Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist - DNA

Marion County Forensic Services Agency, Indianapolis, Indiana

Salary: $42,500.00 - $72,500.00 Annually

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

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Responsibilities include performing complex examination and analyses of evidence, including body fluids and body fluid stains, hair and any other items needing DNA or related analyses; preparing written reports of findings; performing quality assurance; and presenting oral testimony in court.


The individual should possess a Bachelor's Degree in a natural science, (i.e., Biology, Chemistry), Criminalistics, or a forensic-related area, with successful completion of at least two (2) of the following three courses: biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, totaling at least six (6) semester or equivalent credit hours and coursework or training in statistics and/or population genetics. The additional three (3) credit hour required coursework must be successfully completed within the first year of accepting the position. The successful applicant will be required to sign a five year contract with this agency.

Preference will be given to applicants who possess an advanced degree from an accredited university in a biology, chemistry, or forensic science-related area; successfully completed a minimum of three courses, totaling at least nine (9) semester or equivalent credit hours (graduate or undergraduate) covering the following subject areas: biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology; and course work or training in statistics and/or population genetics; qualifications to meet the educational and experience standards for an analyst as established in the Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories, issued by the FBI Director; two (2) full-time years of recent work experience in a forensic laboratory setting, performing biology/DNA analysis on physical evidence samples, including experience in screening and serology, extraction, quantitation, amplification, instrumentation, statistics, report writing, and case review; knowledge of computer software used in a DNA laboratory, to include AB Genemapper ID; recent participation in a proficiency testing program in biology/DNA analysis, specifically in STR/Y-STR analysis, using an AB platform; familiarity with the ASCLD/LAB accreditation program; familiarity with the Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratory, issued by the FBI Director; Experience in providing technical training to analysts in a laboratory setting and general forensic training to law enforcement personnel and attorneys; and, experience 3 rendering expert testimony in relation to forensic biology/DNA analysis.

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Posted: February 8, 2017

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