Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's – Cleveland OH

Forensic Scientist 2 - Toxicology

Salary: $54,433.60 - $65,000.00

 

This is a journey-level classification responsible for performing toxicological analyses. Incumbents establish and maintain quality control and ensure proper analysis of toxicological specimens. Employees receive instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and perform work in accordance with established departmental policies and procedures, federal/state guidelines, and accreditation standards. 

 

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, forensic science, or a related field and two (2) years of toxicology analysis experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

 

For more information, please review the full job description at https://ccprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=5W or see the full posting here.

 

Agency Contact: Tabetha Nuhfer at tnuhfer@cuyahogacounty.us

 

Closing Date: 11/08/2020

Posted: 10/28/2020

New Jersey Institute of Technology

Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Chemistry & Environmental Science


The Department of Chemistry & Environmental Science at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of environmental and/or forensic science. Particular areas of interest include environmental chemistry, environmental toxicology, forensic toxicology, and environmental forensics. Related research interests include, but are not limited to trace measurements, chemical fingerprinting, environmental pollution, environmental regulatory compliance, hazardous waste treatment, and environmental toxicology. Candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, teaching philosophy, research program agenda, and the names of at least three references. The successful candidate can expect competitive salary, start-up funds, and renovated research space.

 

For more information and to apply visit: https://njit.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=1&id=2549

 

Deadline to apply Nov 1, 2020.

Posted: 10/24/2020

Nassau County Office of the Medical Examiner Division of Forensic Services

Forensic Scientist III (Chemistry/Controlled Substances)

Compensation: $50,261 - $113,240

This is the third level of the Forensic Scientist (Chemistry/Controlled Substance) series. The work involves responsibility for conducting laboratory tests and procedures for the examination and analysis of controlled substances or chemicals gathered as evidence. This position differs from Forensic Scientist II (Chemistry/Controlled Substance) by virtue of the incumbents' ability to handle more complex examinations and cases, and increased independence. All work performed by incumbents in this class is performed under direct supervision from higher level employees in this series. General supervision is received from the Director of Laboratories; performs related work as required.

Contact E-Mail: crimelab_info@nassaucountyny.gov (underscore between crimelab and info). Please indicate position applied for in the subject line.

See attached PDF here for full information.

 

Closing Date: 12/6/2020

Posted: 10/06/2020

University of New Haven

Non-Tenure Track Teaching Position in the Forensic Science Department

 

The successful candidate must have expertise in Crime Scene Investigation and Forensic Science and be willing to teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate forensic science programs at the University of New Haven. The successful candidate is anticipated to teach crime scene investigation, introduction to forensic science and other related courses specific to the candidate’s expertise.  

 

Qualifications

Minimum requirement is a Master’s degree in criminal justice, forensic science, natural sciences, or some closely related forensic science discipline. Practical experience and courtroom testimony are required.  Previous teaching experience in higher education is preferred. The successful candidate must be willing to teach nights and weekends.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position is open until filled. The anticipated start date is August 15, 2021. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Please submit application materials to http://apply.interfolio.com/79300 and indicate position search #20-09F in the subject line. For additional information, feel free to contact Search Committee Chair, Lisa Dadio at ldadio@newhaven.edu, phone no. (203) 479-4845.

Posted: 10/01/2020

Westchester County (NY) Department of Labs & Research,  Valhalla, NY

Director of Forensic Sciences

Seeking a dynamic, experienced leader to direct the overall operations of the Forensic Science Services Division.  The Director maintains total administrative responsibility for directing the overall operations, plans for future services and anticipates future needs and goals. The Director is also responsible for ensuring that analytical, photographic and related interpretive services are provided to regional medical, law enforcement and medicolegal agencies in a timely, accurate and meaningful fashion and in accordance with sound laboratory practices, accepted clinical and forensic procedures and established County policies. The incumbent in this position oversees staff development, budget preparation and crime scene processing, directs research and development projects, and testifies in court regarding laboratory analysis and the significance of results.

 

Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Science, Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or Medical Technology which must have included at least 20 credits in chemistry, and six years of recent experience (acquired in the last 7 years) in a Forensic Science Laboratory, which must have included at least three years of supervisory or administrative experience.

 

In addition to a competitive salary, our compensation package includes comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, deferred compensation, paid leave and retirement plan.  Westchester County is an equal opportunity employer

Link to posting: https://www.westchestergov.com/hr/jobsindemand/Director_of_Forensic_Sciences_Final.pdf

Posted: 09/03/2020

Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory – New Iberia, LA

Firearms Examiner

Salary: $52,373 - $98,500 (dependent upon education and experience)

 

Description: The Acadiana Crime Laboratory in New Iberia, Louisiana is looking for a trained firearms/toolmarks examiner that has demonstrated competency in the examination of firearms. The duties include microscopic examination and comparison of fired ammunition components with a firearm, NIBIN entry and correlation review, and serial number restoration.

 

For more information, please click job posting.

 

Laboratory Contact: Kevin Ardoin (Laboratory Director) at kkardoin@acadianacl.com.

 

Closing Date: 10/31/2020

Posted: 08/24/2020

Tucson Police Department Crime Laboratory, Arizona

Criminalist II, TPD Controlled Substances Unit - (Grant Funded)

Founded in 1960, the Tucson Police Department Crime Laboratory is one of the oldest crime laboratories in Arizona and was one of the first municipal crime laboratories in the United States to gain national accreditation by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors-Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD-LAB). The mission of the crime laboratory is to provide our community with quality forensic science and excellent service.

This position is housed in the TPD Controlled Substances Unit, which supports the Tucson Police Department and the Counter Narcotics Alliance (CNA), a multi-agency collaborative task force composed of officers and special agents from local, state, and federal agencies. The work performed by the Criminalist II provides scientific evidence to TPD and the CNA, and produces reports, presents findings, conclusions, and evidence to courts of law.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the Tucson community and to work with a collaborative team that supports the Tucson Police Department in examining evidence to verify and prove facts for resolution of criminal investigations.

Join our team today!

 

This position is grant funded.  To view the complete posting and apply, please visit: https://www.jobapscloud.com//tucson/Default.asp?

Posted: 08/22/2020

PAE is currently seeking a DNA Examiner based in Fort Gillem, GA

DNA Examiner III

May be required to travel OCONUS (as needed)

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Examine evidence in consultation with firearms and latent print analysts (as needed) to ensure proposed collection approach will not negatively impact collection of other forensic data from the evidence.

  • Collect potential DNA samples from evidence using approved procedures designed to minimize the possibility of sample contamination.  All samples shall be properly packaged, marked and stored in preparation for extraction.

  • Generate STR DNA profiles from evidence and reference samples.

  • Analyze and interpret data from analysis which typically consists of complex mixtures and low level samples.

  • Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each evidence item and relevant key portions of the evidence item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation.

  • Annotate the case file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results.

  • Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of reports and worksheets.

  • Ensure proper chain of custody is maintained.

  • Perform instrument maintenance.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree coupled with 6+ years’ experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis on criminal evidence. Experience must include the following:

    • Identification of blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis.

    • Performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs.

    • Generation of STR DNA profiles.

    • Comparison of evidence from victims, scenes, or instruments of incidents to evidence from suspects.

  • One year as the lead of a team of DNA Examiners.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment.

  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.

  • Physical ability and commitment to deploy globally as a team member.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is desired

 

To apply: https://pae.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PAE_Careers/job/US-GA-Forest-Park/DNA-Examiner-III_R0049375

Posted: 08/20/2020

PAE is currently seeking a DNA Examiner based in Fort Gillem, GA

DNA Examiner II

May be required to travel OCONUS (as needed)

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Examine evidence in consultation with firearms and latent print analysts (as needed) to ensure proposed collection approach will not negatively impact collection of other forensic data from the evidence.

  • Collect potential DNA samples from evidence using approved procedures designed to minimize the possibility of sample contamination.  All samples shall be properly packaged, marked and stored in preparation for extraction.

  • Generate STR DNA profiles from evidence and reference samples.

  • Analyze and interpret data from analysis which typically consists of complex mixtures and low level samples.

  • Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each evidence item and relevant key portions of the evidence item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation.

  • Annotate the case file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results.

  • Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of reports and worksheets.

  • Ensure proper chain of custody is maintained.

  • Perform instrument maintenance.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree coupled with 4+ years’ experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis on criminal evidence. Experience must include the following:

    • Identification of blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis.

    • Performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs.

    • Generation of STR DNA profiles.

    • Comparison of evidence from victims, scenes, or instruments of incidents to evidence from suspects.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment.

  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.

  • Physical ability and commitment to deploy globally as a team member.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is desired

 

To apply: https://pae.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PAE_Careers/job/US-GA-Forest-Park/DNA-Examiner--II_R0049374

Posted: 08/20/2020

PAE is currently seeking a DNA Examiner based in Fort Gillem, GA

DNA Examiner I

May be required to travel OCONUS (as needed)

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Examine evidence in consultation with firearms and latent print analysts (as needed) to ensure proposed collection approach will not negatively impact collection of other forensic data from the evidence.

  • Collect potential DNA samples from evidence using approved procedures designed to minimize the possibility of sample contamination.  All samples shall be properly packaged, marked and stored in preparation for extraction.

  • Generate STR DNA profiles from evidence and reference samples.

  • Analyze and interpret data from analysis which typically consists of complex mixtures and low level samples.

  • Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each evidence item and relevant key portions of the evidence item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation.

  • Annotate the case file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results.

  • Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of reports and worksheets.

  • Ensure proper chain of custody is maintained.

  • Perform instrument maintenance.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree coupled with 2+ years’ experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis on criminal evidence. Experience must include the following:

    • Identification of blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis.

    • Performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs.

    • Generation of STR DNA profiles.

    • Comparison of evidence from victims, scenes, or instruments of incidents to evidence from suspects.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment.

  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.

  • Physical ability and commitment to deploy globally as a team member.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is desired

 

To apply: https://pae.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PAE_Careers/job/US-GA-Forest-Park/DNA-Examiner-I_R0049373

Posted: 08/20/2020

PAE is currently seeking a Digital Forensic Examiner based in Fort Gillem, GA     

Digital Forensic Examiner

May be required to travel OCONUS (as needed)

 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Plans, coordinates and conducts the forensic examination and analysis of digital, electronic and mobile device data to include but not limited to: hard drives, thumb drives, memory cards, and cellular devices.

  • Assists with the execution of highly complex digital forensics requiring the use of specialized technical equipment and software for the purpose if discovering and analyzing available, deleted or “hidden” information.

  • Examine evidence to determine the best strategy for exploitation, in consultation with other subject matter experts as needed. Safeguards evidence for other examinations, i.e., latent print examinations.

  • Reviews evidence and exercises independent judgment to determine the proper approach and sequence of examinations.

  • Receives, inventories, and signs for physical evidence and maintains integrity of submitted evidence.

  • Disassemble, as needed, any components or devices when required to gain access to digital data.

  • Search written or digital media, and extract targeted data for storage and future processing or analysis.

  • Process and analyze extracted data to potentially isolate information of specific interest.

  • Document examination results/findings in the WEAT database.

  • Annotate the case file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results.

  • Prepare final written reports

  • Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of reports and worksheets.

  • Participates in quality control activities that include instrument maintenance and calibration.

  • Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with local laboratory procedures.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Four (4) years of experience in conducting forensic examinations on digital media.

  • A degree in a relevant field is preferred, although we will also consider candidates with significant experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Certifications in relevant exploitation tools such as GFCE, GFCA, CFCE, ACE, EnCE, CCO, CPA and CCME are desired.

  • Demonstrated experience with forensics tools such as Cellbrite, EnCase, Axiom, XRY, Forensic Toolkit (FTK), and Xways.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing to the Forensics and Intelligence communities (i.e., experience in writing technical reports, presenting briefs).

  • Understanding of steganography and encryption detection and analysis

  • Understanding of managing complex large data set analysis

  • Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment. NOTE: These requirements are currently more restrictive due to the COVID-19 virus which has been declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.

  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Top Secret security clearance.

 

To apply: https://pae.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PAE_Careers/job/US-GA-Forest-Park/Digital-Forensic-Examiner_R0049392-1

Posted: 08/20/2020

GBI DIvision of Forensic Science

Forensic Biology Department - Crime Lab Scientists

 

The Division of Forensic Science within the GBI is currently looking to create an applicant pool for the position of Crime Lab Scientists in the Forensic Biology Department, at the following GBI Laboratories: GBI Headquarters Laboratory located in Decatur, GA., GBI Coastal Laboratory located in Pooler, GA. and GBI Southwestern Laboratory located in Moultrie, GA.


Under immediate supervision perform analytical procedures related to DNA analysis of biological samples for the GBI Crime Lab. Performs DNA analysis of physiological fluids for the purpose of identification and individualization. The type of material typically examined includes but is not limited to semen and saliva collected at crime scenes or from articles of physical evidence.

Please review the GBI Employment Disqualifiers before applying for this position. Employment for the selected candidate(s) is contingent upon the successful completion of a GBI background investigation including criminal, credit and driver's history checks, polygraph examination, fingerprinting and drug screening. 

For additional information on the Forensic Biology (DNA) department, please visit the GBI website. 

Posted: 08/03/2020

The Suffolk County Crime Laboratory, Hauppauge, NY

Quality Assurance Manager

 

An employee in this class coordinates and/or supervises all of the activities required to implement and maintain quality in the Suffolk County Crime Laboratory and to maintain the New York State mandated accreditation.  The incumbent is responsible for the management, development, coordination and maintenance of the quality system, as well as for the maintenance of the Quality Manual, section manuals and forms.  The incumbent has organizational autonomy from the technical operation of the laboratory, direct access to the highest levels of management at which decisions are made regarding laboratory policy and resources, and is directly responsible to and supervised by the Chief and Assistant Chiefs of the Crime Laboratory.  Does related work as required.

 

Click attachment for full description.

Please send CV and cover letter to constance.dinkel@suffolkcountyny.gov by October 1, 2020.

Posted: 07/16/2020

Bismarck, ND

Forensic Scientist I – DNA Unit

Under direction, the work of the Forensic Scientist I (DNA Unit) will involve the scientific examination, testing, and analysis of genetic material on forensic evidence by employing scientifcally validated methods for body fluid identification and DNA analysis. The Forensic Scientist I will also evaluate and analyze results, prepare written reports, and testify as an expert witness in a court of law.

For more information and to apply visit:  https://www.cnd.nd.gov/psc/recruit/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&SiteId=11000&FOCUS=Applicant&JobOpeningId=3016262&PostingSeq=1

Posted: 07/02/2020

New Mexico Department of Public Safety – Santa Fe, NM

Forensic Scientist Drug Chemist (DPS #17969)

Salary Range: $47,510 - $82,667 Annually

The Forensic Drug Chemist is responsible for the following: 1) Utilizing a battery of screening chemical and chromatographic tests to determine whether controlled substances may be present in items submitted as evidence; 2) Analyzing assorted powders, crystalline substances, tablets, capsules, liquids or plant materials to determine whether controlled substances may be present in items submitted as evidence; 3) Producing formal reports that accurately identify and analyze controlled substance evidence to determine their significance to the investigation; 4) Presenting the results, conclusions and expert opinions in the scientific analysis of controlled substances; 5) Providing expert witness testimony regarding their findings in courts of law throughout the State of New Mexico; 6) Performing quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) to assure quality analysis, evidence integrity, and maintain accreditation standards; and 7) Continue training to develop competency and proficiency in their area of specialization, specifically controlled substances / drug chemistry analysis forth is position, as required.

For more information please read the job announcement: Forensic Drug Chemist

Agency Contact Information: Katharina Babcock, (505) 827-9339 Email

 

Closing date: 03/12/2021

Posted: 03/12/2020

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