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Deputy State Pathologist



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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

carried out.

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

Pathology/ Medicine;

• the ability to carry out post mortem examinations to a high standard and in

recognition of national guidelines, to construct scientifically accurate and readable

medico-legal reports;

• 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

postgraduate levels.

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

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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Public Appointments Service
Paula Quinn
Posting Date: 28-Jul-2017Pathology, General Permanent, Practicing physician Open 1 ASAP
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