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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.

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

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

Responsibilities include examination of suspected controlled dangerous substances submitted by law enforcement agencies using chemical and instrumental analysis; utilization of GC/MS, FTIR, and microscopic instruments; process and interpret chromatographic data; perform peer review and administrative review of case files; maintain essential laboratory equipment, records, and files; prepare certified laboratory reports; testify in federal, state, and municipal courts; perform other related duties as assigned.

The applicant must have the ability to work closely, effectively, and professionally with laboratory, legal, law enforcement, and administrative personnel.  Effective communication skills are a necessity.  Knowledge of Quality Control/Assurance principles, a working knowledge of computer software, databases, and word processing, and the ability to work neatly, safely, and maintain cleanliness in a laboratory setting are a must.

Qualifications: Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major course of study in chemistry.  The ideal candidate would possess a dual degree in chemistry and forensic science.

Effective September 1, 2011, all employees of State and local government must reside in the State of New Jersey, unless exempted under the law.  If you already work for State or local government as of September 1, 2011, and you do not live in New Jersey, you are not required to move to New Jersey.  However, if you begin your office, position, or employment on September 1, 2011 or later, you must reside in New Jersey.  If you do not reside in New Jersey, you have one year after the date you take your office, position, or employment to relocate your residence to New Jersey.  If you do not do so, you are subject to removal from your office, position, or employment. 

Please send letter of interest, resume, and salary requirements to Kaitlin Farrell at by May 23, 2015.  Submissions by email only, please.

Posted: 04/23/15

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.

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.

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

York College of Pennsylvania
Visiting Faculty - Forensic Chemistry

The Chemistry Program at York College of Pennsylvania invites applications for a two-year visiting faculty position in Forensic Chemistry. 

For complete job posting, please visit: http://www.ycp.edu/offices-and-services/human-resources/employment-opportunities/faculty-opportunities/#d.en.30180

Posted: 03/12/15

Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
Lecturer Position

Arizona State University’s New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Lecturer position in Forensics with expertise in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Science or other disciplines related to the Forensic Sciences. Duties involve teaching, curriculum development, and providing service to the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences and the University. 

Required: M.S. (or equivalent or higher degree) in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Forensic Science, or related field.

Application deadline is March 6, 2015; if not filled, weekly thereafter until search is closed.

Send electronically: a letter of application; statements describing your teaching philosophy and experience; unofficial transcripts; and curriculum vitae to . Applicants should request that three letters of reference be sent to .

For more information, visit: http://newcollege.asu.edu/jobs/. 

Posted: 02/06/15


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