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LGC - Assistant Digital Investigator (Teddington)

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LGC - Assistant Digital Investigator (Teddington)

Post Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:52 am


LGC is an international life sciences measurement and testing company, building leading positions in sustainably growing markets. We provide reference materials, genomics solutions and analytical testing products and services, working with customers in the pharmaceuticals, agricultural biotechnology, food, environment, security and sports sectors as well as with governments and academia to achieve excellence in investigative, diagnostic and measurement science.

The Role:

To provide forensic examination and data acquisition of digital telecoms and computer based electronic storage devices to as prescribed in the Investigator’s case strategy, and to recognised national standards in accordance with ACPO guidelines. Equipment includes but not limited to, mobile telephones, computers, and components i.e. SIM cards and memory cards. Responsible for timely and proper handling of evidence (exhibit continuity and integrity). Requires a strong interest and understanding of technology and telecoms/computer devices, as well as a desire to learn.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

• To undertake computer and / or mobile phone examinations by the recovery and retrieval of extant, deleted and encrypted data as per Investigator instructions.
• Delivery of work on time and according to Investigator instructions.
• Follow digital strategies and carry out first stage analysis on behalf of Senior Investigators.
• General maintenance of equipment used.
• Required to test and validate tools used during acquisition process.
• To produce accurate intelligence/findings reports.
• Adhere to all quality systems appropriate to the DIU and LGC Forensics.


• Be responsible for thinking about the standard operating procedures, customer operating protocols and validation / verification documents and provide continuous improvement ideas to the relevant parties.
• Maintains clear communications with customers and colleagues, clarifying expectations and monitoring satisfaction levels. Viewing problems and opportunities from a customer perspective. Seeking information about the real underlying needs of the customer beyond those expressed initially.
• Communicate and work co-operatively with others (within the team, with other departments / sites or external associates) focussing on a collective rather than individual goal.
• Demonstrate initiative; adopting a pro-active attitude to continuous improvement within the areas of technical, quality and efficiency.

Knowledge, Experience and Technical Skills:

• IT/Telecoms and/or Forensics background is preferred but not essential.
• Excellent attention to detail
• High levels of concentration whilst working under pressure
• Good organisational and communication skills
• High levels of personal resilience
• Quick learner
• Ability to work in a forensic environment to the highest ethical standards
• Knowledge of forensics software (XRY, UFED, EnCase etc) is desirable but not essential
• Ability to work independently but also promptly escalate case issues/findings to the Investigator

Due to the highly sensitive nature of the work, applicants should note that security clearance is required for this role in addition to random alcohol/drug testing.

LGC is an equal opportunities employer and is particularly eager to encourage staff progression and development, including lateral moves.

Contract: 12 month fixed term contract / secondment
Pay: – TBC
Closing date: 16/06/2017

To apply, please forward your CV to Guy Shorley at email address guy.shorley @ lgcgroup.com  


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