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Forensic Examiner - Toxicology

Job Title: Forensic Examiner - Toxicology
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West London, London
Industry:
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + company benefits
Start Date: Jan 2017
Reference: 68221-PHARM-JHY
Contact Name: James Harvey
Contact Email: James.Harvey@volt.eu.com
Job Published: January 09, 2017 15:02

Job Description

Job title: Forensic Examiner - Toxicology
Job type: Permanent
Location: South West London
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 / year DOE

SUMMARY

·My client is one of the largest privately owned forensic science service
providers in the UK
·Their Toxicology team is responsible for the analysis of crime scene
material for alcohol, drugs and poisons in a wide range of criminal cases

JOB PURPOSE

·Examiners are responsible for the routine analyses of casework items and
general housekeeping duties and work under the direction of a reporting
scientist or senior scientist

KEY DUTIES

·Analysis of casework samples using immunoassay techniques, GCFID, GC-MS, GC-
QQQ, LC and LC-MS
·Ensuring analytical data conforms to quality standards
·Routine maintenance of laboratory systems and equipment
·Calibration of equipment
·Maintain the cleanliness and stocks of the laboratories and follow
stringent anti-contamination procedures
·Input some data onto an internal case management system

KEY BEHAVIOURS

·Full commitment to and demonstration of upholding core company values:
respect, brilliance, passion, curiosity, integrity
·Good attention to detail, well organised, innovative
·Ability to work independently whilst responsive to direction when necessary
·Ability to cope under pressure, multitask and work to deadlines
·Strong team player
·Effective communicator

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED

·Appropriate scientific qualification, usually to degree level or equivalent
·IT literate including Word, Excel and Outlook
·Previous experience in sample preparation techniques e.g. L/L, SPE
·Previous experience in GC-MS, LC-MS using Chemstation, Masshunter or
Analyst software

DESIRABLE SKILLS

·Previous experience in the forensic industry

The successful candidate will need to work effectively as part of a very busy team

Due to the highly sensitive nature of the work, applicants should note that security clearance is required for this role in addition to random alcohol/drug screening

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