Forensic Chemistry – Senior Technician, Physical Evidence – ESR

  • Company:
    Science New Zealand
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    8 hours ago
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Forensic Science – Physical Evidence, Senior Technician

Full time, Fixed Term for 12 months

ESR-Mt Albert Science Centre, Auckland

We are seeking a Senior Technician to join our world-class forensic laboratory for a fixed term period of one year.

You will be assisting Forensic Scientists in the laboratory in the technical examination of items for forensic purposes – principally the examination of exhibits including DNA sampling, screening items for blood, examining fire debris samples for ignitable liquid residues and analysing samples for condom lubricant residues. You will also be involved in analysing samples using GC-MS (gas chromatography – mass spectrometry) and PyGC-MS (pyrolysis gas chromatography – mass spectrometry) instrumentation.

The ideal candidate will have relevant forensic knowledge and experience and a tertiary qualification in a science subject, preferably with chemistry as a major.

The successful candidate must also have: 

  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Computer literacy
  • Integrity and high ethical standards
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety practice
  • For this position you must have a current full drivers licence.

     A pre-employment drug-screen, disclosure of criminal charges/convictions, proof of academic qualifications/papers, the provision of a staff elimination DNA sample and participation in ESRs immunisation programme are conditions of employment for this position