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Syracuse University, New York
Executive Director

The Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) at Syracuse University seeks an experienced, enthusiastic Forensic Scientist for a newly created Executive Director position. This full-time position will be based in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. This position will be vital in FNSSI's continued initiative to provide a sustainable growth plan for the Institute and its graduate programs. This innovative FNSS program is based on FNSSI's cutting-edge and funded research and teaching models. Syracuse University is unique among its peer institutions in providing basic and applied FNSS research that will lead the country and world in the application of science to strengthening justice and security. The Executive Director will oversee administrative operations of the FNSSI, including coordination with other entities within and outside the university, including federal, state, and local government agencies; promotion of the program; and supervision of quality management activities. The Executive Director will also be working closely with the Director of Curriculum, including teaching, advising, and career counseling/placement.

For full consideration, candidates must complete an online application and electronically attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching and a vision statement, and arrange three professional references to be submitted. To apply, go to www.sujobopps.com (job #072330). Review of applications will start on February 26, 2016. Please direct questions to Professor Kevin S. Sweder (). The search committee is especially interested in candidates whose previous work experience has prepared them to contribute to the University's commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Syracuse University is an ADVANCE institution and an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/4j4rbccxkm.

Posted: 02/02/16


Long Island University, Brookville, NY
Assistant Professor

The LIU Post Department of Chemistry offers BA and BS programs in Chemistry and a BS program in Forensic Science. We also offer several minors in chemistry and forensic science. The department also teaches courses for allied health profession majors. We are seeking to fill a tenure track position for Assistant Professor with background in biochemistry and training in forensic science.

Applicants must have an earned doctorate in chemistry/ biochemistry, but strong ABD candidates may be considered. Preferred experience includes college-level teaching ability and work in a forensic laboratory or research expertise. Faculty position slated to begin September 1, 2016. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate biochemistry lectures and laboratories (with the possibility of teaching some organic and general chemistry laboratories as well), engagement in department activities and events, committee work, research and scholarly activities.

To Apply
Application process to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Nancy Peters, Chair, Chemistry Department, LIU Post, 720 Northern Boulevard, Brookville, NY 11548.  Final deadline for all application materials: March 15, 2016.  Anticipated interview dates for position on-campus: March – April 2016.

Posted: 02/02/16



Division of Forensic Sciences (DOFS) / Toxicology, GBI Headquarters, Decatur, Georgia
Crime Lab Scientist (Toxicologist) – 5 positions
Annual Salary: $44,000/yr. (CLS Trainee)

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is seeking qualified applicants to fill five (5) Crime Lab Scientist vacancies at the GBI Headquarters Laboratory located in Decatur, GA. These positions will be contingent upon final approval of funding by the GA legislature and Governor. The anticipated start date for these positions isJuly 1, 2016.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under immediate supervision train to perform analytical procedures related to blood, urine, stomach contents and tissues to establish whether traces of alcohol, drugs or poisons are present, and if so, in what quantity for the GBI Crime Lab.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from an accredited college or university, which included the successful completion of at least 40 semester (or 60 quarter) hours of chemistry coursework. ORA Forensic Science degree, which included the successful completion of at least 40 semester (or 60 quarter) hours of chemistry coursework.
  Note: Successful completion is considered having a grade of a “C” or higher.

Preferred Qualifications
Preference will be given to applicants that, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following: Previous experience in a forensic laboratoryand previous experience with toxicology procedures or other crime scene related evidence

To Apply
Applicants must submit: (2) state of Georgia applications and (2) copies of college transcripts to: Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Attn: Office of Human Resources
, P. O. Box 370808, Decatur, GA 30037-0808.  Visithttp://gbi.georgia.gov/gbi-vacancies
to download an application.

Posted: 01/25/16

Nassau County Medical Examiner, Division of Forensic Services, East Meadow, NY
Forensic Scientist III, Latent Print Examiner 

Closing Date: 06/30/16
The Division of Forensic Services is currently seeking an experienced candidate to fill the position of Forensic Scientist III, Latent Print Examiner.  This is an entry level supervisory position. The work involves responsibility for the examination and processing of physical evidence in order to develop latent print friction ridge detail (fingerprints, footprints, palm prints) using various chemical and physical methods.  Candidates must have past experience in processing and comparison of latent print evidence.   Typical Duties Include: Develops complex latent prints from physical evidence utilizing both physical and chemical methods, including powders and alternate light sources.  Uses digital photography in cases to record friction ridge detail.  Performs evaluation of friction ridge detail for submission for identification. Meets with attorneys, investigators and other related personnel regarding approaches to analysis and results in pretrial conferences.  Participates in scientific meetings, seminars, and other training as assigned.  Interprets test results, keeps records of observations and notes, and issues reports of test results.  Testifies in court regarding laboratory analyses and the significance of the results as required.  Responsible for the inventory, maintenance, storage, and disposition of evidence.  Assists in conducting research, method development, and validation of new technical procedures.  Perform technical and administrative reviews of case records for accuracy and completeness. 
Minimum Qualifications
1. Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Master's Degree, which must have included at least twelve (12) credit hours in one of the natural sciences, forensic sciences or engineering sciences, with three (3) years of full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory which must have included latent print examination; 2. Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Master's Degree, which must have included at least twelve (12) credit hours in one of the natural sciences, forensic sciences or engineering sciences, with three (3) years of full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory which must have included latent print examination; 3. Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor's 
Degree, which must have included at least twelve (12) credit hours in one of the natural sciences, forensic sciences or engineering sciences, with four (4) years of full-time or its part-time equivalent experience in a forensic laboratory which must have included latent print examination.
Submit CV and cover letter to Assistant Laboratory Director Karen Dooling, Nassau County Medical Examiner’s Office, Division of Forensic Services, 2251 Hempstead Tpke., Bld. R, East Meadow, NY 11554 or Email with “FSIII Latent Print Examiner” in the subject.
Posted: 01/10/16

Alfred State College (SUNY) 
Assistant Professor, Biology and Forensics

Alfred State College (SUNY) seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position, which will include instruction in related biological and forensic science courses and laboratories at the associate and baccalaureate level. Additional duties within the Physical and Life Sciences Department will include student recruitment, student advisement, curriculum/course development and college/department service. Applied undergraduate level research and grant writing opportunities are also available and encouraged.

Masters Degree in Forensic Science and/or PhD in Biology, Biochemistry or closely related field required. Preference will be given to individuals with professional experience in a forensic laboratory setting who can demonstrate evidence of a commitment to excellence in teaching. Familiarity with FEPAC accreditation guidelines is desired. A diverse background, including practical experience in the various disciplines of biology (serology and DNA analysis) is highly preferable.

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

Applicants interested in the position may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.  All applicants must upload a cover letter and resume.  Apply now at: https://alfredstate.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=66937

Posted: 01/04/16

Oak Ridge Associated Universities
Ft Gillem, GA

#15-058           Forensic Chemist
#15-059           Forensic Examiner – Firearms & Tool Marks
#15-060           Forensic Examiner – DNA 1
#15-061           Forensic Examiner – Latent Print 1
#15-062           Forensic Examiner – DNA 3
#15-063           Forensic Examiner – Latent Print 3
#15-064           Forensic Examiner – Document & Media Exploitation (DOMEX)
#15-065           Case File Manager & Evidence Custodian

Posted 12/01/2015

Travelers Insurance, Windsor, CT
Forensic Chemist

Travelers Insurance currently has a vacancy in our Laboratory for a Forensic Chemist to undertake forensic investigations of a wide range of incidents and accidents for insurance related purposes. Our investigations provide clear and accurate technical advice regarding the cause of the incident or accident and assistance with determining liability.

If you are looking for a routine laboratory or an office based position then this is definitely not the job for you. We are offering you a rare opportunity to enter a unique and very rewarding profession in which the variety and the nature of the technically focused work is extremely diverse and challenging, thus providing you with what we consider unrivalled job satisfaction.

You will have the opportunity to investigate a wide range of incidents and accidents involving the analysis and/or engineering failure of components in a wide range of applications. The variability of the cases you will be involved in is a key attraction of this position.

Have a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or Materials Science.  5-10 Years’ experience.  Have an aptitude and enthusiasm for problem solving.  Have experience in chemical and or materials analysis.  A background in polymers, coatings and other materials analysis is a plus but not required.

Please email all resumes to:
or to view the full description visit www.travelers.com/career and apply to JOB ID#4605BR.

Posted: 11/19/15

Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences – Houston, TX
Chief Toxicologist

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Science is seeking applicants for the open position of Toxicology Director to manage the programmatic and scientific operations of the toxicology laboratory.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate degree from an accredited college in Toxicology, Chemistry, Pharmacology, Biochemistry or a related chemical or biological discipline.  Current certification by the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT) or certification in Toxicological Chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC). (Certification must be maintained for the duration of employment.)  Three (3) years of full-time laboratory experience in forensic toxicologyand Minimum of two (2) years of interpretive post-mortem and human performance toxicology experienceand Two years supervisory/managerial experience.  Knowledge of laboratory accreditation standards of the American Board of Forensic Toxicology (ABFT) and/or the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB)-International program.  Excellent communication and leadership skills necessary for interactions with superiors, employees, and clients. Courtroom testimony experience.  Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. 

For the full job description, and how to apply visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/harriscountytx/default.cfm?action=jobbulletin&JobID=1277657.  For more information about the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences, visit our website at:http://www.harriscountytx.gov/ifs.


Forensic Science Program and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Eberly College of Science at The Pennsylvania State University
Two non-tenure track Forensic Science faculty positions

The FEPAC accredited program (www.forensics.psu.edu) has both undergraduate and Master’s degree programs, is home to a broad range of resident instruction and distance learning offerings, and conducts extramurally funded research. The Program seeks dynamic and innovative individuals to instruct and develop courses for undergraduate and graduate students, be dedicated to promoting excellence in teaching, research, and service, as well as be committed to enhancing the strength and cohesiveness of the program. Responsibilities include: Instructing and/or developing courses for undergraduate and graduate students; conducting training workshops; pursuing training and research grants; exhibiting a strong focus on students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and promoting educational quality. The individual must have excellent communication skills and be able to develop collaborations and networks of support within the university, with programs at other institutions, and with law enforcement and crime laboratory professionals. The selected candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.S. in Forensic Science, Criminalistics, or another natural science, with a demonstrated capacity for teaching. The successful candidate should have at least five years of experience working at the bench in a criminalistics/forensic science laboratory (private or government) with a strong foundation in forensic philosophy, ethics, and demonstrable experience in one or more of the following disciplines: Forensic Chemistry, Forensic DNA, Impression Evidence including Firearms and Toolmarks, Crime Scene Investigation and Reconstruction, Trace Evidence, and Forensic Toxicology. The specific title and rank will be dependent upon the candidate’s credentials.

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://psu.jobs/job/60160 as a single pdf document and include a curriculum vitae, description of current and future research interests (2-3 pages) and contact information for three to five references. Inquiries may be directed to Wayne Moorehead at  Review of applications will begin in October 2015 and continue until the positions are filled.

Job URL: https://psu.jobs/job/60160

Posted: 10/21/15

Assistant Professor – Forensic Chemistry
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, TN

The Department of Chemistry at Middle Tennessee State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in forensic chemistry. The preferred candidate will be an enthusiastic and effective teacher who is expected to develop a vigorous, externally-funded, nationally-recognized research program, involving both undergraduate and graduate students, that contributes to the existing interdisciplinary B.S. program in Forensic Science.  The successful applicant will have a Ph.D. in Chemistry with research interests in forensic science, some postdoctoral experience is preferred. Review of applications will begin November 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. For more details and to apply, go to http://www.mtsu.edu/jobs.php. MTSU, a culturally diverse university, is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Posted: 10/13/15

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 Services 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 site:  https://www.statejobsny.com/employees/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=23786.  For more information on the Division of Criminal Justice Services: www.criminaljustice.ny.gov.

Posted: 10/01/15


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