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Promega Corporation, Madison, WI
Technical Support and Training Specialist – Forensics/Genetic Identity

Promega Corporation is seeking a technically savvy, customer focused individual to join our growing global Genetic Identity (GI) team as a Technical Support and Training Specialist. This individual functions as the technical representative for our GI Sales, Marketing and Technical Services team as well as external customers. The position will be responsible for handling activities related to product support; speaking at various customer sites and forensic science conferences worldwide; and providing hands-on and classroom training to our GI customers and internal staff.

Candidates must have: Inherent curiosity and sincere interest in helping crime labs around the globe improve and advance the technology used for human identification via DNA; Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology or equivalent area of study; 5+ years experience working in a forensic DNA laboratory and training others in the lab; Experience with DNA extraction, qPCR and STR analysis with the ability to troubleshoot and train others on their use; Excellent communication and listening skills, verbal & written; Proven presentation skills for large and small audiences; Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills; Willingness to travel approximately 30% of the time (domestic and globally); and The ability to effectively develop trust, respect, and cooperation across all areas of the organization and staff levels and the ability to participate in cross-functional teams.

Click on the link https://careers-promega.icims.com/jobs/1063/technical-support-%26-training-specialist/job to apply for this position. Only applications through our website will be considered for this position. 

Posted: 07/01/15


Massachusetts Dept. of State Police, Maynard Massachusetts
Forensic Scientist I - DNA Unit
Salary: $50,650.34 Annually
Number Of Vacancies: 2
Posting ID: J48217

Duties
Complete comprehensive training in current methods and techniques used to conduct chemical and biological laboratory or on-site tests including, but not limited to, analyzing biological specimens and organic and inorganic substances; preparing solutions to be used in testing; and operating laboratory equipment. Develop proficiency in applying established protocols and procedures to determine the presence of alcohol, drugs, poisons, heavy metals, biological fluids (i.e. blood, semen, saliva, urine, and feces) as well as chemical and trace materials such as gunshot residues, hairs, fibers, paint and glass by examining clothes, weapons, sexual assault kits, and analyzing explosives/ignitable liquids to prepare reports on laboratory tests and to inform law enforcement and other authorized personnel of results. Engage in practical application of learned methods and procedures for performing on-site scene processing to properly document, collect and transport evidence to the laboratory for further analysis and to analyze chemical and biological samples for the purpose of yielding probative results.  Provide testimony as an expert and/or material witness in court and/or at formal judicial hearings in order to defend the findings of a test examination or analysis, provide opinions on test results/examinations, demonstrate scientific procedures, and to explain test procedures and other job-related functions. Follow formal instruction to provide technical advice and/or assistance by telephone, at on-site scenes or in laboratory settings to police and/or fire or legal personnel on immediate measures to be taken in obtaining and handling physical evidence. Confer with investigators regarding facts and suspicions pertaining to cases to determine the types of tests to be performed. Reinforce practices for maintaining the chain of custody for all evidence handled by adhering to laboratory protocols for requesting, receiving, packaging, returning and documenting contact with case-related items and materials. Calibrate laboratory equipment by following documented procedures and laboratory protocols for ensuring that equipment is functioning within the operating parameters set for achieving valid test results and analytical outcomes. Adhere to quality assurance measures and accreditation standards as mandated by all applicable rules, policies, protocols and procedures. Undergo periodic reviews to affirm that training benchmarks are being met and to satisfactorily complete all proficiency and competency tests required to successfully complete the training program. Conduct extraction of samples containing DNA and prepare reports including the interpretation of these extractions in order to inform law enforcement and other authorized personnel of results.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences, including Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Forensic Science, Pharmacology or Physics and (A) must successfully complete on-the-job training to attain full competence as a forensic analyst in a designated forensic science specialization within one year of the date of hire.

View this job at https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J48217&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&companyId=86

Application Deadline: 07-03-2015

Posted: 06/23/15


Massachusetts Dept. of State Police, Springfield, Massachusetts
Forensic Scientist I - Drug Unit
Salary: $50,650.34 Annually
Number Of Vacancies: 1
Posting ID: J48147

Duties
Complete comprehensive training in current methods and techniques used to conduct chemical and biological laboratory or on-site tests including, but not limited to, analyzing biological specimens and organic and inorganic substances; preparing solutions to be used in testing; and operating laboratory equipment. Develop proficiency in applying established protocols and procedures to determine the presence of alcohol, drugs, poisons, heavy metals, biological fluids (i.e. blood, semen, saliva, urine, and feces) as well as chemical and trace materials such as gunshot residues, hairs, fibers, paint and glass by examining clothes, weapons, sexual assault kits, and analyzing explosives/ignitable liquids to prepare reports on laboratory tests and to inform law enforcement and other authorized personnel of results. Engage in practical application of learned methods and procedures for performing on-site scene processing to properly document, collect and transport evidence to the laboratory for further analysis and to analyze chemical and biological samples for the purpose of yielding probative results.  Provide testimony as an expert and/or material witness in court and/or at formal judicial hearings in order to defend the findings of a test examination or analysis, provide opinions on test results/examinations, demonstrate scientific procedures, and to explain test procedures and other job-related functions. Follow formal instruction to provide technical advice and/or assistance by telephone, at on-site scenes or in laboratory settings to police and/or fire or legal personnel on immediate measures to be taken in obtaining and handling physical evidence. Confer with investigators regarding facts and suspicions pertaining to cases to determine the types of tests to be performed. Reinforce practices for maintaining the chain of custody for all evidence handled by adhering to laboratory protocols for requesting, receiving, packaging, returning and documenting contact with case-related items and materials. Calibrate laboratory equipment by following documented procedures and laboratory protocols for ensuring that equipment is functioning within the operating parameters set for achieving valid test results and analytical outcomes. Adhere to quality assurance measures and accreditation standards as mandated by all applicable rules, policies, protocols and procedures. Undergo periodic reviews to affirm that training benchmarks are being met and to satisfactorily complete all proficiency and competency tests required to successfully complete the training program.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences, including Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Forensic Science, Pharmacology or Physics and (A) must successfully complete on-the-job training to attain full competence as a forensic analyst in a designated forensic science specialization within one year of the date of hire.

View this job at https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J48147&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&companyId=86

Application Deadline: 07-17-2015

Posted: 06/23/15


Massachusetts Dept. of State Police, Maynard, Massachusetts
Forensic Scientist I - Postmortem Toxicology
Salary Range: $50,650.34 Annually
Number Of Vacancies: 1
Posting ID: J48336

Duties
Complete comprehensive training in current methods and techniques used to conduct chemical and biological laboratory or on-site tests including, but not limited to, analyzing biological specimens and organic and inorganic substances; preparing solutions to be used in testing; and operating laboratory equipment. Develop proficiency in applying established protocols and procedures to determine the presence of alcohol, drugs, poisons, heavy metals, biological fluids (i.e. blood, semen, saliva, urine, and feces) as well as chemical and trace materials such as gunshot residues, hairs, fibers, paint and glass by examining clothes, weapons, sexual assault kits, and analyzing explosives/ignitable liquids to prepare reports on laboratory tests and to inform law enforcement and other authorized personnel of results. Engage in practical application of learned methods and procedures for performing on-site scene processing to properly document, collect and transport evidence to the laboratory for further analysis and to analyze chemical and biological samples for the purpose of yielding probative results.  Provide testimony as an expert and/or material witness in court and/or at formal judicial hearings in order to defend the findings of a test examination or analysis, provide opinions on test results/examinations, demonstrate scientific procedures, and to explain test procedures and other job-related functions. Follow formal instruction to provide technical advice and/or assistance by telephone, at on-site scenes or in laboratory settings to police and/or fire or legal personnel on immediate measures to be taken in obtaining and handling physical evidence. Confer with investigators regarding facts and suspicions pertaining to cases to determine the types of tests to be performed. Reinforce practices for maintaining the chain of custody for all evidence handled by adhering to laboratory protocols for requesting, receiving, packaging, returning and documenting contact with case-related items and materials. Calibrate laboratory equipment by following documented procedures and laboratory protocols for ensuring that equipment is functioning within the operating parameters set for achieving valid test results and analytical outcomes. Adhere to quality assurance measures and accreditation standards as mandated by all applicable rules, policies, protocols and procedures. Undergo periodic reviews to affirm that training benchmarks are being met and to satisfactorily complete all proficiency and competency tests required to successfully complete the training program.

Qualifications
Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in the natural sciences, including Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Forensic Science, Pharmacology or Physics and (A) must successfully complete on-the-job training to attain full competence as a forensic analyst in a designated forensic science specialization within one year of the date of hire.

View this job at 
https://jobs.hrd.state.ma.us/recruit/public/31100001/job/job_view.do?postingId=J48336&code=search.public&federalStimulus=no&companyId=86

Application Deadline: 07-17-2015

Posted: 06/23/15


 

 

GA Bureau of Investigation, Macon, GA
Division of Forensic Science/Central Medical Examiner’s Office
Death Investigation Specialist (DIS) 1

Duties and Responsibilities
Under direct supervision, respond to requests for autopsies from authorized requesters as defined by the Georgia Death Investigation Act. Communicate and coordinate with the Medical Examiners, family members, employers, witnesses, and law enforcement personnel, hospital staff, and other fields. Responds to death scenes or body location when requested. Inspects and documents by means of notes and photography the appearance and condition of the locale setting, body and other pertinent objects on or near the body. Obtain ante mortem dental and/or medical records necessary in the positive identification of human remains. Obtain pertinent past and present medical, social, family and other history from persons and sources associated with the decedent, including family, physicians, hospitals, co-workers, employers, and law enforcement agencies. Preserve the chain of custody when submitting evidence to the crime lab. Initiates and assists with necessary follow-up investigations and communications with appropriate law enforcement agencies and legal entities.

DIS also assists the Medical Examiners with preliminary external examination of the body as appropriate with reference to identification of findings and factors related to time, place, manner, and cause of death; and with reference to routine physical characteristics documentation and identity. Obtain x-rays on decedents prior to autopsies. Eviscerate body cavities, collect biological specimens, and properly return organs to the body cavity after examination and suture and prepare bodies for release. Other duties may be required and assigned. Acts as official representative of the Medical Examiner’s Office, as appropriate, to conferences with other agencies, trainings and specialized committees/boards. This is the entry/training level of the Death Investigation Specialist job series. Incumbents at this level may require additional training or experience to gain full proficiency in some or all of the job responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications
Completion of an Associate degree from an accredited college or university in mortuary science, health science, criminal justice, or a related field. OR Two (2) years as a practitioner in a morgue/mortuary, medical, or criminal justice setting or a related field.

Condition(s) of Employment
Selected candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the business and work any shift assigned, which may require working nights, weekends, and/or holidays. Selected candidate must also be available to receive and respond to telephone inquiries from home, while acting in an on-call status.

Application
Applicants Must Submit: (2) State Of Georgia Applications to: Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Attn: Office of Human Resources, P. O. Box 370808, Decatur, GA 30037-0808.  For more information visit: http://gbi.georgia.gov/gbi-vacancies

Posted: 05/21/15


GA Bureau of Investigation, Decatur, GA
Associate Medical Examiner (Forensic Pathologist), Division of Forensic Sciences

Duties and Responsibilities
Under minimal supervision, the Associate Medical Examiner performs medico legal autopsies under the provisions of the Georgia Death Investigation Act; generates examination reports for dissemination in a timely and efficient manner; provides expert courtroom and deposition testimony in judicial proceedings; occasionally attends death scenes if necessary; and consults with law enforcement agencies and attorneys who work within the criminal system. The Associate Medical Examiner may perform other duties as directed by the Chief Medical Examiner.

Minumum Qualifications
Medical Doctor licensed to practice medicine in the state of Georgia or the ability to obtain Georgia licensure as required by state law 
AND Successful completion of an Anatomic Pathology residency and Forensic Pathology fellowship from an accredited institution AND Eligible for certification by the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic Pathology and Forensic Pathology OR Anatomic Pathology, Clinical Pathology, and Forensic Pathology.

To Apply
Applicants must submit: (2) State of Georgia Applications to: Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Attn: Office of Human Resources, P. O. Box 370808, Decatur, GA 30037-0808. For more information visit: http://gbi.georgia.gov/gbi-vacancies

Posted: 05/08/15


New York City Police Department
Quality Assurance Manager - Police Laboratory

The Quality Assurance Manager in the Police Laboratory is responsible for directing and overseeing the activities of a staff of highly skilled scientific professionals who implement the Laboratory’s quality assurance programs and quality control programs including, but not limited to, the proficiency testing program.  In order to view the complete job description and qualification requirements for this position, visit aafs.org and search current job openings for “Quality Assurance Manager - Police Laboratory.”

Submit resume and cover letter to: Administrative Staff Analyst Maria Acevedo, New York City Police Department, Employment Section, Room 1014, One Police Plaza, New York, NY, 10038 Or email . 

Posted: 05/06/15


New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Laboratory Accreditation Specialist 2 (LAS 2)

The LAS 2 will assist the Director and Supervisor of Forensic Laboratory Accreditation Programs in enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of public forensic laboratories in New York State.  This involves maintaining a program of accreditation for these laboratories as well as assisting in efforts to enhance their quality assurance (QA) practices and providing training.  It also includes facilitating statewide efforts to combat backlogs and promote uniformity in test methodologies and standardization of laboratory methods and reporting.  The successful candidate will be expected to travel approximately 5% of the time and supervise scientific and support staff.

The qualifications and details on applying can be viewed by visiting the following link: https://www.statejobsny.com/employees/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=20488

Posted: 04/20/15


Calloway Laboratories, Inc. - Woburn, MA
Certifying Scientist
Hours: Sunday – Thursday 2:00p-10:30p

Calloway Laboratories, Inc. is a national independent clinical toxicology laboratory accredited under the College of American Pathologists and the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments, dedicated to innovation and excellence in laboratory testing. We aspire to provide the best laboratory testing services with the highest standards of professionalism.

Qualified candidates send resumes to .  All responses must include "Certifying Scientist" in subject line for consideration.

Position Summary
The Certifying Scientist (CS) is a scientist who operates in a multidisciplinary environment in which skills and knowledge in a variety of subject areas relating to drug and alcohol testing are required. The primary responsibilities of the CS are to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the drug testing process and to subsequently evaluate these test results before the release of the test reports to physicians or other health care professionals. In addition, the CS routinely interacts via telephone or e-mail with these same health care professionals, and the field regarding test methods, drug metabolism and excretion, and report interpretation.

Responsibilities
Review and report both positive and negative initial drug screening data from the laboratory, and release results into the Laboratory Information System (LIS). Review subsequent drug confirmation data from the laboratory, compare with the initial screening data for accuracy, and release results into the LIS. Initiate any corrective action in the laboratory on testing data that has been reviewed and found to be incomplete or inconclusive. Provide detailed customer consultation for physicians and other health care professionals in regards to drug testing methods, drug metabolism and excretion, report interpretation, or ordering additional testing. Interact with other departments, such as Sales, Customer Service and Information Technology to improve process or communicate issues effectively for immediate resolution. Performs other related duties as required and assigned consistent with the level of this position.

Requirements
Pham D preferred, Doctorate or Master's Degree in a chemical, physical, biological or clinical laboratory science or medical technology plus two or more years of laboratory training or experience in toxicology or forensic drug testing, or Bachelor's Degree in one of the above designated fields of study plus four or more years of appropriate training in toxicology or forensic drug testing. Demonstrated knowledge of drug abuse disorders and knowledge in the pharmacology and toxicology of legally prescribed and illegal drugs. Technically proficient with drug screening and drug confirmation using methodologies such as EMIT, ELISA, GC/MS and LC/MS/MS, and the report data generated by these testing instruments. Demonstrated attention to detail, critical decision making experience, superior customer service and communication skills, ability to teach and instruct customers and employees on all aspects of drug testing laboratory procedures.

Posted: 04/16/15


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