Deputy Chief State Medical Examiner

Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner; Southern Regional Medical Examiner Office, Woodbine, NJ, US


The NJ Office of the Chief State Medical Examiner (OCSME) is seeking a Forensic Pathologist to serve as the Deputy Chief State Medical Examiner at its Southern Regional Medical Examiner Office (SRMEO) located in Woodbine, NJ. The ideal candidate should have completed a forensic pathology fellowship and be AP/FP board certified. A current and unrestricted license to practice medicine in New Jersey will be required by the start date.


LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION: Appointee must be a physician licensed and in good standing in the State of New Jersey, and a graduate of a regularly chartered and legally constituted medical school or college, or osteopathic medical school or college. Certification in anatomic and forensic pathology by the American Board of Pathology or by the American Osteopathic Board of Pathology is required.

EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years’ experience working as a medical examiner after completion of training, and administrative experience is desirable.


The salary for this position is $283,400. A special rate of $1,053.46 is also available for working on holidays and weekends outside your normal schedule and a one-time lump sum payment in the amount of $20,000 will be awarded to the incumbent after five (5) years of service at the OCSME.

A competitive benefits package includes:

  • Annual vacation, sick and administrative leave as well as paid holidays.
  • Medical, Prescription and Dental Coverage
  • Retirement/Pension/Deferred Compensation Program and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Reimbursement of NAME Membership Dues/Conference Attendance

How to apply

Interested applicants may electronically submit a cover letter, resume and completed application ( to The State of NJ is able to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa. Questions can be addressed to Jill Velez at or by telephone at 609-376-0565.