Employment Opportunities

CHEMIST TRAINEE, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Jersey City, NJ

This position is in a Controlled Dangerous Substances laboratory.

Please note:  Applicants who successfully complete the 12-month training period will be eligible for advancement to the title among the following for which they have been trained: Chemist; Chemist (Research); Forensic Chemist under Civil Service Commission procedures.

DEFINITION:

Under close supervision, as a trainee and productive worker, works in a specialized field requiring the application of chemical principles; learns to make routine chemical analyses and tests (or learns to perform the various research and testing activities of the assigned area) in the laboratory and in the field; does other related work

NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposed only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Under close supervision, as trainee and productive worker:

Learns to conduct routine testing and analysis work on water, sewage, industrial waste and other sources to determine conformance
with established standards. 

Learns to Identify and analyze substances found in water, wastewater, food, pharmaceuticals and other sources; evaluates the validity of results. 

Learns to use specialized laboratory equipment to examine substances, identify materials, measure quantities and evaluate properties of elements and compounds. 

Learns to perform qualitative and quantitative organic constituent analysis using approved methods of ion and gas chromatography (GC) and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS). 

Analyzes food, environmental (water, air, soil, etc.), chemical and physiological (blood, urine, tissue, sputum, etc.) samples, including
determinations of trace metals, pesticides, volatile organics, ammonia, chlorides, nitrites, nitrates, dissolved oxygen, oxygen depletion, color, order turbidity, pharmaceutical, drugs of abuse and clinical parameters.

Analyzes and identifies the origin and nature of materials sent to the laboratory.

Operates the infrared and ultra-violet spectrophotometer, the X- ray diffraction unit and the spectrograph.

Develops spectrograph plates.

Reads the spectra lines in the densitometer.

Tests toxicological specimens to show the ingestion of poison and lethal amounts of poison.

Conducts physical tests and measurements.

Photographs distance appreciations, impact molds, and tool marks; draws reproductions.

Assists in preparing detailed reports for presentation in court by police enforcement agencies.

Assists in preparing standard laboratory reports.

Analyzes pigments, phthalic anhydride, saponification number, iodine number, viscosity, weight per gallon, reflectance, gloss, grind, volatile, non-volatile, brush out, and other tests of paints, varnishes and raw materials.

Makes flagging, ultra-violet and weight tests of paint brushes.

Analyzes cloth for thread count, shrinkage and tensile strength.

Analyzes the softness, tear strength, absorbency and basic weight of paper.

Analyzes coal for volatile, B.T.U. ash, sulphur and moisture content.

Analyzes sponges, chamois leathers, soaps, metal tableware, filing cabinets, desks, pencils, ballpoint pens, salt, vehicle stickers, stockings and other items.

Analyzes the composition of feeds and fertilizers for proper ratios of components and the determination of possible adulteration of contamination.

Administers tests required for the diagnosis of livestock diseases.

Analyzes various types of food, milk and water samples.

Analyzes the chemical content of drugs and medications.

Analyzes the presence of contaminants and/or adulterants in food, milk, water and drugs.

Collects water samples. 

May learn to conduct bacteriological (microbiological) analysis for coliform, fecal streptococcus, staphylococcus and pseudomonas. 

May troubleshoot, diagnose problems, or make minor adjustments to laboratory instruments and equipment.

Analyzes body fluids and prepares reports.

Prepares clear, technical, accurate and concise reports of chemical, micro-chemical, and other laboratory examinations and analyses
containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Prepares standardized and other reagents as may be required.

Maintains records and files.

Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree in any natural or physical science, including or supplemented by twenty-four (24) semester hour credits in chemistry, including a minimum of six (6) semester hour credits in analytical chemistry.

LICENSE:

Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of the chemical science, including laboratory equipment, media, reagents, supplies and their use.

Knowledge of the procedures used when performing and interpreting chemical tests and analyses of materials in the laboratory and in the field after a period of training. 

Knowledge of the precautions to be taken when recording and interpreting the results of chemical analyses.

Knowledge of the correct way to handle and operate laboratory equipment and supplies after a period of training.

Ability to follow standards and established procedures when conducting chemical tests and analyses.

Ability to understand, remember and carry out oral and written directions, analyze chemistry and laboratory problems, and develop appropriate work methods.

Ability to learn and to apply knowledge gained in the in-service training program.

Ability to prepare standard and special reagents.

Ability to develop current and/or revised laboratory and investigational procedures.

Ability to perform assigned research and to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations.

Ability to learn physical testing and measurements, distance appreciations, photography and prepare impact molds and tool marks.

Ability to prepare drawings for presentation in court.

Ability to prepare detailed reports for presentation in court by law enforcement agencies.

Ability to provide testimony in court concerning the results of laboratory examinations and analyses.

Ability to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

Ability to read, write, understand and communicate in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.  If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible

ADVANCEMENT

Applicants who successfully complete the 12-month training period will be eligible for advancement to the title among the following for which they have been trained: Chemist; Chemist (Research); Forensic Chemist under Civil Service Commission procedures.

The inability of an employee to attain a level of performance warranting advancement to a title listed above shall be considered as cause for separation.

contact number 201-795-6400 Ext. 6882

posted 10/18/17


Tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY

http://cuny.jobs/new-york-ny/assistant-or-associate-professor-department-of-sciences/637D34B0E121487EB83CC640B0587007/job/

RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs teaching and research in the areas of General Criminalistics. Also performs teaching to non-science majors in the chemical and forensic sciences. Practice experience at the federal, state, local or private level would be favorable. Expertise in trace evidence and microscopy would also be favorable. The successful applicant will also be expected to share responsibility for committee and department assignments, administrative and supervisory functions, and perform guidance duties for the Department of Sciences.

QUALIFICATIONS
The Department of Sciences is seeking a scholar with advanced expertise in Criminalistics/physical evidence analysis. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. equivalent experience in the area(s) of  Forensic Science or relevant fields such as Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Geology, Imaging Science or Materials Science with research expertise in forensic science. Experience in microscopy or other types of trace evidence analysis preferred. The ideal candidate will have an active and productive research agenda, demonstrated expertise teaching criminalistics or other forensic science courses, and a commitment to mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Candidates with a history of external funding, active collaboration, or contributions to the field of forensics preferred.

COMPENSATION
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs

HOW TO APPLY
Please follow link posted above. Deadline is November 17, 2017.

posted 10/14/17


Forensic Biologist II, Erie County Central Police Services, Buffalo, NY

Job Posting Period 10/10/2017 - 10/26/2017

SALARY RANGE: 47,857 – 63,203 USD Annually

FUNCTIONAL PURPOSE:
This is the second level class position in the Forensic Biologist specialty. The work involves responsibility for collecting and analyzing unknown substances and evidentiary material using deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and other related techniques. This position differs from Forensic Biologist I by virtue of the incumbents’ ability to handle complex examinations and cases, and increased independence. Work is performed under direct supervision from higher level employees in the Forensic Laboratory. Does Biology related work as required.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Examines evidence to detect and identify trace and/or physiological evidence using chemical physical and instrumental means of analysis;

Performs forensic DNA testing

Performs complex examinations, which involves the application of advanced laboratory techniques, materials and equipment;

testifies in court as a witness concerning the analysis of evidence;

Receives, releases, and periodically audits evidence items stored in the laboratory's custody;

Prepares required reports on laboratory tests and related activities;

Participates in internal and external proficiency testing programs;

Assists in the inventory, maintenance, storage, and disposition of evidence;

May review case files, reports and findings of Forensic Biologists for accuracy and completeness;

REQUIREMENTS:

Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in a natural science, a forensic science, an engineering science, or criminalistics, including or supplemented by at least nine (9) credit hours in coursework consisting of statistics/population genetics, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology as primary content*; and one (1) year of full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory performing biological and DNA analysis* or B) Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in a natural science, a forensic science, an engineering science, or criminalistics, including or supplemented by at least nine (9) credit hours in coursework consisting of statistics/population genetics, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology as primary content*; and two (2) years of full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory performing biological and DNA analysis* or C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B), above.

NOTE: * Statistics/population genetics, biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology must be the primary component of the classes or courses; coursework completed with titles other than those listed may demonstrate compliance through submission of a student transcript, letter from university professor verifying course content, or a course syllabus. The DNA training program previously offered by the FBI Laboratory, with graduate credit hours from the University of Virginia, may be applied toward the molecular biology coursework requirement associated with this standard. Statistics/population genetics training or coursework may be satisfied through internal or external mechanisms.

NOTE: Incumbents must pass a competency test prior to assuming casework responsibility, and must pass TWO proficiency tests annually, in accordance with accreditation requirements. Eight (8) hours of continuing education and training annually is required as condition of employment; additional training and education may be required.

NOTE: Verifiable part-time and/or volunteer experience will be pro-rated toward meeting full-time experience requirements.

If interested and meet the above qualifications, please email your resume and unofficial transcripts to: 

posted 10/11/17


FORENSIC LATENT PRINT ANALYST, Job Posting 10139493, United States Postal Service, Criminal Investigation Service Center, Dulles, VA

Job Posting Period 10/05/2017 - 10/20/2017

SALARY RANGE: 57,520.00 - 123,570.00 USD Annually

FUNCTIONAL PURPOSE:
Conducts forensic analyses to develop and identify latent prints utilizing appropriate scientific methodologies, forensic techniques, and quality assurance practices in support of criminal and administrative investigations.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Conducts forensic examinations of latent prints through the application of scientific practices for the recognition, collection, analysis, and interpretation of physical evidence for criminal and civil law or regulatory purposes to include examination of evidence using biological, chemical, and physical methods.
2. Examines and analyzes evidence and interprets scientific observations and data to render conclusions, form opinions and produce reports.
3. Provides expert witness testimony; produces comprehensive reports and illustrative exhibits for federal, state, and local judicial proceedings at a level sufficient to explain evidence interpretations and conclusions from forensic examinations and scientific data to a lay audience.
4. Serves as a subject matter expert and technical advisor in matters relating to the proper collection, preservation, packaging, and submission of criminal evidence; participates in crime scene evidence collection activities in major field investigations; ensures evidence handling requirements are met.
5. Performs ongoing evaluation and validation of laboratory instrumentation and methods, operating protocols, and safety practices under supervision; maintains awareness of safety procedures and identifies possible physical conditions and/or laboratory procedures that may create unsafe conditions.
6.Delivers training in laboratory services, evidence collection, crime scene processing and field examination.
7. Conducts studies and research for improving forensic analyses, scientific methods, and criminal identification procedures. 8. Acts as liaison with postal management and federal, state, and local organizations on technical developments, forensic methods, and investigative problems of common interest.

This is a two-step application process requiring you to create a profile and submit an application for the position you are applying for.
You will receive two email confirmations:
1. An email confirming your profile is complete.
2. After submitting your application you will receive a second email confirming your application has been successfully submitted.

For information, please contact Terri Richardson at
The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and experience the following requirements:

Requirements:

1. Ability to communicate orally and in writing in order to prepare reports of examination results and conclusions, and provide testimony as an expert witness before state, federal or other judicial bodies.
2. Ability to provide training related to laboratory services, evidence collection, and field examination.
3. Ability to conduct and document scientific research related to latent print examinations.
4. Skill in the use of magnifiers and digital / optical enhancement instrumentation.
5. Knowledge of forensic science techniques, laboratory protocols, scientific methodologies, quality assurance standards and latent print examination procedures sufficient to conduct detailed and complex analyses and interpretation of the value of evidentiary items.
6. Ability to render conclusions/opinions and make recommendations based on scientific practices of recognition, collection, and interpretation of physical evidence related to latent print examinations.
7. Knowledge of evidence collection, preservation, packaging and shipment procedures sufficient to serve as a technical advisor in such matters and to ensure evidence handling requirements are met.
8. EDUCATION/ CERTIFICATION: Applicants must possess the following degree and professional certification. 1. A Bachelor's degree in forensic science, physical or biological sciences, life sciences, chemistry or a closely related field from a college or university accredited by a national or regional accreditation organization recognized and sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Education. 2. The International Association for Identification (IAI) Certified Latent Print Examiner certification. NOTE: Employees in the Forensics Latent Print Analyst Sr position prior to April 4, 2015 are exempt from this requirement.
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans' preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.

posted 10/7/17


ORAU Openings

 


Associate Microbiologist  01595  Charlottesville, VA and OCONUS

PURPOSE: To provide Microbiologists to operate, maintain and perform sample analysis with laboratory instrumentation, tools and techniques on potential microbial or biological threat DNA samples in CONUS and/or OCONUS locations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Understanding of basic biology and microbiology concepts. Follow methods to support expansion of laboratory capabilities. Follow and properly use Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Review, evaluate, and analyze data from samples and provide database entry
support. Experience and/or knowledge of emerging technologies for bio threat agent analysis. Provide technical support involving research and development and method development efforts (including laboratory work as needed).  Assist in the execution of test plans.Assist in provide training on molecular biology and/or microbiology topics including sample collection/analysis/threat-agent production.

Familiarity or use of the following instruments and equipment:
o Next-generation sequencers
o Thermocyclers
o Fluorescent-based detection systems
o Robotic systems for sample preparation and extraction

Collect potential microbial or bio threat DNA samples from materials using approved procedures designed to minimize the possibility of sample contamination. All samples shall be properly packaged, marked and stored in preparation for extraction. Generate DNA sequences from biological materials. Analyze and interpret data. Ensure a proper chain-of-custody for all materials and samples is maintained. Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with laboratory procedures.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor’s degree in science (e.g., biology, biochemistry, microbiology, clinical laboratory sciences, genetics, microbial ecology, microbial genomics, molecular biology, or forensics) OR five (5) years directly relatable experience. One (1) year of experience working in the Intelligence Community (IC) environment. U.S. citizenship. Eligible for both US Tourist Passport and US Official Passport

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Deployed experience in an Analytical/Operational environment. Must possess, at a minimum, intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Outlook. Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment, as needed. Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment. Currently have an active DoD Secret security clearance. Previous experience working in a microbiology, biology, clinical, genetics, or forensic laboratory performing analysis of biological samples, including sequencing.

 

Staff Microbiologist 01596  Charlottesville, VA and OCONUS

PURPOSE: To provide Microbiologists to operate, maintain and perform sample analysis with laboratory instrumentation, tools and techniques on potential microbial or biological threat DNA samples in CONUS and/or OCONUS locations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Define new methods to support expansion of laboratory capabilities and improve/solve existing method deficiencies. Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Review, evaluate, and analyze data from samples and provide database entry
support. Knowledge of emerging technologies for bio threat agent analysis. Provide technical support involving research and development and method development efforts (including laboratory work as needed). Assist in the execution of test plans. Assist in provide training on molecular biology and/or microbiology topics including sample collection/analysis/threat-agent production.

Understanding of current and emerging bioanalytical tools and techniques
o Next generation sequencers
o Thermocyclers
o Fluorescent-based detection systems
o Robotic systems for sample preparation and extraction

Collect potential microbial or biological threat DNA samples from materials using approved procedures designed to minimize the possibility of sample contamination. All samples shall be properly packaged, marked and stored in preparation for extraction. Generate DNA sequences from biological materials. Analyze and interpret data.

Use and perform equipment/instrument maintenance and troubleshooting on instruments and equipment such as the following:

Ensure a proper chain of custody for all materials and samples is maintained. Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with laboratory procedures.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor’s degree in science (e.g., biology, biochemistry, microbiology, clinical laboratory sciences, genetics, microbial ecology, microbial genomics, molecular biology, or forensics) coupled with 5 years directly relatable experience 2 years of experience working in the Intelligence Community (IC) environment. Must possess, at a minimum, intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Outlook. Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment, as
 needed. Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment. Experience working in a microbiology, biology, clinical, genetics, or forensic
laboratory performing analysis of biological samples, including sequencing. Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment. Currently have an active DoD Secret security clearance. U.S. citizenship. Eligible for both US Tourist Passport and US Official Passport

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Deployed experience in an analytical/Operational environment

 

Associate Chemist – Radiological/Nuclear 01591  Charlottesville, VA and OCONUS

PURPOSE: To provide Chemists to operate, maintain and perform technical nuclear forensics analysis using applicable laboratory instrumentation, tools, and techniques on radiological and/or nuclear materials of interest in CONUS and/or OCONUS locations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Define new methods to support expansion of laboratory capabilities and improve/solve existing method deficiencies.. Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Review, evaluate, and analyze data from samples and provide database entry support. Perform equipment/instrument maintenance. Operate, maintain and perform radiochemical sample analysis using applicable laboratory instrumentation and techniques required to identify attribution signatures (i.e., indicating country of origin such as geological/industrial, isotopic composition/ratios); characterization signatures (i.e., those indicating process such as chemical form, physical form); and indicative signatures (i.e., those that by themselves do not indicate origin, process, or use such as elemental composition, trace constituents). Knowledge of techniques for radiation detection, counting and spectroscopy, imaging and microscopy, mass spectroscopy and gas chromatography, and data analysis

Knowledge and/or utilize, maintain, and troubleshoot instrumentation such as the following:
o Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
o Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy
o Liquid Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry / Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) o X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
o X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
o Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
o Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS)
o Polarized Light Microscope (PLM) o Ion Chromatography (IC)

Compare sample results to a library of known results for the specific instrumentation and chemical being tested. Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each evidence item and relevant key portions of the evidence item, or other exhibits, to support further
analysis, conclusions, and documentation. Document examination results/findings in the required Laboratory Information
System(s) and databases. Annotate the file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the
examination results. Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of files, reports, data, etc. Ensure a proper chain of custody for all evidence and samples is maintained. Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with
laboratory procedures. Assist in executing test plans, validations, research and development and method development.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor’s degree in science (e.g., radiochemistry, physics, nuclear engineering or related field) OR five (5) years directly relatable experience. One (1) year of experience working in the Intelligence Community (IC) environment. Proficiency working with chemistry analytical methodologies such as Gas Chromatography (GC) and/or Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy. Must possess, at a minimum, intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Outlook. Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment, as needed. Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment. Experience working in a forensic laboratory. Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment. Currently have an active DoD Secret security clearance. U.S. citizenship. Eligible for both US Tourist Passport and US Official Passport

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Deployed experience in an Analytical/Operational environment. Previous experience working in a in laboratory environment performing detection, analysis and characterization of radiological/nuclear materials. An active DoD security clearance – Top Secret w/ SCI eligibility or TS/SCI

 

Staff Chemist – Radiological/Nuclear 01610  Charlottesville, VA and OCONUS

PURPOSE: To provide Chemists to operate, maintain and perform technical nuclear forensics analysis using applicable laboratory instrumentation, tools, and techniques on radiological and/or nuclear materials of interest in CONUS and/or OCONUS locations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Define new methods to support expansion of laboratory capabilities and improve/solve existing method deficiencies. Assist in developing and follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Review, evaluate, and analyze data from samples and provide database entry
support. Perform equipment/instrument maintenance. Operate, maintain and perform radiochemical sample analysis using applicable
laboratory instrumentation and techniques required to identify attribution signatures (i.e., indicating country of origin such as geological/industrial, isotopic composition/ratios); characterization signatures (i.e., those indicating process such as chemical form, physical form); and indicative signatures (i.e., those that by themselves do not indicate origin, process, or use such as elemental composition, trace constituents). Experience and use of techniques for radiation detection, counting and spectroscopy, imaging and microscopy, mass spectroscopy and gas chromatography, and data analysis.

Utilize, maintain, and troubleshoot instrumentation such as the following:

o Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
o Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy
o Liquid Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry / Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) o X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
o X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
o Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
o Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS)
o Polarized Light Microscope (PLM) o Ion Chromatography (IC)

Compare sample results to a library of known results for the specific instrumentation and chemical being tested. Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each evidence item and relevant key portions of the evidence item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation. Document examination results/findings in the required Laboratory Information System(s) and databases. Annotate the file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results. Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of files, reports, data, etc. Ensure a proper chain of custody for all evidence and samples is maintained. Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with laboratory procedures. Train junior personnel on equipment, instruments, methods, and procedures. Assist in executing test plans, validations, research and development and method development.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor’s degree (e.g., radiochemistry, physics, nuclear engineering or related field) coupled with 5 years directly relatable experience. Two years of experience working in the Intelligence Community (IC) environment. Proficiency working with chemistry analytical methodologies such as Gas Chromatography (GC) and/or Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy. Must possess, at a minimum, intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Outlook. Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment, as needed. Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment. Experience working in a forensic laboratory. Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment. Currently have an active DoD Secret security clearance. U.S. citizenship. Eligible for both US Tourist Passport and US Official Passport.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

An active DoD security clearance – Top Secret w/ SCI eligibility or TS/SCI
Deployed experience in an Analytical/Operational environment

 

Senior Microbiologist  01609  Charlottesville, VA and OCONUS

PURPOSE: To provide Microbiologists to operate, maintain and perform sample analysis with laboratory instrumentation, tools and techniques on potential microbial or biological threat DNA samples in CONUS and/or OCONUS locations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Develop new methods to support expansion of laboratory capabilities and improve/solve existing method deficiencies. Developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Review, evaluate, and analyze data from samples and provide database entry support. Experience and/or knowledge of emerging technologies for biological threat agent analysis. Lead and support research and development and method development efforts
(including laboratory work as needed). Develop or assist in developing experimental designs and test plans. Provide training on molecular biology and/or microbiology topics including sample collection/analysis/threat-agent production to Junior staff. Identify and research new and emerging technologies for biological threat agent analysis, and provide recommendations on platforms or instrumentation regarding
their suitability for specific needs. Understanding and knowledge of current and emerging bioanalytical tools and
techniques. Collect potential microbial or biological threat DNA samples from materials using approved procedures designed to minimize the possibility of sample contamination. All samples shall be properly packaged, marked and stored in preparation for extraction. Generate DNA sequences from biological materials. Analyze and interpret data.

Experience and expertise in using, maintaining, and troubleshooting the following
types of equipment and instrumentation:  

o Next-generation sequencers
o Thermocyclers
o Fluorescent-based detection systems
o Robotic systems for sample preparation and extraction

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

A Bachelor’s degree in science (e.g., biology, biochemistry, microbiology, clinical laboratory sciences, genetics, microbial ecology, microbial genomics, molecular biology, or forensics) coupled with 10 years directly relatable experience OR a Master’s degree with 5 years of directly relatable experience 5 years of experience working in the Intelligence Community (IC) environment. Ensure a proper chain of custody for all materials and samples is maintained. Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with laboratory procedures. Train junior personnel on equipment, instruments, methods, and procedures. Must possess, at a minimum, intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Outlook. Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment, as needed. Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment. Experience working in a microbiology, biology, clinical, genetics, or forensic laboratory performing analysis of biological samples, including sequencing. Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment. Currently have an active DoD Secret security clearance. U.S. citizenship. Eligible for both US Tourist Passport and US Official Passport

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Deployed experience in an Analytical/Operational environment
 

 

Senior Chemist 01603  Charlottesville, VA and OCONUS

PURPOSE: To provide Chemists to operate, maintain and perform forensics analysis using applicable laboratory instrumentation, tools, and techniques on chemical and/or explosive materials of interest in CONUS and/or OCONUS locations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Define new methods to support expansion of laboratory capabilities and improve/solve existing method deficiencies. Assist in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Review, evaluate, and analyze data from samples and provide database entry
support. Perform equipment/instrument maintenance.

Utilize, maintain, and troubleshoot instrumentation such as the following:
o Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
o Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy
o Liquid Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry / Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) o X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
o X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
o Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
o Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS)
o Polarized Light Microscope (PLM)
o Ion Chromatography (IC)

Compare sample results to a library of known results for the specific instrumentation and chemical being tested. Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each evidence item and relevant key portions of the evidence item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation. Document examination results/findings in the required Laboratory Information System(s) and databases. Annotate the file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results. Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with laboratory procedures.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s degree in science (e.g., chemistry, biochemistry, clinical laboratory sciences, or forensics) coupled with 10 years of directly relatable experience in the discipline or a Master’s degree in science (e.g., chemistry, biochemistry, clinical laboratory sciences, or forensics) coupled with 5 years of directly relatable experience in the discipline. Five (5) year of experience working in the Intelligence Community (IC) environment. Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of files, reports, data, etc. Ensure a proper chain of custody for all evidence and samples is maintained. Train junior personnel on equipment, instruments, methods, and procedures. Supervise junior staff and assign daily tasks and responsibilities. Lead development and execution of test plans, validations, and method development. Proficiency working with chemistry analytical methodologies such as Gas Chromatography (GC) and/or Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy. Must possess, at a minimum, intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Outlook. Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment, as needed. Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment. Currently have an active DoD Secret security clearance. U.S. citizenship. Eligible for both US Tourist Passport and US Official Passport. Deployed experience in an Analytical/Operational environment.

 DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) or American Chemical Society (ACS). Previous experience as a Chemist in an accredited forensic laboratory. An active DoD security clearance – Top Secret w/ SCI eligibility or TS/SCI

 

Principal Microbiologist 01601  Charlottesville, VA and OCONUS

PURPOSE: To provide Microbiologists to operate, maintain and perform sample analysis with laboratory instrumentation, tools and techniques on potential microbial or biological threat DNA samples in CONUS and/or OCONUS locations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Create and design new methods to support expansion of laboratory capabilities and improve/solve existing method deficiencies. Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Review, evaluate, and analyze data from samples and provide database entry
support. Expertise in emerging technologies for biological threat agent analysis. Design, Lead, and oversee research and development and method development efforts. Develop experimental designs and test plans. Oversee the execution of test plans. Train junior personnel on molecular biology and/or microbiology topics including sample collection/analysis/ threat-agent production. Identify and research new and emerging technologies for biological threat agent analysis, and provide recommendations on platforms or instrumentation regarding
their suitability for specific needs.

Expertise in current and emerging bioanalytical tools and techniques:
Next Generation Sequencers, Thermocyclers, Fluorescent-based detection systems, Robotic systems for sample preparation and extraction, and
 Analyze and interpret data, 

Supervise junior staff and assign daily tasks and responsibilities:
Ensure a proper chain of custody for all materials and samples is maintained. Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with laboratory procedures. Participate in Technical Exchange Meetings with customers and internal corporate leaders

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

A Ph.D. in science (e.g., biology, biochemistry, microbiology, clinical laboratory sciences, genetics, microbial ecology, microbial genomics, molecular biology, or forensics) coupled with 5 years directly relatable experience. Ten years of experience working in the Intelligence Community (IC) environment. Must possess, at a minimum, intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Outlook. Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment, as needed. Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment. Extensive experience working in and/or leading operations, research and
development, and/or method development in a microbiology, biology, clinical, genetics, or forensic laboratory. Currently have an active DoD Secret security clearance. U.S. citizenship. Eligible for both US Tourist Passport and US Official Passport

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Deployed experience in an Analytical/Operational environment

 

Principal Chemist – Radiological/Nuclear 01597, Charlottesville, VA and OCONUS

PURPOSE: To provide Chemists to operate, maintain and perform technical nuclear forensics analysis using applicable laboratory instrumentation, tools, and techniques on radiological and/or nuclear materials of interest in CONUS and/or OCONUS locations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Define new methods to support expansion of laboratory capabilities and improve/solve existing method deficiencies. Assist in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Review, evaluate, and analyze data from samples and provide database entry
support. Perform equipment/instrument maintenance. Operate, maintain and perform radiochemical sample analysis using applicable
laboratory instrumentation and techniques required to identify attribution signatures (i.e., indicating country of origin such as geological/industrial, isotopic composition/ratios); characterization signatures (i.e., those indicating process such as chemical form, physical form); and indicative signatures (i.e., those that by themselves do not indicate origin, process, or use such as elemental composition, trace constituents). Extensive experience and use of techniques for radiation detection, counting and spectroscopy, imaging and microscopy, mass spectroscopy and gas chromatography, and data analysis.

Utilize, maintain, and troubleshoot instrumentation such as the following:
 o Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
o Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy
o Liquid Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry / Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) o X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
o X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
o Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
o Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS)
o Polarized Light Microscope (PLM) o Ion Chromatography (IC)

JOB POSTING:
Compare sample results to a library of known results for the specific instrumentation and chemical being tested
Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each evidence item and relevant key portions of the evidence item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation Document examination results/findings in the required Laboratory Information System(s) and databases .Annotate the file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results
Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of files, reports, data, etc. Ensure a proper chain of custody for all evidence and samples is maintained Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with laboratory procedures Train junior personnel on equipment, instruments, methods, and procedures. Supervise junior staff and assign daily tasks and responsibilities. Lead development and execution of test plans, validations, and method development.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:
A Ph.D. in science (e.g., radiochemistry, physics, nuclear engineering or related
field) coupled with 5 years directly relatable experience 10 years of experience working in the Intelligence Community (IC) environment
Proficiency working with chemistry analytical methodologies such as Gas Chromatography (GC) and/or Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy Must possess, at a minimum, intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Outlook Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment, as needed
Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment. Experience working in a forensic laboratory
Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment. Currently have an active DoD Secret security clearance U.S. citizenshipEligible for both US Tourist Passport and US Official Passport

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
An active DoD security clearance – Top Secret w/ SCI eligibility or TS/SCI
Deployed experience in an Analytical/Operational environment

Visit www.orau.org/careers to apply through the preferred process. If you have any questions please email
ORAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of ORAU to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, age,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, mental or physical disability, covered veteran’s status, or genetic information.
Applicants that apply for a position that requires access authorization then ORAU will test for the absence of any illegal drugs as defined in 10 CFR 707.4. ORAU will also conduct a background investigation by the Federal government as required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment, and reinvestigations will be conducted as required.
Applicants that apply for a position that are covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations as defined in 10 CFR 709 may be required to have a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

posted 10/5/17


Broward County Sheriff's Office, Criminalist II (DNA) - Grant

Salary: $56,518.82 - $65,614.94 Annually

Opening Date: 10/02/17                               Closing Date: 10/20/17

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in the natural or physical sciences, forensic science, criminalistics, criminology, or closely related field.
2. Successful completion of coursework in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics and Statistics per the FBI Quality Assurance Standards (QAS), or NIST equivalent, to include Organic Chemistry.
3. Demonstrated experience involving the examination of forensic evidence for the indication or presence of biological materials including blood and semen.
4. BSO employees must demonstrate completion of the in-house training program as a Criminalist I that incorporates progressively responsible journey level experience in area of assignment.
5. External applicants must demonstrate two (2) years of journey level experience in forensic
science, to include DNA analysis, with exposure to the administrative aspects of the work.
6. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered. Such
experience must be clearly documented for consideration.

SPECIFICS:

Unofficial college transcripts are required at the time of application and must be attached to your on-line application by 4:30 PM on the closing date.
This is a grant funded employment contract position. Continued employment is contingent upon the continued receipt of adequate grant funding. Selected candidates will be contract employees with the terms and conditions of such employment set forth in a contract between BSO and the selected candidates. Contract employees will not be entitled to the same rights and benefits as permanent employees. BSO shall have the right to modify pay or benefits at any time due to the increased benefit costs, budgetary or grant funding reductions or other fiscal problems/restraints. In addition, the contract can be terminated at any time for any reason.

NATURE OF WORK:

Under administrative direction, the purpose of the position is to prepare and analyze chemical and evidentiary samples in criminal identification and investigations in the Crime Laboratory of the Broward Sheriff's Office. As an American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors – Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB - International) accredited laboratory, employees in this position must adhere to accreditation standards encompassing extensive case documentation, validation of procedures, technical and administrative review of reports and case notes, etc. In addition, employees are required to participate in external proficiency testing, courtroom testimony monitoring, continued technical training, quality audits, and accreditation inspections by ASCLD/LAB - International. Employees function in a journey level status performing moderately complex casework under the supervision of the Technical Leader/Unit Manager. Position is responsible for the formal reporting of and testifying to the findings of such analysis. Performs related work as directed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position. Conducts preliminary testing and preparation of evidence for analysis in one or more assigned areas. Participates in the preparation of unit equipment and materials used for testing and analytical tasks.
Examines materials collected for adherence to established procedures concerning collection and identification of chemical and evidentiary samples.
Conducts laboratory examinations utilizing procedures applicable to the analytical task(s) assigned. Isolates, collects, and analyzes evidentiary items as applicable. Generates data from laboratory examination and testing; reviews such for the purpose of determining findings; compiles such for reporting purposes and judicial process as applicable. Conducts administrative and/or technical review of casework. Testifies to analytical results in depositions and court. Performs routine maintenance and troubleshooting of specialized unit equipment, to include performance checks, calibration and sterilization procedures. Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in the field through training, workshops, seminars, science periodicals, and other information sources; participates in annual proficiency examinations. May provide training, guidance and assistance to other unit personnel in procedures, methods, and unit standards. Depending on functional area of assignment duties and responsibilities may include:
Forensic Biology/DNA - Involves the examination of forensic evidence for the indication or presence of biological materials including blood and semen. DNA analysis involves the extraction, quantitation, analysis, and interpretation of forensic DNA samples isolated from materials listed above.
Performs related duties as directed. Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 25 pounds). Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation. Tasks are performed in a laboratory/forensics analysis environment where proper provisions are in place in terms of employee security and protection. Due to the nature and location of the work environment, tasks include potential for intermittent exposure to disagreeable elements consistent with routine conditions in a laboratory/forensics analysis environment.

RECRUITMENT INFORMATION:
Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; computer based test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 10 to 12 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a case- by-case basis.
BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation. Veterans' preference per Florida law.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.sheriff.org
2601 West Broward Blvd. Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312 (954) 321-4400

posted 10/03/17


Scientific Affairs Officer, P3
United Nations
VIENNA
 
https://inspira.un.org/psc/UNCAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/UN_CUSTOMIZATIONS.UN_JOB_DETAIL.GBL?Page=UN_JOB_DETAIL&Action=A&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=83249&PostingSeq=2

Laboratory and Scientific Section
Research and Trend Analysis Branch
Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime | Vienna, Austria

Tel: (+43-1) 26060-5120 | Fax:(+43-1) 26060-596

posted 9/15/17


 Criminalist I (Fingerprint (FP) Examiner)

Posting Number     SF00502

Position Number     107924

Pay Grade Range  $57,148-$71,534  Full-time, Permanent

Division:    Academic Affairs   College:    Pharmacy   State Crime Lab

Contact(s)     Gail Henriques Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment Office of Human Resources URI

Applications must be submitted online only at:  https://jobs.uri.edu

Duties and Responsibilities

SUPERVISES:

Professional, technical and other support staff; secretarial staff in the preparation of reports pertinent to their specialty area of the Laboratory; graduate and undergraduate students working in the Laboratory as paid assistants or as interns; uniformed and non-uniformed law enforcement officers in the proper processing, collection and packaging of physical evidence involving fingerprints or photography at a crime scene.

BASIC FUNCTION:

Use instrumental, physical and/or chemical techniques to examine a large variety of physical evidence submitted to the State Crime Laboratory by municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Interpret results of analyses, prepare written reports and provide expert court testimony in the areas of latent fingerprints/palm prints and/or photography.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Receive physical evidence. Review background materials submitted with evidence and pertinent agency regulations and other relevant material. Consider the type of evidence received, time available for analysis, circumstances surrounding the crime, the requirements established by laboratory and police policy and general law, and determine the general approach necessary for effective examination of the physical evidence. Research established methodologies and relevant literature to determine applicable methods to be used in all areas of evidence processing, including powders, chemicals, computer software and the use of alternative light sources. Provide and/or seek advice concerning methodology problems in the specialty area to/from examiners in other state, local or federal law enforcement agencies.

Perform complex examinations of evidence utilizing appropriate techniques such as: scales, calipers, powders, chemicals, high intensity light sources (visible, laser, ultraviolet and infrared), computers, cameras, lenses and other lab equipment  Such examinations may include fingerprint classification, latent fingerprint/palm print development and enhancement, fingerprint/palm print comparison and identification, verifying and photographing evidence, including using digital imaging equipment, computer software, developing and printing digital images. Interpret and evaluate examination results to determine their validity, scientific significance and evidentiary value to provide the most information possible.

Maintain instrumentation and equipment used for analysis of evidence. Determine analytical equipment needs for the Laboratory. Evaluate new instrumentation and changes in existing instrumentation. Recommend repair or purchase of new instruments and/or equipment.

 Prepare written reports that state the results of examinations. Perform technical reviews and verifications on casework of other Fingerprint Examiners. Testify, when required, as an expert in the specialty area(s): latent print enhancement, print comparison and identification and/or photography.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Participate in crime scene processing when· requested. Work with law enforcement and Laboratory personnel with regard to evidence procedures.

Communicate the importance of the examinations performed to law enforcement and Laboratory personnel and other interested individuals or groups.

Train and supervise interns and other Laboratory personnel on analytical techniques used for the examination of evidence in their specialty area.

Prepare and present lectures and/or laboratory tours on the functions of the
State Crime Laboratory for specific groups upon request.

Maintain routine records pertaining to their specialty section of the Laboratory. Prepare periodic statistics on latent fingerprints, photography and related casework.

LICENSES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:

Must have a valid driver's license. Must be eligible for membership in an appropriate professional organization (e.g., IAI, NED/IAI). Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS).

Required Qualifications    REQUIRED:

1. Bachelor's degree and a minimum of two years of professional experience
OR Associate's degree and a minimum of ten years of professional experience.

2. Demonstrated knowledge of fingerprints.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of chemical and physical techniques used to develop or enhance latent fingerprints or palm prints.

4. Demonstrated. knowledge of the equipment used to compare latent prints to known subject prints, including Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS).

5. Demonstrated knowledge of principles of photography and photographic printing.

6. Demonstrated ability to operate photographic equipment.

7. Demonstrated knowledge of federal, state and municipal laws governing rules of evidence and courtroom procedures.

8. Demonstrated ability to provide photography testimony in the Court System of the State of Rhode Island.

9. Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

10. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

11. Demonstrated organizational skills.

12. Demonstrated computer skills.

13. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations. 

PREFERRED:

1. Latent Print Certification by a nationally recognized agency.

2. Demonstrated evidence of being court-qualified as a fingerprint identification expert.

ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Environmental Conditions     This position is subject to inside and outside work and extreme cold and hot temperatures can be encountered. The potential exists where noise and vibrations may be encountered. The wearing of protective ear and eye devices may be required. May be exposed to organic and inorganic chemicals related to the development and enhancement of latent fingerprints/palm prints. May be exposed to low-level radioactive material. May come in contact with biological fluids and associated biological pathogens, such as hepatitis B and HIV viruses.

Posting Date     09/14/2017

Closing Date     10/13/2017

posted 9/14/17


Crime Lab Unit Manager (Forensic Biology/DNA)

Under administrative direction, the purpose of the position is to manage the technical operations within the Crime Lab of the Broward Sheriff's Office. Position is responsible for the implementation, maintenance and improvements of policies and procedures within their perspective units.  Position oversees the validation of new analytical procedures, training, quality control and safety programs within the lab.  As an American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors – Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB - International) accredited laboratory, employees must adhere to accreditation standards encompassing extensive case documentation, validation of procedures, technical and administrative review of reports and case notes.  Employees in this classification are required to manage and participate in proficiency testing, courtroom testimony monitoring, continued technical training, quality audits, and accreditation inspections by ASCLD/LAB – International or other accrediting bodies.  Employees perform specialized technical and scientific work in the application of advanced laboratory techniques in one (1) or more assigned areas of analysis under the supervision of the Crime Lab Director.  Position is responsible for formal reporting and testifying to findings of such analysis.  Performs related work as directed.

  1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in the natural or physical sciences, forensic science, criminology or a closely related field; Master's degree preferred.
  2. Successful completion of coursework in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, and Statistics per the FBI Quality Assurance Standards (QAS), or NIST equivalent.
  3. Seven (7) years of progressively skilled journey level experience in forensic science including DNA analysis and forensic biology.
  4. Demonstrated experience involving the examination of forensic evidence for the indication or presence of biological materials including blood and semen. DNA analysis involves the extraction, quantitation, analysis and interpretation of forensic DNA samples isolated from materials listed herein.
  5. Previous personnel management experience preferred to include performance evaluations, interviewing, hiring, counseling, instructing, and leave scheduling.
  6. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.

Special Requirements 

  • Unofficial college transcripts are required at the time of application and must be attached to your on-line application by 4:30 PM on the closing date.
  • Must possess and maintain certification by the governing board of the forensic discipline, e.g. American Board of Criminalistics (ABC).
  • Certified as an ASCLD/LAB-International Technical Assessor, or equivalent as determined by the Crime Lab Director.

Closing Date: Friday, November 3, 2017

Please apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/browardsheriff

posted 9/6/17


ORAU: Forensic Examiner Firearms and Tool Marks

 

Reference # 01378

HOW TO APPLY:
To be considered as an applicant for this position, please apply using this link: https://orau.taleo.net/careersection/orau+-+external+-+corporate+main+cs/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en If you have any job specific questions or to share your resume please contact:

PURPOSE: To perform all aspects of firearms and tool marks examinations; stays abreast of the latest research to determine the best analytical methods to examine evidence; conducts examinations of highly complex and unique evidence; and composes a variety of reports and scientific papers. Initiates, performs and oversees examinations of a wide-variety of materials using one or more specialized forensic science disciplines

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Provides forensic analysis of evidence in cases involving multiple submissions where inter-comparison of evidence is necessary. Coordinates with other internal disciplines and outside government agencies as necessary to facilitate forensic examinations in complex cases Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation.

Initiates and performs the full range of analytic procedures in a forensic laboratory and field laboratory or similar settings. Procedures include examinations to identify and characterize complex evidence and provide findings in a clear and concise manner. Examination process includes the preparation of sample/s, selecting and entering instrument settings, performing scientific analyses, and tabulating results. Coordinates as necessary with outside laboratories and/or other agencies and industry.

Utilizes and modifies as necessary a variety of highly complex scientific equipment and procedures in order to obtain detailed and sometimes obscure characteristics of a wide-variety of unique evidentiary materials. Interprets findings to allow non-scientific end users to incorporate scientific findings into tactical planning and operations, research, and additional analysis.

Using sound scientific principles modifies, adapts and develops standard methods and techniques in order to identify critical characteristics of evidence. Identifies and initiates appropriate steps to solve a variety of analytical problems. Performs transfer of technology, methods development and validation applicable to analysis of evidence. Identifies research requirements to enhance examination methods and coordinates with the client’s and other research components as necessary. Stays abreast of the latest research/developments in scientific methods to identify possible solutions to complex problems.

Prepares and furnishes authoritative oral and written reports to facilitate investigative, intelligence, prosecution and other functions that support mission requirements. The reports will require the ability to clearly convey the opinions and findings as determined through detailed examinations and analysis. Updates case management, image reference databases(e.g. IBIS, NBIN), and other information management systems as required
.
Provides authoritative support to the client and other components within a multi-agency activity. Participates in liaison
and meetings with officials from outside agencies to coordinate cases of mutual interest. May provide training regarding the analytical process and related functions consistent with the needs of the client.
Presents court testimony regarding examination of evidence as necessary to support mission requirements.
Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.

REQUIREMENTS: High school diploma or equivalent required and a minimum of 5 years of job related experience are required. One year experience as the lead of a team of firearms and toolmarks analysts preferred. Must have experience in using laboratory equipment and techniques involving toolmarks and firearms, bullets, cartridges, shot pattern and trajectory analysis, and related activities and techniques. Must possess basic knowledge of general procedures used to collect and process evidence. Must have professional knowledge of the principles, theories, methods of microscopic and technical techniques in order to analyze complex materials; and to adapt and develop analytical and/or technical procedures. Must have knowledge of general forensic laboratory case working procedures, quality control and safety procedures; knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories and/or the standards of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD/LAB) Laboratory Accreditation Board. Must be familiar with or have working knowledge of other disciplines within a forensic laboratory to assure that examinations are consistent with accepted protocols and that casework is properly coordinated with other forensic specialties as necessary. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate results of analyses. Must have knowledge of legal procedures and rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and provide effective testimony. Must be able to perform analyses and administrative functions within prescribed parameters set by client facilities regulations, guidelines, and procedures. Must successfully complete a proficiency/competency test, as may be required by the client. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.

 posted 08/29/17


Assistant Chemist, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Jersey City, NJ

Please email resume and cover letter to Kaitlin Farrell at

Under direction, performs professional testing analysis and interpretation work to determine the chemical and physical composition and properties of substances; does related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This is the entry level of professional work in chemistry requiring a basic knowledge of theories, principles, and units of measurement in chemistry and the ability to use standard laboratory techniques, instruments, and methods. The work assignments are designed to provide experience in the application of laboratory techniques and operating procedures of the laboratory, and to advance the chemist's knowledge of the subject matter area with which the laboratory is concerned.  He also learns to recognize irregularities and deviations from the norm in the various chemical testing procedures.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:: Performs varied but relatively routine and limited chemical analyses on a variety of substances in order to determine their chemical composition or presence of foreign substances. Based upon previous assignments or instructions as to the specific analyses and tests to be performed, selects the appropriate methods and procedures. Performs the analyses and tests which include physical tests, wet laboratory analysis, and instrumental analysis using such instruments as atomic absorption spectrophotometer and gas chromatograph. Performs routine calculations. Detects unusual reactions and instances when the established methods and procedures are not applicable.  Recommends to the supervisor a minor modification to the method, extending examination, or an alternate method to use. Writes a laboratory report identifying the sample, stating the methods and procedures used, and showing the results.

REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in chemistry.

LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

 KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge of chemical principles, theories, and practices.

Knowledge of standard manuals such as Association of Analytical Chemists Book of Methods and other manuals of approved methods.

Knowledge of the mathematical and physical sciences concerned with the structure, composition, and properties of substances.

Knowledge of the safety precautions required when working with chemicals.

Ability to apply basic theoretical knowledge of related biological sciences to the work of the laboratory.

Ability to calibrate and operate analytical instruments.

Ability to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/ormanual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

Ability to read, write, speak, understand, or communicate in English sufficiently to perform the duties of this position.  American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.

Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

posted 8/29/17


State of New Jersey, Director, Office of Forensic Sciences

New Jersey State Police, Hamilton, NJ

This is a repost of a previously posted announcement. Prior applicants need not reapply.

DUTIES:  The Director, Office of Forensic Sciences (OFS), for the New Jersey State Police is responsible for the overall scientific and technical operations of the state forensic laboratory system consisting of the; DNA Laboratory at the Hamilton Technology Complex, Central Regional Laboratory at the Hamilton Technology Complex, East Regional Laboratory in Sea Girt, North Regional Laboratory in Little Falls, South Regional Laboratory in Hammonton, and the Administration Unit at the Hamilton Technology Complex.   The Director reports to a Commanding Officer (Major) of the Division of State Police and works on a daily basis with other entities within the Division. Working in an accredited environment, the OFS performs analysis of controlled dangerous substances, toxicology, arson/fire debris, trace evidence, serology, DNA/CODIS, forensic anthropology, and breath testing.  The Director of OFS is responsible for the daily oversight of all laboratory operations and supervision of staff.  The OFS staff consists of approximately 150 civilian forensic scientists and 20 support personnel.  The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure the OFS continues to meet the highest standards of forensic laboratory analysis as well as continued national accreditation.  The Director shall conduct regular reviews of the performance of all staff members for effectiveness, timeliness, and compliance to standards, rules, regulations and policies.  

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Forensic Science, RadiationBiology, Bio-Chemistry, Physiology, Molecular Biology or Chemistry.

EXPERIENCE:  Six (6) years of experience as a toxicologist or forensic scientist in a DNA testing, toxicology or forensic laboratory with responsibility for overseeing others in conducting varied complex test, examinations and analyses of human remains and biological fluids which include blood, urine, vitreous humor, bile, saliva or other types of organisms, matter or substances.  Four (4) years of this experience shall have been in a supervisory capacity overseeing multi-discipline responsibilities.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Appointees will be required to possess various certifications to perform Forensic DNA testing and analysis issued by the standards established by the Federal DNA Advisory Board, Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis and Methods and the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors for specifications and accreditation for various scientific subdisciplines relevant to such testing procedures, practices and analysis to be considered as admissible in courts of law and other formal proceedings.

LICENSE:  Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.  

PREFERENCE: Preference will be given to candidates who possess a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) from an accredited college or university in any of the biological, chemical, or related physical science areas of study. Preference will also be given to candidates with ten (10) years of experience working as a forensic scientist in a state, county or local laboratory; five (5) years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity overseeing multi-disciplined responsibilities.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented in resume only.  Applicants who possess foreign degrees (degrees earned outside of the U.S.) are required to provide an evaluation indicating the U.S. equivalency prior to the closing date.  Failure to do so will result in your ineligibility.

If interested, please send a letter indicating job vacancy #17-102, college transcripts and current resume before the closing date of September 3, 2017 to:

Recruitment Coordinator  or

Office of the Attorney General P.O. Box 081 Trenton, NJ 08625-0085

posted 08/10/17


Forensic Science Lecturers Department of Biological Sciences, University at Albany, SUNY

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University at Albany (http://www.albany.edu/biology) invites applications for two Forensic Science Lecturer positions: one Lecturer to instruct Forensic Biology and the second Lecturer to teach Forensic Chemistry. Both Lecturer positions will be full-time, 12-month appointments to support the Forensic Science programs beginning August 2017. The teaching load is three courses or the equivalent per semester with a salary range of $70,000 - $75,000.

Applications should include a CV, cover letter detailing teaching experience and qualifications and statement of teaching philosophy. All applicants need to detail their past experiences working with a culturally diverse population. Each candidate should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to .

Application materials will be accepted online at https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=86296&CNTRNO=2&TSTMP=1499354069016.

posted 070817


New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services

Latent Print Laboratory Director

Application deadline: 11/16/17

To apply: https://statejobsny.com/public/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=41590

Under the direction of the Director of Identification Operations, the Latent Print Laboratory Director will direct and manage the activities of the Latent Print Laboratory.  The incumbent will have direct responsibility for the daily operations of the Latent Print Laboratory. The incumbent will also be responsible for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of the policies and procedures of the Latent Print Laboratory to ensure that the laboratory is meeting current and future needs.

Posted 06/18/17


ORAU

Visit www.orau.org/careers to apply through the preferred process. If you have any questions please email .

Laboratory Manager/Theater Liaison: Reference #: 01365

PURPOSE: To provide technical and non-technical expertise and project management oversite in support of global Department of Defense (DoD) forensics and biometrics requirements   ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:   To provide oversight and direction to the laboratory staff in completion of tasks including but not limited to:  laboratory operations, forensic material handling, laboratory case management, and training.  To interface and advise senior members of DoD organizations on current and emerging forensic and biometric operational issues.  Develop and support other technical positions to include the justification of technical recommendations.  Monitor priorities for the allocation of critical laboratory resources to include personnel and equipment.  Administrative review and quality control of forensic laboratory reports.   Deployment outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) on a rotational basis as needed.   REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience performing duties as described and a minimum of five (5) years working in a forensic laboratory performing forensics examinations.  A minimum of five years previous formal supervisory experience required.  Must have five years of prior military experience providing oversight and execution of tasks. Must have experience with the deployment of personnel to operational COCOM theaters, and Anti-Terrorism/Force Protection. Three years of specialized experience as a team leader of highly skilled professional, technical and support personnel required. Must be proficient with and have experience working with Microsoft applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Must successfully complete a proficiency/competency test, as may be required by the client.  Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain and maintain Secret security clearance.  Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.

Forensic Chemist 2: Reference #: 01373

PURPOSE: To independently perform routine to moderately complex technical examination analysis.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:   Provides forensic laboratory analysis of evidence in cases involving suspected explosives or other unknown substances. Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation.   Compare sample results to a library of known results for the specific instrumentation and chemical being tested.   Conducts assigned examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques. Participates with senior examiners to decide the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.   Assigned to coordinate routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.   Performs preventative maintenance and performance checks of laboratory equipment and instruments; restocks consumable materials.    Interprets findings to allow non-scientific end users to incorporate scientific findings into tactical planning and operations, research, and additional analysis; Presents court testimony and/or briefings regarding results of evidence examination as necessary to support mission requirements.     Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.   REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related discipline. Must have a minimum of four years of experience working in a laboratory using equipment, instruments and techniques to perform explosive chemical analysis. Must be proficient working with chemistry analytical methodologies using Gas Chromatography (GC) and/or Fourier Transformed Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy.  Must have professional knowledge of the principles, theories, methods and technical techniques in order to analyze complex materials; Ability to adapt and develop analytical and/or technical procedures. Must have knowledge of general forensic laboratory case working procedures, quality control and safety procedures; knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories and/or the standards of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD/LAB) Laboratory Accreditation Board. Must be familiar with or have working knowledge of other disciplines within a forensic laboratory to assure that examinations are consistent with accepted protocols and that casework is properly coordinated with other forensic specialties as necessary. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate results of analyses. Must have knowledge of legal procedures and rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and provide effective testimony. Must successfully complete a proficiency/competency test, as may be required by the client. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.

Forensic Examiner Latent Print 3: Reference #: 01374

PURPOSE:  To perform independent routine to complex technical examinations of evidence through the processing of materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, examinations, visualizing/recording of latent prints, examining and comparing latent prints in a forensic laboratory. Responsible for providing direction and guidance to less experienced latent examiners. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Performs routine forensic laboratory analysis and examinations of evidence in cases involving latent prints; Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation. Ensures safety precautions and applicable regulations are followed.  Conducts examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques; Identifies and initiates appropriate steps to solve a variety of analytical problems; Performs transfer of technology, methods development and validation applicable to analysis of evidence; Identifies research requirements to enhance examination methods and coordinates with the client’s and other research components as necessary; Provides guidance to junior examiners regarding the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.  Prepares and furnishes authoritative oral and written reports to facilitate investigative, intelligence, prosecution and other functions that support mission requirements. The reports will require the ability to clearly convey the opinions and findings as determined through detailed examinations and analysis. Updates case management and other database systems as required.  Coordinates routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.  Provides authoritative support to the client and other components within a multi-agency activity.  Participates in liaison and meetings with officials from outside agencies to coordinate cases of mutual interest.  May provide training regarding the analytical process and related functions consistent with the needs of the client.    Presents court testimony regarding examination of evidence as necessary to support mission requirements.  Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.  JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  High school diploma or equivalent required. Must have a minimum of six (6) years of direct experience working in a forensic laboratory processing materials for latent prints, recovering/visualizing/recording latent impressions, evaluating latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to know fingerprints. Professional certification as a Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) by the International Association of Identification (IAI) is required. Proficiency utilizing FBI-NGI/IAFIS, DoD-ABIS, and/or other automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) database is desired. Must have professional knowledge of the principles, theories, methods and technical procedures used to  process materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, visualizing/recording of latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to known fingerprints (or other latent prints) in a forensic laboratory. Must have knowledge of general forensic laboratory case working procedures, quality control and safety procedures; knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories and/or the standards of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD/LAB) Laboratory Accreditation Board. Must be familiar with or have working knowledge of other disciplines within a forensic laboratory to assure that examinations are consistent with accepted protocols and that casework is properly coordinated with other forensic specialties as necessary. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate results of analyses. Must have knowledge of legal procedures and rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and provide effective testimony. Must be able to perform analyses and administrative functions within prescribed parameters set by client facilities regulations, guidelines, and procedures. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.

Forensic Examiner Latent Print 1: Reference #: 01375

PURPOSE:  To perform independent routine technical examinations of evidence through the processing of materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, visualizing/recording of latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to known fingerprints (or other latent prints) in a forensic laboratory.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Performs routine forensic laboratory analysis and examinations of evidence in cases involving latent prints; Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation. Ensures safety precautions and applicable regulations are followed.   Conducts assigned examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques.  Participates with senior examiners to decide the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.   Encodes, searches, and registers latent images to biometric databases; updates case management and other information management systems as required.   Prepares and furnishes authoritative oral and written reports to facilitate investigative, intelligence, prosecution and other functions that support mission requirements. The reports will require the ability to clearly convey the opinions and findings as determined through detailed examinations and analysis   Coordinates routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.   Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.  JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  High school diploma or equivalent required. Must have a minimum of four (4) years of experience working in a forensic laboratory processing materials for latent prints, recovering/visualizing/recording latent impressions, evaluating latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to know fingerprints. Professional certification as a Latent Print Examiner (CLPE) by the International Association of Identification (IAI) is required. Proficiency utilizing FBI-NGI/IAFIS, DoD-ABIS, and/or other automated fingerprint identification system (AFIS) database is desired. Must have professional knowledge of the principles, theories, methods and technical procedures used to  process materials for latent prints, recovery of latent prints, visualizing/recording of latent prints, and examining and comparing latent prints to known fingerprints (or other latent prints) in a forensic laboratory. Must have knowledge of general forensic laboratory case working procedures, quality control and safety procedures; knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories and/or the standards of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD/LAB) Laboratory Accreditation Board. Must be familiar with or have working knowledge of other disciplines within a forensic laboratory to assure that examinations are consistent with accepted protocols and that casework is properly coordinated with other forensic specialties as necessary. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate results of analyses. Must have knowledge of legal procedures and rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and provide effective testimony. Must be able to perform analyses and administrative functions within prescribed parameters set by client facilities regulations, guidelines, and procedures. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.   Visit www.orau.org/careers to apply through the preferred process. If you have any questions please email  ;  ORAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of ORAU to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, age, sex, religion, color, national origin, mental or physical disability, or special disabled or Vietnam era or other eligible veteran status.  Applicants that apply for a position that requires access authorization then ORAU will test for the absence of any illegal drugs as defined in 10 CFR 707.4. ORAU will also conduct a background investigation by the Federal government as required to obtain an access authorization prior to employment, and reinvestigations will be conducted as required.  Applicants that apply for a position that are covered by the Counterintelligence Evaluation Program regulations as defined in 10 CFR 709 may be required to have a  counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination.

Forensic Examiner DNA 1: Reference #: 01376

PURPOSE:  To perform independent routine to moderately complex technical examinations of evidence to include DNA analyses.  Responsible for conducting specialized analytical procedures, conducting examination of evidence, and providing reports.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:   Performs routine to moderately complex analyses, tests, and examinations involving a variety of biological materials.   Conducts assigned examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques.  Participates with senior examiners to decide the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.   Assists in maintaining laboratory instruments are in a state of readiness, supplies are sufficient to support laboratory operations and that all necessary safety precautions and applicable regulations are followed.   Assigned to coordinate routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.   Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.   JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's degree in Biology, Forensic Science, Chemistry or related discipline. Must have four (4) years of experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis on criminal evidence, including blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis; generation of DNA profiles, performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs; comparison of evidence from victims, scenes, or instruments of incidents to evidence from suspects. Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is desired. Experience as Forensic Nuclear DNA Examiner also desired. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.

Forensic Examiner DNA 3: Reference #: 01377

PURPOSE:  To perform independent routine to complex technical examinations of evidence to include DNA analyses.  Responsible for conducting specialized analytical procedures, conducting examination of evidence, and providing reports. Responsible for providing direction and guidance to less experienced DNA examiners.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Performs routine to moderately complex analyses, tests, and examinations involving a variety of biological materials; Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation. Ensures safety precautions and applicable regulations are followed.  Conducts examinations and experiments utilizing well defined methods and a variety of scientific tools, equipment, instrumentation and techniques; Identifies and initiates appropriate steps to solve a variety of analytical problems; Performs transfer of technology, methods development and validation applicable to analysis of evidence; Identifies research requirements to enhance examination methods and coordinates with the client’s and other research components as necessary; Provides guidance to junior examiners regarding the nature and extent of examinations to be conducted on more complex materials and items of evidence.  Prepares and furnishes authoritative oral and written reports to facilitate investigative, intelligence, prosecution and other functions that support mission requirements. The reports will require the ability to clearly convey the opinions and findings as determined through detailed examinations and analysis.  Updates case management and other database systems as required.  Coordinates routine to moderately complex matters related to scope of analyses with other laboratory units, outside agencies, and related entities.  Provides authoritative support to the client and other components within a multi-agency activity.  Participates in liaison and meetings with officials from outside agencies to coordinate cases of mutual interest.  May provide training regarding the analytical process and related functions consistent with the needs of the client.  Presents court testimony regarding examination of evidence as necessary to support mission requirements.   Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.  JOB QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor's degree in Biology, Forensic Science, Chemistry or related discipline. Must have six (6) years of direct experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis on criminal evidence, including blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis; generation of DNA profiles, performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs; comparison of evidence from victims, scenes, or instruments of incidents to evidence from suspects. Must have one (1) year of experience as the lead of a team of DNA analysts. Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is desired. Must have professional knowledge of the principles, theories, methods and technical procedures used to analyze evidence containing biological material for DNA. Must have knowledge of general forensic laboratory case working procedures, quality control and safety procedures; knowledge of ISO quality standards for testing and calibration laboratories and/or the standards of the American Society of Crime Lab Directors (ASCLD/LAB) Laboratory Accreditation Board. Must be familiar with or have working knowledge of other disciplines within a forensic laboratory to assure that examinations are consistent with accepted protocols and that casework is properly coordinated with other forensic specialties as necessary. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to communicate results of analyses. Must have knowledge of legal procedures and rules of evidence to handle evidence appropriately and provide effective testimony. Must be able to perform analyses and administrative functions within prescribed parameters set by client facilities regulations, guidelines, and procedures. Must pass U.S. Government security background investigation and be able to obtain & maintain Secret security clearance. Must pass both a physical and dental examination (as required for OCONUS assignment). Must possess a current U.S. Government issued passport.

Forensic Examiner Firearms & Toolmarks: Reference #: 01378

PURPOSE: To perform all aspects of firearms and tool marks examinations; stays abreast of the latest research to determine the best analytical methods to examine evidence; conducts examinations of highly complex and unique evidence; and composes a variety of reports and scientific papers. Initiates, performs and oversees examinations of a wide-variety of materials using one or more specialized forensic science disciplines.  ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:   Provides forensic analysis of evidence in cases involving multiple submissions where inter-comparison of evidence is necessary.  Coordinates with other internal disciplines and outside government agencies as necessary to facilitate forensic examinations in complex cases Safeguards evidence and maintains chain-of-custody through the use of physical protocols and applicable documentation.   Initiates and performs the full range of analytic procedures in a forensic laboratory and field laboratory or similar settings.  Procedures include examinations to identify and characterize complex evidence and provide findings in a clear and concise manner. Examination process includes the preparation of sample/s, selecting and entering instrument settings, performing scientific analyses, and tabulating results. Coordinates as necessary with outside laboratories and/or other agencies and industry.   Utilizes and modifies as necessary a variety of highly complex scientific equipment and procedures in order to obtain detailed and sometimes obscure characteristics of a wide-variety of unique evidentiary materials. Interprets findings to allow non-scientific end users to incorporate scientific findings into tactical planning and operations, research, and additional analysis.   Using sound scientific principles modifies, adapts and develops standard methods and techniques in order to identify critical characteristics of evidence.  Identifies and initiates appropriate steps to solve a variety of analytical problems. Performs transfer of technology, methods development and validation applicable to analysis of evidence. Identifies research requirements to enhance examination methods and coordinates with the client’s and other research components as necessary. Stays abreast of the latest research/developments in scientific methods to identify possible solutions to complex problems.   Prepares and furnishes authoritative oral and written reports to facilitate investigative, intelligence, prosecution and other functions that support mission requirements. The reports will require the ability to clearly convey the opinions and findings as determined through detailed examinations and analysis.  Updates case management, image reference databases(e.g. IBIS, NBIN), and other information management systems as required .   Provides authoritative support to the client and other components within a multi-agency activity.  Participates in liaison and meetings with officials from outside agencies to coordinate cases of mutual interest.  May provide training regarding the analytical process and related functions consistent with the needs of the client.     Presents court testimony regarding examination of evidence as necessary to support mission requirements.   Travel: OCONUS deployment to Afghanistan required on rotational basis.

Posted 06/04/17


Genetic Identity Production Scientist 2/3

As a Production Scientist on our Genetic Identity Bulk Production Team, you will be manufacturing reagents for distribution to our customers.  Individuals in this position are responsible for maintaining reagent inventory of both legacy and new products and participating in various process improvement and technical support projects.

Successful candidates will have: BS degree, or equivalent, in scientific discipline with 6+ years postgraduate lab experience. Experience as a Forensic or DNA Analyst. Experience with PCR with a proven ability to follow contamination controls. Perform assays to assure that products meet existing requirements for purity, activity and functionality.Significant experience 5 – 10+ years with production equipment, biochemical separations, compounding, and testing methods. Proven technical skills and documented ability and effectiveness in carrying out the essential duties of this position. Experience with manufacturing processes and working knowledge of highly regulated environments such as ISO13485 and cGMP. Proficient computer skills for the collection and analysis of experimental data.

Please follow the link to apply - https://careers-promega.icims.com/jobs/1572/production-scientist-3/job.  Only applications received through our website will be considered.

Posted 05/18/17


County of Los Angeles
Criminalist
Salary: $5,492.64 - $6,823.36 Monthly, $65,911.68 - $81,880.32 Annually

Performs physical and chemical analyses required in forensic investigations.  Positions allocable to this entry level class typically report to a Supervising Criminalist and work under close supervision and guidance in each section of a forensic science or criminalistics laboratory, receiving work of a progressively responsible nature and of broadening scope as capability develops and complete familiarity with all phases of laboratory analysicharacterized by their participation in an extensive, mandatory in-service training program designed to teach the techniques and procedures used in forensic science or criminalistic laboratories and through on-the-job training, prepare incumbents for higher level criminalistic positions. Incumbents are required to respond to crime scenes at any time during their assigned shift, as well as during off duty hours, and will be required to testify in court regarding their analyses. s is gained. Incumbents in this class are characterized by their participation in an extensive, mandatory in-service training program designed to teach the techniques and procedures used in forensic science or criminalistic laboratories and through on-the-job training, prepare incumbents for higher level criminalistic positions. Incumbents are required to respond to crime scenes at any time during their assigned shift, as well as during off duty hours, and will be required to testify in court regarding their analyses.

Requirements
A Bachelor's degree* from an accredited college with specialization in criminalistics, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a closely related scientific field, including at least eight semester hours of general chemistry and three semester hours of quantitative analysis.

Applications
Please visit http://hr.lacounty.gov and reference Position #R4333C CRIMINALIST.

Department Contact Name: Olga Arteaga; Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-2936; Department Contact Email:

Posted 03/13/17


The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI): Forensic Biologist (Crime Lab Scientist)
https://gbi.georgia.gov/employment-opportunities

Responsibilities
Under supervision perform analytical procedures related to DNA analysis of biological samples for the GBI Crime Lab. Performs DNA analyses of physiological fluids for the purpose of identification and individualization. The type of material typically examined includes, but is not limited to semen and saliva collected at crime scenes or from articles of physical evidence.

Qualifications 
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university w/a major in biology or chemistry that included the successful completion of 40 semester hours (or 60 quarter hours) of related major course work. Major course work must include the successful completion of nine cumulative semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) in the following required subject areas:  Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology.

Application
To apply applicants must submit: (2) State of Georgia applications and (2) copies of college transcripts (unofficial or official are accepted) to: Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Attn: Office of Human Resources, P.O. Box 370808, Decatur, GA 30037-0808.

Posted 03/08/17


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