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Forensic Science Practitioner (Non-reporting)

Job Title: Forensic Science Practitioner (Non-reporting)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South West London, London
Industry:
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + company benefits
Start Date: Jan 2017
Reference: 68220-PHARM-JHY
Contact Name: James Harvey
Contact Email: James.Harvey@volt.eu.com
Job Published: January 09, 2017 15:05

Job Description

Job title: Forensic Science Practitioner (Non-reporting)
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
·I am recruiting a Forensic Science Practitioner (Non-Reporting) to join
their dedicated and close-knit team

JOB PURPOSE

·Contribute to the success of the department by ensuring that analyses of
casework items are carried out in a timely manner to quality standards and
to ensure that instruments are available and suitably checked and maintained

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

·Analysis of casework samples using GC-FID, GC-MS, GC-QQQ, LC and LC-MS, and
other casework support for reporting officers as required
·Process and peer review analytical data to quality standards
·Routine maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical instrumentation
·Carry out small method improvement and development projects, under the
supervision of senior staff
·Carry out method validation studies, under the supervision of senior staff
·Assist with training as required

CANDIDATE PROFILE

·Appropriate scientific qualification, usually to degree level or equivalent
·Previous industrial experience gained in a similar role

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

·Previous experience in sample preparation techniques e.g. L/L, SPE
·Previous experience in GC-MS, GC-QQQ or LC-MS using Chemstation, Masshunter
or Analyst software
·IT literate including Word, Excel and Outlook

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES AND BEHAVIOURS

·Full commitment to and demonstration of upholding core 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