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Vacancy for Senior Digital Investigator - Eurofins, UK

Post Posted: Jan 14, 19 16:49

Digital Senior Investigator

Salary: Competitive
Location: Teddington
Contract: 37.5hrs weekly
Closing date: 31st January 2019

About Us

Eurofins Scientific is a leading international group of laboratories with over EUR 3.5 billion annual sales and nearly 40,000 employees with a network of 400 laboratories in over 40 countries. Eurofins has a network of over 30sites in the UK and the Group provides an unparalleled range of over 100,000 reliable and validated analytical methods and support services to the pharmaceutical, food, environmental and consumer product industries, and to governments.

Eurofins Scientific acquired the forensic arm of LGC Group in October 2017 and Eurofins Forensic Services (EFS) was created as a discrete business within the Eurofins group. EFS employees nearly 700 staff across 7 sites in the UK and is the market leader for the provision of forensic services to the Police forces of England and Wales, as well as other commercial organisations and public sector bodies and is the largest private forensic service provider in Europe. All of our forensic analytical services are accredited to the ISO17025 international quality standard and are subject to regular review and scrutiny by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).


The Eurofins Forensic Digital Team provides a service in the forensic examination and analysis of computer and mobile exhibits to a number of Police Forces and other Government
agencies in England and Wales.

The Role

To undertake operational tasks such as the analysis of a wide range of computer systems supplied for forensic examination. Produce written reports and statements relating to this work for possible presentation in court

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

• Provide written estimates to both the prosecution and defence for the forensic examination of digital equipment.
• Develop examination strategies on a case-by-case basis
• Organise your own day to day casework activities
• To work in accordance with best scientific and commercial practice
• Attend customer premises to advise and assist in seizure of equipment and on site acquisitions
• Oversee Research and Development work completed by other members of the team
• Produce appropriate reports and delivery expert evidence on findings
• Review of colleagues reports / statements to ensure quality and maintain standards
• Handle exhibits in accordance with evidential rules and technological safeguards to ensure the integrity of each case
• Buddy or mentor junior members of staff
• Provide accurate and understandable briefing / customer presentations
• Liaise with customers in order to keep them abreast with progression of their cases
• Review and keep abreast of appropriate improvements in technology.
• Consider areas for improvement in the role or processes that will have a positive impact on quality and effectiveness

Required Knowledge, Experience and Technical Skills

• Experienced Computer Investigator
• Educated to degree level or equivalent with recognised qualifications in computer science or computer forensic investigation.
• Proven track record in forensic computer investigation.
• Good working knowledge of a wide range of operating systems
• Experience of working in a forensic environment to the highest ethical standards
• Good understanding of the UK legislation
• Excellent report writing skills
• Excellent knowledge of court procedure and etiquette of an expert witness, disclosure and continuity


• Customer focus
• Able to Communicate effectively with the team and other stakeholders
• Proven ability of delivering results
• Takes accountability for actions
• Excellent organisational skills
• Ability to manage and prioritise a challenging workload
• Excellent attention to detail
• High level of commercial awareness
• A degree of flexibility

Due to the highly sensitive nature of the work, applicants should note that security clearance is required for this role. To gain security clearance you must have three years continuous residency in the UK. Criminal convictions may prevent you from gaining security clearance. This role may in addition require random alcohol/drug screening.

To apply, please forward your CV to Ceriwalsh @ eurofins.co.uk