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Organization:    Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Division:    Centre for Forensic Sciences
City:    Sault Ste Marie
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:    59704
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The Centre of Forensic Sciences, Northern Regional Laboratory is one of the most extensive forensic science facilities in North America. The centre provides support in the administration of justice and public safety programs for the citizens of Ontario by conducting scientific examinations and interpretations, presenting independent objective expert testimony to the courts and other tribunals in Ontario and undertaking research and development to extend the scope and quality of forensic science services. The centre also prepares and presents educational programs and materials on forensic sciences.

The centre is located in Sault Ste. Marie, a thriving community of 75,000 situated on the banks of the St. Mary's River less than an hour away from provincial parks and the unspoiled coastlines of Lakes Huron and Superior and with direct air links to Toronto, Ottawa and a number of northern Ontario cities.

What can I expect to do in this role?

The Centre of Forensic Science – 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 (GC-MS)
- flame ionization detection or nitrogen phosphorous detection (GC-FID, GC-NPD)
- liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectroscopy (LC-MS/MS)
- enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
• summarize and interpret data and produce analytical reports
• perform instrument maintenance, validation and research studies
• share responsibility for maintenance of the laboratory

How do I qualify?

Technical Expertise
• 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
• You have knowledge and experience with laboratory instrumentation and techniques used for the analysis and testing in a range of biological and non-biological evidence material
• You have knowledge of and ability to follow laboratory quality assurance practices as well as health and safety regulations
• You have experience with and ability to apply standard laboratory protocols and policies
• You have knowledge of safe, reliable handling and maintenance of laboratory samples and data

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

Communication and Interpersonal skills
• You can work effectively with a structured team environment
• You have the ability to show a concern for a good working environment and for the overall productivity of the team
• You can effectively communicate, and train staff
• You are able to provide testimony on 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, 70 Foster Drive, Suite 500, Sault Ste Marie, North Region, Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   3.7
Category:   Science and Engineering
Posted on:   Thursday, December 19, 2013
  • The successful candidate will be required to undergo a satisfactory criminal reference check prior to the commencement of employment.
  • N-SL-59704/13
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, January 17, 2014 11:59 pm EST. Late applications will not be accepted.

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