Lower Mainland Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Scientific Director, Provincial Toxicology Centre
Applications are invited for the position of Scientific Director, Provincial Toxicology Centre. Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Provincial Toxicology Centre performs drug testing for the Coroner's Service and provides clinical testing for drugs that are not available through hospital or commercial laboratories in the province. The Centre is well equipped and is housed in a spacious laboratory at a large academic medical complex.
The Scientific Director will oversee all aspects of forensic drug analyses, review cases and issue interpretive reports. The Scientific Director will work with pathologists, coroners and others to ensure that appropriate tests are done in each case, and that the results are understood. As required, the Director will present testimony as an expert witness in court regarding toxicology lab protocol, operations, quality control, and forensic evidence analysis. In addition, the Director will act as a resource for clinical toxicology testing.
This position will require administrative skills as well as some teaching of coroners and students. There are many opportunities for research, both individual and collaborative. The successful candidate will be eligible for an appointment in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of British Columbia.
Qualifications for this position include a PhD in toxicology, pharmacology, biochemistry or a related laboratory science and at least five years of full-time experience as a forensic toxicologist. Candidates should be certified by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology or possess an equivalent certification.
Review of applications will begin on July 15th, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
To apply, please forward your CV to:
Brendan Cindric, Advisor, Talent Acquisition
Provincial Health Services Authority
260 – 1770 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 4Y6
Please reference “Scientific Director 06/13” in the subject line of your email.
The PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.