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					Senior Scientist
RPC has an immediate opening for a Senior Scientist with experience and education
in forensic biology (especially DNA based forensics) and genetic based analyses (including
population genetics). The scientist will join a group of 12 molecular biologist/microbiologists
providing technical services to clients in industry and government. This is a full-time,
permanent position which offers a competitive salary and a complete benefits package
including pension, and family medical, dental and life insurance.

The Senior Scientist will assume responsibility for a small and recently established and
accredited Forensic Biology Laboratory within the group. In addition the scientist will
assume responsibility for a large DNA-based traceability project and several related
projects. The position requires a team leader skilled in communicating with clients, and
motivating and managing support staff.

The successful candidate for this position will have a strong knowledge and experience
in a lab setting. He/she will have a minimum of a doctoral degree (or equivalent work
experience) and three years forensic DNA laboratory experience. Experience in the
application of population genetics, genotyping and molecular biology to challenges in
forensics and life science sectors would be considered an asset. The ideal candidate
will also have excellent written and oral communication skills. They will be highly motivated
and self directed with an aptitude and interest for customer service and business

RPC is a provincial Crown Corporation located in Fredericton, New Brunswick. RPC’s
100 scientists, engineers, and technologists work in a well-equipped facility providing
contract-based research, development and technical services to regional and international
clients. Located in the heart of Fredericton’s community of innovation, RPC has played
a significant role in delivering science and innovation to the business community for over
40 years. We enjoy an excellent relationship with our near-by universities and provide
a dynamic, challenging and rewarding work environment.

Known as the ‘City of Stately Elms’, Fredericton is the capital of New Brunswick, combining
small town charm with big city amenities. Fredericton is served by an international airport
with daily direct flights to Boston, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax, and is home to St.
Thomas University and the University of New Brunswick. Residents enjoy affordable
housing ranging from planned communities and townhouse developments to graceful
heritage homes within easy walking distance of the downtown’s excellent restaurants
and wide variety of shops. Fredericton enjoys excellent greenspace including ‘The Green’
running alongside the St. John River, a well-developed park-system, and a city-wide trail
system used for walking, running, cycling, and skiing. Fredericton also enjoys a lively
cultural scene supported by Canada’s highest concentration of craftspeople, the renowned
Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, and many other events throughout the year.

Candidates should forward a résumé and the names of three references to RPC’s
Executive Director. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr. Rachael Ritchie
(Tel 506.452.1365). Review of applications will begin immediately.

Executive Director
Research and Productivity Council
921 College Hill Road
Fredericton, NB E3B 6Z9

Fax: (506) 452-1386

RPC is committed to the principle of employment equity.