UKAS is actively seeking independent technical assessors in any of the technical forensic chemistry disciplines listed below:
- DNA Profiling
- Firearm Discharge Residue & Explosives
- Scene of Crime Examination
Applicants should have:
- A number of years practical experience, preferably at a senior level, and possess up-to-date and detailed knowledge of the requirements of the Criminal Justice System.
- A high degree of knowledge and experience with respect to case assessment and interpretation as well as applicable techniques/methods, matrices and sector specific requirements relevant to their field of expertise.
- A firm understanding of the principles of validation and quality control procedures, and of their effective implementation, including use of certified reference materials, participation in Proficiency Testing schemes and management of analytical quality control schemes, as well as issues such as traceability, calibration and uncertainty of measurement.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, being able to communicate effectively with laboratory staff, management and their customers at all levels.
Additionally, applicants would benefit from:
- A working knowledge of the international standard ISO/IEC 17025, although training will be available.
- Some experience of internal or external auditing.
It is important that our assessors are acceptable to a wide range of accredited bodies, and therefore it is important that they can demonstrate a good degree of impartiality.
UKAS contracts independent technical assessors on a day rate basis, the level of work depends on the demands that our customers place on us and therefore UKAS cannot guarantee specific levels of work.
If you are interested and would like to discuss the details of the above opportunities please contact the Operations Support Team on 01784 429000 or email [email protected]