Forensic Science - Physical Evidence, Senior TechnicianFull time, Fixed Term for 12 monthsESR-Mt Albert Science Centre, AucklandWe 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 skillsMeticulous attention to detailComputer literacyIntegrity and high ethical standardsKnowledge of laboratory safety practiceFor 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