Forensic Drug Chemistry Senior Technician – ESR

  • Company:
    Science New Zealand
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    9 hours ago
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Lumi Senior TechnicianForensic Science – Drug Chemistry PermanentESR-Mt Albert Science Centre, Auckland We are seeking a Senior Technician to join our world-class forensic laboratory. This position will be principally responsible for the laboratory-based provision of testing and standardisation of mobile devices (Lumi Drug Scan device) that deliver a rapid drug-screening service to clients (Lumi Drug Scan). Other duties may involve assisting Forensic Scientists in the laboratory in the technical examination and analysis of suspected drug samples for law enforcement and for presentation in court. In the laboratory you will be involved in the running, maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment including FTIR, GC-MS and UHPLC instrumentation. This position undertakes a range of complex technical skills. 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 skillsKnowledge of laboratory safety practiceDemonstrated work experience and demonstrated ability to work independently across a range of technical duties.Ability to plan, collect data, analyse and report results for specific areas of work.A demonstrated area of technical skill or skills that enable them to undertake complex, specialist technical work.Problem-solving ability, particularly in relation to science methods.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