I qualify?

• Honours B.A./B. Sc with emphasis in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or equivalent
• Ability to pass a colour blindness test

Technical Knowledge
• You have work experience and knowledge of scientific theories, methods, techniques, and advances in forensic sciences and other specialized disciplines such as biology, biochemistry, and genetics
• You have comprehensive knowledge of forensic biology to conduct a wide variety of serological examinations and DNA profiling of body fluids and stains by the use and application of relevant analytical instrumentation and procedures
• You are proficient with computer software programs for word processing, databases, and laboratory information management

Communication (Oral and Written) and Presentation Skills
• You can clearly, accurately, and concisely present complex scientific information to both lay and professional audiences
• You can prepare scientific papers in the field of forensic biology and related areas of expertise
• You are able to present forensic evidence in court as an expert witness

Leadership and Teamwork Skills
• You can provide assistance related to testing and examinations and alternative options
• You can determine priorities and direct the work of forensic biology technicians as needed

Other Essential Qualifications
• You know Quality Assurance Programs to ensure quality of product and ensure conclusions are scientifically sound within the discipline of forensic biology
• You are able to maintain compliance with established laboratory accreditation standards, policies, methods, operating procedures, and quality assurance programs
• You can carry out applied research projects effectively and independently

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 25 Morton Shulman Avenue, , Toronto, Toronto Region or 25 Morton Shulman Ave, 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:   Monday, October 7, 2013
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
  • T-SL-57632/13
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, October 22, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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