DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND EQUALITY, IRELAND
Deputy State Pathologist
The Office of the State Pathologist advises An Garda Síochána (Irish Police Force) on matters
regarding forensic pathology and performs post-mortem examinations at the request of a
coroner and the Minister for Justice and Equality or An Garda Síochána. The Deputy State
Pathologist will assist the State Pathologist in the provision of this service.
The person appointed will advise An Garda Síochána on questions pertaining to or involving
the science of forensic pathology and provide evidence as an expert witness in any criminal
case/Coroners Court resulting from a death in which a post-mortem examination has been
Applications are invited from medical practitioners who are registered in the General
Register of Medical Practitioners or who are entitled to be registered and have the requisite
additional specified qualifications as outlined in the Information Booklet for this campaign.
In addition, the successful candidate will have:
• relevant experience with specific knowledge and technical skills in Forensic
• the ability to carry out post mortem examinations to a high standard and in
recognition of national guidelines, to construct scientifically accurate and readable
• experience in diagnostic histopathology;
• experience of presenting evidence in court in a professional and impartial manner;
• excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate
medical knowledge to lay persons and to teach proficiently at both undergraduate and
This is a Top Level Appointments Committee (TLAC) position.
For a confidential discussion, please contact Paula Quinn on + 353 1 858 7600 or email
For more information and how to apply, visit www.publicjobs.ie
The closing date for receipt of applications is 3:00pm on Thursday, 24th August 2017 (GMT+1).
We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all
nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.
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