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Forensic Investigation Center, Albany, NY 12226 Albany County
Director of Biological Sciences
Starting Salary: $108,287 or above, commensurate with experience

Supervise forensic staff to provide forensic DNA identity testing to criminal investigations and to develop DNA identity profiles from convicted offenders' specimens submitted to the DNA Identification Index.  Maintenance and day-to-day operation of a repository of DNA records generated by state DNA case work laboratories and Data Bank. Ensure that all policies and the operation of the State DNA index, meet approval by the Division of Criminal Justice Services and the NYS Commission on Forensic Sciences as well as conform to National DNA Index System Guidelines.

Supervise performance of Serology, who is responsible for the appropriate handling, preservation and preliminary analysis of evidence submitted in conjunction with rapes and homicides.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral Degree in Biological or Forensic Science. AND Five years’ experience as a supervisor or technical leader/manager in an accredited forensic DNA identification laboratory. OR A Masters Degree in Biological or Forensic Science AND fifteen years’ total experience in an accredited forensic DNA identification laboratory AND five years’ experience as a supervisor or technical leader/manager in that setting.

Closing date: February 20, 2015

See complete job posting at: https://www.troopers.ny.gov/Employment/Civilian_Employment/view.cfm?ID=b9fb3f3d-8d94-46d9-ab48-34527e01cb6f

Posted: 01/22/15


New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services
Latent Print Laboratory Director

For information and to apply visit https://www.statejobsny.com/public/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=18448.

Posted: 01/20/15


Massachusetts State Police Crime Laboratory
Forensic Chemistry Section - Toxicology

The posting is for a Forensic Scientist I position within our Postmortem Toxicology Unit at our Maynard facility. The laboratory is located approximately 20 miles west of Boston. For further information and/or to apply please visit click on the link.

Closing date: January 28, 2015.

Posted: 01/15/15


New York City Police Department
Quality Assurance Manager, Latent Print Section

The duties and responsibilities of this position include directing and overseeing a staff of highly skilled scientific professionals responsible for implementing the Latent Print Section's Quality Assurance Program and evaluating and monitoring the results. Specific duties include: coordinating the Latent Print Section's ASCLD/LAB accreditation efforts; reviewing, evaluating and recommending changes to ensure ongoing compliance with ASCLD/LAB accreditation requirements; administering the Proficiency testing on an annual and/or semi-annual basis; and overseeing the procurement of tests from outside vendors and the design of in-house proficiency tests, and evaluating the results. The results of these proficiency tests will be reported to the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) and the New York State Commission on Forensic Science to ensure compliance with NYPD standard operating procedures, ASCLD/LAB and NYSCOFS accreditation standards, once accreditation is achieved.

To apply for consideration, please 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 .  All applicants will be subject to fingerprinting and background investigation.

Posted: 01/08/15


New York City Police Department
Quality Assurance Manager, Crime Scene Unit

The duties and responsibilities of this position include directing and overseeing a staff of highly skilled scientific professionals responsible for implementing the Crime Scene Unit's Quality Assurance Program and evaluating and monitoring the results. Specific duties include: coordinating the Crime Scene Unit's ASCLD/LAB accreditation efforts; reviewing, evaluating and recommending changes to ensure ongoing compliance with ASCLD/LAB accreditation requirements; administering the Proficiency testing on an annual and/or semi-annual basis; conducting technical reviews of casework, the maintenance of reagents, screening tests and reference standards, and maintaining and calibrating equipment and materials; and overseeing the procurement of tests from outside vendors and the design of in-house tests when no commercially available proficiency test exists and evaluates the results. This position will be responsible for developing and monitoring quality control programs, protocols and procedures which will enable the Crime Scene Unit to meet desired quality standards; initiating internal audits annually to ensure an adequate review of the management system and accreditation standards; ensuring non-conformances are properly documented and corrected and corrective actions are properly initiated, investigated and evaluated; ensuring that traceability requirements are met for standards, control and reagents, when required; and conducting observations of crime scene investigations to verify continuing compliance with policies and procedures. This position will also be responsible for selecting, training and evaluating system auditors who perform periodic audits within the Crime Scene Unit, and ensuring that the auditors are trained in all aspects of the scientific procedures and documentation requirements to maintain accreditation; overseeing the maintenance of training, certification, and examination records of the Crime Scene Unit's personnel and ensuring that they meet ASCLD/LAB standards for curriculum, competency, and proficiency. Additional duties include providing recommendations to the Commanding Officer, Forensic Investigations Division and the Commanding Officer, Crime Scene Unit regarding the development, formulation and implementation of programs, policies and procedures to improve the quality of training and enhance the skills of Crime Scene Unit personnel.

Qualification Requirements
A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college with specialization in criminalistics, forensic science, chemistry, biology, physics, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a closely related scientific or engineering field, and six (6) years of full-time professional experience working in the area of crime scene investigation, three (3) years of which must have been in a managerial, supervisory, or administrative capacity performing significant managerial or supervisory duties in an ASCLD/LAB ISO accredited Crime Scene Unit. Successful completion of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) International Organization of Standardization and International Electro-technical Commission (ISA/IEC) 17025 assessors training is preferred.

To apply for consideration, please 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 .  All applicants will be subject to fingerprinting and background investigation.

Posted: 01/08/15


Forensic Investigation Center, Albany, NY 12226 Albany County
Supervisor Forensic Services – Firearms
Starting Salary: $75,243

Supervisors Forensic Services are responsible for the administration of technical and scientific functions of all forensic analysis in the discipline of firearms examination including supervision of testing procedures and reports of findings; technical problem solving and analytical methods; oversight of training, quality assurance, safety and proficiency testing.

Duties
Responsible for supervision of a team of Firearms Examiners and Senior Laboratory Technicians. Provides overall section case management and serves as a resource person for criminal justice personnel. Performs forensic analyses of firearms.

Minimum Qualifications
A Master's Degree in a Natural Physical or Forensic Science, Administration (e.g. Public Administration, Business Administration or Criminal Justice) or Computer Science; AND Have a minimum of four (4) years satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Firearms Examiner or its equivalent in another laboratory. OR Fifteen (15) years of experience in the analysis of firearms and tool marks may be considered as a substitute for a Master's Degree. Preference will be given to candidates who are qualified and or experienced firearms examiners.

Closing: January 15, 2015

See full posting and preferences at: http://www.troopers.ny.gov/Employment/Civilian_Employment/view.cfm?ID=622ccfa0-8102-4e07-b8bb-d7494ab21bed

Posted: 12/17/14


Southern Tier Satellite Crime Laboratory, Port Crane, NY Broome County
Supervisor Forensic Services
Starting Salary: $75,243.00

The Supervisor Forensic Services is responsible for administration of technical and scientific functions of all forensic analysis performed at the Southern Tier Laboratory, including supervision of testing procedures, reports of findings, technical problem solving, analytical methods, oversight of training, quality assurance, safety and proficiency testing.

Duties
Technical, scientific and administrative supervision of the Southern-Tier Satellite Crime Laboratory, including a team of Drug Chemists, Evidence and Admin staff, in forensic laboratory procedures and the preparation of reports of forensic findings.

Minimum Qualifications
A Master's Degree in a Natural or Physical Science, Administration (e.g. Public Administration, Business Administration or Criminal Justice) or Computer Science; AND Have a minimum of four (4) years satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist in the Drug Chemistry section or its equivalent in another laboratory. OR Fifteen (15) years of satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist or its equivalent in another laboratory may be considered as a substitute for a Master's Degree.

Closing: January 15, 2015

Complete job posting at: http://www.troopers.ny.gov/Employment/Civilian_Employment/view.cfm?ID=b5961167-d9ff-4f2c-9a8e-dab8aa3d3cf2 

Posted: 12/17/14


Mid-Hudson Satellite Crime Laboratory, Newburgh, NY Orange County
Supervisor Forensic Services
Starting Salary: $75,243.00

The Supervisor Forensic Services is responsible for administration of technical and scientific functions of all forensic analysis performed at the Mid-Hudson Satellite Crime Laboratory, including supervision of testing procedures, reports of findings, technical problem solving, analytical methods, oversight of training, quality assurance, safety and proficiency testing.

Duties
Technical, scientific and administrative supervision of the Mid-Hudson Satellite Crime Laboratory, including a team of Drug Chemists, and administrative oversight of other sections including Toxicology, Evidence and Admin staff, in forensic laboratory procedures and the preparation of reports of forensic findings.

Minimum Qualifications
A Master's Degree in a Natural or Physical Science, Administration (e.g. Public Administration, Business Administration or Criminal Justice) or Computer Science;
AND Have a minimum of four (4) years satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist in the Drug Chemistry section or its equivalent in another laboratory.
OR Fifteen (15) years of satisfactory experience performing the duties of a Forensic Scientist or its equivalent in another laboratory may be considered as a substitute for a Master's Degree.

Closing: January 15, 2015

Complete job posting at: http://www.troopers.ny.gov/Employment/Civilian_Employment/view.cfm?ID=1f809e49-d35f-4345-b01b-b1a937572bef

Posted: 12/17/14


Department of Forensic Science at Virginia Commonwealth University
Forensic Scientist

The Department of Forensic Science at VCU seeks a term or tenure-track Forensic Scientist with expertise in forensic pattern or impression evidence analysis in any of the following areas: firearms/toolmark analysis, fingerprint and impressions and other pattern evidence specialties. Tenure eligible candidates are expected to establish a research agenda with clear potential for external funding and scholarship. All candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and complement/expand the existing expertise in the Department. Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching is required. Professional experience in a casework or academic forensic laboratory is preferred.

VCU seeks culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Candidate must have experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty and student environment or commitment to do so. VCU's Forensic Science programs are fully accredited by FEPAC. The Department shares a close collaboration with the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.

Consideration of application materials will begin January 15, 2015 until the position is filled. Expected start date: August 16, 2015. For application information: https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/40889.

Posted: 11/25/14


Wisconsin Department of Justice/Crime Laboratory System, Madison & Milwaukee, WI
Toxicologist Senior

The Wisconsin Department of Justice/Crime Laboratory System is recruiting to fill Senior level forensic Toxicologist positions for the Madison and Milwaukee Crime Laboratories. Our Department's Crime Laboratory System is accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board and strives to provide the criminal justice system with the highest quality technical assistance in the investigation of criminal matters. This technical assistance involves the recognition, recovery, analysis and proper packaging of physical evidence; preparation of technical reports of the analyses; and, competent court testimony. Laboratory staff can also be involved in the training of law enforcement officers regarding evidence handling procedures and crime scene processing. Our laboratory system is determined to maintain high proficiency in current scientific methods and to use new technologies to improve the value of our forensic work.

To Apply follow the link: http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=79456&jobid=78970&org=455&class=42802&index=true.

Posted: 11/24/14


Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Laboratory Bureau, Madison, WI
Forensic Scientist Supervisor

The Wisconsin Department of Justice Crime Laboratory Bureau is recruiting for a Forensic Scientist Supervisor position. This position is located at our Madison Crime Laboratory. Positions allocated to this level act as mid-level supervisors in the State Crime Laboratories. They supervise one or more technical units, assist the laboratory site manager with certain administrative needs and oversee laboratory wide programs. They are supervised by the laboratory site manager.

To Apply please visit the following link: http://wisc.jobs/public/job_view.asp?annoid=79458&jobid=78972&org=455&class=67220&index=true.

Posted: 11/24/14


Calloway Laboratories, Inc. - Woburn, MA
Certifying Scientist

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.

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: 11/10/14


The Department of Chemistry, Western Illinois University (WIU)
Tenure-track faculty position in Forensic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry, Western Illinois University (WIU), invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Chemistry. A Ph.D., preferably in an area with application to Forensic Analytical Chemistry, is required for tenure track status. Teaching responsibilities include upper division forensic chemistry and graduate level forensic analytical chemistry courses, general chemistry, and other courses as appropriate to the incumbent's area of specialization. The successful applicant will also be expected to mentor undergraduate and graduate (M.S.) research students within our chemistry/biochemistry/pharmacy, and forensic chemistry programs. WIU is a comprehensive public university. Starting date: August, 2015.

Review begins January 15, 2014 and continues until the position is filled. To apply, please see http://goo.gl/exRAZA.

For more information about the Department of Chemistry at Western Illinois University please see http://www.wiu.edu/chemistry/.

Posted: 11/7/14


University of Central Florida
Forensic Science Professor

The Chemistry Department and the National Center for Forensic Science at the University of Central Florida anticipate hiring a 9-month, tenure-track assistant, associate or full professor in Forensic Science, effective Fall 2015. A candidate hired at the assistant professor level will be expected to develop an externally funded, nationally competitive research program. State-of-the art laboratory space and a competitive startup package can be expected. A successful candidate at any level will contribute to teaching in both the undergraduate and graduate programs.

A Ph.D. in Chemistry or an appropriately related field from an accredited institution, at least one year of postdoctoral research or equivalent experience, and a demonstrated track record of research productivity in forensic science. Candidates for appointment as associate or full professor will exhibit a track record of competitive funding for forensic science research. Specialization in forensic toxicology is of specific interest; however, applications in all areas of forensic science are welcome.

Applicants must apply online at https://www.jobswithucf.com and submit: a letter of application; curriculum vita (CV); description of research plans, teaching philosophy and interests; and the names of at least three (3) references. Please arrange to have three (3) letters of reference sent to , and indicate in the subject line "Forensic Science Search." Questions regarding this search can be directed to Dr. Cherie Yestrebsky at or Dr. Jack Ballantyne at .

For more information visit https://www.jobswithucf.com/postings/40084.

Posted: 10/31/14


Virginia Commonwealth University – VCU
Forensic Molecular Biologist

The Department of Forensic Science at Virginia Commonwealth University seeks a tenure-track Forensic Molecular Biologist at the rank of Assistant Professor. The qualified candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level forensic biology and general forensic sciences. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in biology, molecular biology, or related discipline. Candidates must have an established research agenda and potential for external funding. Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching is required. Professional experience in a casework or academic forensic laboratory setting and specialization in mRNA and/or trace DNA is preferred.

VCU seeks a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. Candidate must have experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty and student environment or commitment to do so. VCU's Forensic Science programs are fully accredited by FEPAC. The Department shares a close collaboration with the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.

Consideration of application materials will begin January 15, 2015 until the position is filled. The expected start date is August 16, 2015. For application information, see https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/.

Posted: 10/24/14


West Chester University of Pennsylvania Department of Chemistry
Toxicologist, Tenure-track Assistant Professor search, Fall 2015

The West Chester University of Pennsylvania Department of Chemistry seeks a Forensic Toxicologist with a Ph.D. in chemistry at the tenure-track Assistant Professor level beginning Fall of 2015. A Ph.D. in Toxicology, with a strong background in chemistry, will also be considered. Candidates will have demonstrated a strong background in chemistry and in forensic or analytical toxicology either through academic training or research. Applicants will submit a letter of interest, CV, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests to the WCU NeoGov system (agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/) by December 1, 2014 for initial consideration. If necessary, potential candidates will be phone interviewed. Selected candidates will be invited to the Department where they will interview with the Chemistry Faculty and CAS Dean. Candidates selected for in-person interviews must demonstrate their teaching skills by giving a complete lecture on a specified topic in a current Toxicology class, and to also give a research seminar to the Department. Only those candidates whose demonstrated teaching skills meet department standards will to be considered as Finalists.

Responsibilities will include strongly interacting with our FEPAC-accredited BS in Forensic and Toxicological Chemistry degree program (F&TC), teaching Toxicology and advising F&TC students, developing a robust research program in Forensic Chemistry or Toxicology, and serving the University and community. The successful Finalist will also support our general programs by teaching Organic Chemistry lecture and lab, and other courses as appropriate.

The filling of this position is contingent upon available funding. All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment criminal background checks. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU's educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence.

For questions, contact Tim Starn, Professor of Chemistry, at .

Posted: 10/24/14


 

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