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April 26, 2013
Justice and Solicitor General
Do you have strong knowledge of analytical toxicology? Are you looking for an opportunity to join a devoted team and utilize this knowledge? If so, we invite you to join the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner within the Justice Services Division.
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The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is committed to the provision of high quality services to Albertans. Activities performed enable the Office to certify the cause and manner of death in accordance with the Fatalities Inquiries Act; provide forensic service, assist and educate Albertans in times of grief; and develop and maintain a center of excellence in forensic pathology and toxicology.
This position is responsible for the detection, identification and analysis of various drugs and other toxins for the purpose of determining their direct or indirect involvement in fatalities under investigation.
Job duties include:
- Accurately preparing analytical standards and controls for analysis
- The identification of drugs, drug metabolites and other toxins using complex analytical equipment
- Extracting and purifying drugs and other toxins using various techniques
- Skilled routine and non-routine toxicological and chemical analysis
- Performing routine maintenance on analytical equipment
- Performing mathematical calculations and constructing graphs
- Interpreting complex data sets
- Assisting with the design and implementation of new analytical methods and drug assays
- Modifying existing methods when required for new drugs, equipment or accessories
The ideal candidate will have or be able to demonstrate the following characteristics:
- Ability to operate and maintain specialized and complex analytical equipment, such as computer-based data systems, gas chromatographs, high pressure liquid chromatographs, GC/mass spectrometer, LC/mass spectrometer, and blood gas analyzer
- Knowledge and experience in the use of automated immunoassay instrumentation, quality control procedures and safe handling of potentially infectious biological specimens is essential
- Working knowledge of FOIP and issues pertaining to high profile cases
- Working knowledge of more than 50 analytical methods
- Ability to troubleshoot complex and non-routine methods
- Ability to adapt to new/modified analytical methods and drug assays
- Familiarity with the analytical toxicology laboratory environment
- Clear and concise communication skills and the ability to understand and utilize analytical toxicology terminology
- Ability to work in a fast-pace medical or similar laboratory
- Must be able to work independently and exercise good judgment in choosing appropriate and acceptable methods
- Accuracy, precision, and attention to detail is essential
A technical diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology and at least 4 years of related experience. Experience in a medical laboratory is preferred. Canadian Society of Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS) certification or eligibility for certification is an asset. Equivalencies will be considered.
$2,265.06 to $2,983.25 bi-weekly.
This is a full-time position available in Edmonton, Alberta. Final candidates will be asked to undergo a security screening. This competition may be used to fill future full-time, part-time, temporary, or permanent vacancies.
How to Apply
Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to submit an electronic version of your resume, please submit your resume, quoting the Job ID, to: Kathleen Kane, Alberta Justice and Solicitor General, 1st Floor, 9833 109 Street, Edmonton, AB, T5K 2E8. Phone: (780) 644-2349. Fax: (780) 422-1330. Applicants who apply online will be able to track the status of their application. Note: As only one file can be uploaded, please ensure your cover letter, resume and any other related documents are submitted in one file.
It is recommended that applicants who have obtained educational credentials from outside of Canada and have not had them previously assessed, obtain an evaluation of their credentials from the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) -
It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.
If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Kathleen Kane at Phone: (780) 644-2349 or e-mail: (firstname.lastname@example.org). We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates education and experience best meets the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
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