Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division- various locations

Forensic Scientist (body fluid identification and DNA)- Six positions

Salary Range: $43,201.60-$80,787.20 Annually

The Michigan State Police Forensic Science Division is pleased to be accepting applications for numerous positions at multiple locations within our statewide biology unit.  Some of the positions will be assigned to our DNA testing laboratories and others will be assigned to our body fluid identification laboratories. 

For more information, please see the full posting: 

FORENSIC SCIENTIST 9-12 - BIOLOGY - MULTIPLE LABORATORIES - 6 POSITIONS | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Closing date: 01/25/2021

Posted: 01/17/2021

Department of Justice, Madison, WI and Milwaukee, WI

Toxicologist-Entry or Senior

The Department of Justice is searching for talented Toxicologists to work in our Madison and Milwaukee Crime Laboratory. The Division of Forensic Sciences has three ANAB accredited crime laboratories located in Madison, Milwaukee, and Wausau.  The laboratories provide a variety of services to law enforcement agencies, including crime scene response.



Posted: 12/24/2020

Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner, Ohio

Forensic Scientist 2 – Firearms and Toolmarks


The purpose of this classification is to examine and interpret firearms and toolmarks evidence associated with alleged criminal acts; to inspect and test fire all kinds of firearms and examine fired ammunition recovered from a crime scene to determine if it was fired by a particular firearm, interpret results and prepare reports for assigned casework and testify in the court of law. 


For more information see the attached job description here.

https://www.cuyahogacounty.us/human-resources Or https://ccprod-lm01.cloud.infor.com:1443/lmghr/xmlhttp/shorturl.do?key=6K

Posted: 12/08/2020

Washington State Patrol Crime Lab Division – Vancouver, Wa

WSP Forensic Scientist 5 - Materials Analysis #0899

Salary Range: $6,691.00 - $8,782.00 Monthly


The Washington State Patrol (WSP) Crime Laboratory Division (CLD) provides forensic science services and training for Washington's criminal justice agencies. The CLD is committed to providing the highest quality forensic services which ultimately enhances public safety and security for the citizens of Washington.


A Forensic Scientist 5 directly impacts the mission of the CLD by performing independent, timely and accurate analyses of routine and complex casework, writing opinion reports, testifying to conclusions in courts of law, providing training to criminal justice agencies, and supervising employees. The FS5 also ensures that all applicable quality assurance measures are employed in all aspects of the discipline on an individual, section and laboratory level.


In addition to the duties of the Forensic Scientist 3, the supervising forensic scientist is responsible for the compliance to technical and quality manuals, quality assurance, court testimony monitoring, audits, and proficiency testing of the supervised unit.


A direct link to the job posting can be found here.


Please contact Tracy Moore, (360) 688-6813

Posted: 12/08/2020

West Virginia University

Teaching Assistant Professor 

Department of Forensic & Investigative Science


The Department of Forensic & Investigative Science invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position beginning August 2021. This is a 9-month, full-time, non-tenure track position with full benefits and opportunities for promotion. 


The successful candidate will (a) teach sections of undergraduate crime scene investigation courses and supervise laboratory sections; (b) teach applied forensic science skills in at least three of the following: firearms/toolmarks and shooting reconstruction, death investigation, expert testimony, latent fingerprints, biological evidence, bloodstain pattern analysis; and (c) develop courses within the candidate’s area of specialization.  


The position requires a Master’s degree in forensic science or related field and significant experience, ability for developing/ teaching undergraduate courses in the areas described above, commitment to student-centered learning, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a willingness to use instructional technologies. 

Please visit https://careers.wvu.edu. Upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation that address candidate’s teaching potential (sent to Robin.Bowen@mail.wvu.edu). Review of completed applications will continue until the position is filled. WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Posted: 11/14/2020

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.  



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

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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