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Company Name: Virginia Commonwealth University – VCU
Position Title: Forensic Molecular Biologist
Location: Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Posted: 10/24/14


Broward Sheriff's Office Crime Laboratory, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Forensic Technician (Firearms and Toolmarks Unit), List# 14372A (NL)
Salary: $36,414 - $53,801 (Salary Plan 0090/14)

Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Medical Technology, Biology, Chemistry or closely related science. Coursework must include General Chemistry. Six (6) months prior experience in a laboratory environment. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered. Such experience must be clearly documented for consideration.

Closing date: Friday, October 31, 2014

For full description and to apply visit https://jobs.sheriff.org/JobDetails.aspx?Postings=2913.  Applications must be completed and submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. A resume may accompany a complete application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. Unofficial college transcripts are required at time of application and must be received by 4:30pm on the closing date. Transcripts can be e-mailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or faxed to (954) 321 - 4815. Make sure you include your full name and the position you are applying for on the documents you provide.

Posted: 10/24/14


Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Forensic Services Division, Omaha, NE
Forensic Chemist II
Salary Range: $3,987.50 to $5,183.75 Monthly

Under the general supervision of the Forensic Chemist IV (Supervisor), Crime Laboratory Director or designee, the incumbent will perform a full range of qualitative and quantitative analyses of evidence submitted to the laboratory. The incumbent will interpret results and form conclusion/opinion; prepare scientific/ technical reports; and testify as an expert witness in a court of law. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree or Advanced Degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, forensics from an accredited college or university with 20 credit hours of chemistry courses. Three years of full-time experience as a forensic chemist. Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, forensics from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours of chemistry courses, 8 credit hours physics, Calculus I and Calculus II preferred. Coursework in statistical analysis preferred. Previous employment in an ISO 17025 or ASCLD-LAB accredited laboratory preferred. ABC (American Board of Criminalistics) certification preferred.

Closing Date: November 7, 2014 at 4:30 pm Central Time

Applications must be completed and received by 4:30 pm Central Time on or before the closing date. For the official job posting and to apply visit http://www.douglascounty-ne.gov/hr/employment.

Posted: 10/20/14


Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Forensic Services Division, Omaha, NE
Forensic Chemist I
Salary Range: $20.91 to $27.19 Hourly
Under the direction of the Forensic Chemist IV (Supervisor), Crime Laboratory Director, or designee, the incumbent will perform qualitative/ quantitative analysis of physical evidence such as street drug evidence, pharmaceuticals and paraphernalia for the chemical presence of drugs (controlled substances as defined by state or federal statute) or other chemical substances using chemical, microscopic, and instrumental techniques. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, forensics from an accredited college or university with 20 credit hours of chemistry. Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, forensics from an accredited college or university with 30 credit hours of chemistry courses, 8 credit hours physics, Calculus I and Calculus II courses preferred. Coursework in statistical analysis preferred.

Closing Date: November 7, 2014 at 4:30 pm Central Time

Applications must be completed and received by 4:30 pm Central Time on or before the closing date. For the official job posting and to apply visit http://www.douglascounty-ne.gov/hr/employment.

Posted: 10/20/14


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

For information and to apply visit https://statejobsny.com/public/vacancyDetailsView.cfm?id=16241.

Posted: 09/24/14


North Carolina State Crime Laboratory, Raleigh, Asheville and Greensboro, NC
Forensic Scientist, Drug Chemistry/Toxicology

Forensic Scientists in Drug Chemistry/Toxicology analyze and identify controlled substances and analyze samples for alcohol and other impairing substances. The North Carolina State Crime Laboratory is dually accredited under the highest international standards and provides analysis of evidence for public law enforcement agencies across the state.

Job Requirements
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Chemistry related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution, and two years of bench level experience, or an equivalent. (A Master's degree in a related degree will be considered as an equivalency).

How to Apply
Visit http://agency.governmentjobs.com/northcarolina/default.cfm?&promotionaljobs=0&transfer=0.  To view open Forensic Science positions, under "Job Category" select the "Forensics" check box and click "Apply Search" at the bottom of the search window.  Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter, resume and transcripts.  Only online applications are accepted for this position.

Posted: 09/12/14


Forensic Scientist (Materials Analyst)
CS- 401-13

This position is located in the Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS), in Washington DC. The position is responsible for performing examinations of physical evidence submitted to the Materials Analysis Unit related to material and trace evidence analysis.  Identifies, analyzes, compares, and interprets evidence in criminal investigations. The types of crimes include person crimes, such as homicides, sexual assaults, and robberies, as well as property crimes. The types of analyses that might be encountered in the laboratory could include, but are not limited to the following: Fiber analysis, Paint analysis, Polymer analysis, Adhesive analysis, Glass analysis, Comparative and analytical microscopy and microchemistry. Researches and analyzes data to perform mathematical and statistical computations to complete scientific examinations.

Must possess a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in science; or higher degree and/or industry certification favorably considered or at least five (5) years or more or relevant experience.

How To Apply
Go the DCHR website at dchr.dc.gov and click on the Career tab and select Employment Opportunities and look up Vacancy Announcement #25851 closes on September 11, 2014.  Click on 'Next' if Forensic Scientist Job Title is not visible then click on 'Job Title' to open up Job Posting.  Point of Contact: Ms. Carla Butler; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; (202) 727-8239 desk.

Direct Link To Job Posting: https://erecruit.dc.gov/psp/erecruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=25851&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1

Posted: 08/28/14


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