Government of Alberta Forensic Biologist Full Time in Edmonton, AB

Government of Alberta

Branch Edmonton AB CA

Forensic Biologist
Edmonton, AB

Reporting to the Forensic Unit Manager, this result-oriented position will provide forensic support to enforcement officers and research support to non…


Open competition

Closing Date

May 31, 2015


Scientific 3


Justice and Solicitor General


EDMONTON – Fish and Wildlife Enforcement Branch is looking for a Forensic Biologist who will be responsible for supporting fisheries and wildlife forensic casework for the province of Alberta. Reporting to the Forensic Unit Manager, this result-oriented position will provide forensic support to enforcement officers and research support to non-enforcement personnel. Working collaboratively with staff, the Forensic Biologist will also maintain the Alberta Fish and Wildlife Forensic Lab in a ready and operational state by ordering supplies, maintaining equipment and cleaning lab facilities according to the relevant standards.

To successfully complete these objectives, the candidate will require a thorough understanding of the requirements and procedures involved in the handling and analysis of evidence. The successful candidate will also possess a deep understanding of microsatellite analysis and DNA sequencing. Knowledge of specialized technical skills and investigative techniques, applicable provincial and federal Acts along with other related statues affecting investigations is required to perform the role. The candidate will have a thorough understanding of the relationship between the branch and other organizations, departments and agencies, combined with an ability to work collaboratively to meet objectives. Highly developed communication skills, advanced organization skills, timely decision-making abilities and the skills to be part of a team are essential to the role.


A Bachelor’s degree in Science with specialization in Molecular Biology and Genetics plus six years of forensic case work/case management experience. Proficiency in automated DNA extraction platforms, polymerase chain reaction, capillary electrophoresis, fragment analysis, DNA sequencing is preferred. Course work in forensic science and familiarity with population genetics software is an asset. Preference will be given to candidates that have experience performing wildlife DNA analysis and working in a forensic laboratory. Progressively responsible supervisory experience an asset.

Equivalencies considered are Ph.D in a scientific discipline or a related field combined with two years of related experience; or a Master’s degree, DVM or MD plus four years related experience. Candidates with lesser qualifications may be considered at a lower classification and salary.


$2,891.46 – $3,809.56 bi-weekly


This is a one-year maternity leave cover-off temporary position. This competition may be used to fill current and future vacancies across the Government of Alberta.

How to Apply

Online applications are preferred. If you are unable to apply online, please submit your resume quoting Job ID 1029896 to: Raelene Steinke, Human Resource Services, 9th Floor, John E. Brownlee Building, 10365 – 97 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3W7. Email: [email protected]

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) – http://eae.alberta.ca/labour-and-immigration/overview-of-immigration/international-qualifications-assessment-service.aspx It is recommended that applicants include the assessment certificate from IQAS or any other educational assessment service as part of their application.

Closing Statement

We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates’ education and experience best meet the needs of the position. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Edmonton, AB, CA
Posted on: 2015-05-23
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