Scientific Officer – Toxicology

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    6 days ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
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  • Location: Canterbury
  • Date Advertised: 06-NOV-18
  • Job Reference: NZ/234963
  • Job Title: Scientific Officer – Toxicology
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Our Purpose: What We’re Here For

When you work with the Canterbury District Health Board, you’re part of something very special. We’re world leaders in the delivery of integrated health care, and we’re always striving to Make It Better. From the carers on the front line working directly with patients and communities, to our talented support teams who enable that care, we plan, fund and deliver health services to the almost 600,000 New Zealanders that live in the Canterbury region. And we’re all about putting people at the heart of everything we do.

Our Culture: What Matters To Us

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Putting people at the heart of all we do

For us to continue putting our communities at the centre of our health system, we’re putting our own people at the centre of everything we do. Because health is ultimately all about people. What’s important around here is the way we care for and respect others, the responsibility that all our people take for delivering outcomes, and that we go about our work with integrity in all we do.

What matters to us is doing the right thing, valuing everyone, and being and staying well ourselves so we can care for our community.

The Role: What This Opportunity’s All About

Canterbury Health Laboratories (CHL) is the leading medical diagnostic reference Laboratory in New Zealand with Laboratory links and collaborative partners throughout New Zealand and the world. The Toxicology team is part of Canterbury Health Laboratories’ Specialist Cluster. We are a busy, supportive team with a lot of collective experience.

We have a fixed-term vacancy covering maternal leave for 12 months for a Scientific Officer (32 hrs per week) vacancy in our IANZ accredited Specialist Toxicology section. You will be self-motivated and committed to delivering high quality services with excellent communication skills, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure are vital. While you will be a team player you will also be required to work independently in a self-directed manner. The ability to provide technical oversight and contribute to scientific direction is essential. We are looking for someone to continue to drive on-going LCMS projects using to completion, an interest and skills in QTOF analyser would be ideal but not essential.

A relevant tertiary science qualification will be essential and you should be registered (or able to gain registration) with the Medical Sciences Council of NZ and have a proven scientific and professional record. You will be a highly motivated team player with excellent interpersonal skills and able to work part of a team as well as independently. In addition, you will be organised and efficient with effective time management skills.

Belonging Here: Becoming Part of Our Story

Our people enjoy access to a fantastic benefits scheme, flexible working arrangements and a genuine and ongoing focus on career development.

We hope you’ll seriously consider joining us, but if this isn’t a good fit for you, please share the opportunity with your personal networks and help us find our next rock star!

If this particular role isn’t for you, we do have other similar opportunities – please look on our careers page or give us a call to discuss.

Apply online, or to find out more information, please contact


Phone: 03 3377961

Applicants will be progressed as they apply, so if this sounds like you, please apply now!