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Forensic Scientist Trainee, Chemistry/Controlled Substance

Nassau County Medical Examiner, Division of Forensic Services, East Meadow, New York

Final Filing Date: February 2, 2018

Duties and Requirements Click to read more

Duties:

  • Participates, under the direct supervision of a higher level Forensic Scientist in the Chemistry/Controlled Substance Section, in a program of study that will enable the incumbent to become proficient in Chemistry/Controlled Substances.
  • Assists higher-level personnel with complex analyses, examinations, data gathering and other related activities.
  • Performs preliminary chemical, physical,microscopic and instrumental analysis of physical evidence.
  • Prepares solutions and reagents. Monitors, tests and maintains laboratory equipment in proper working condition, arranging for repair and maintenance as needed, and to ensure proper availability of materials.
  • Learns and assists in handling and receipt of evidentiary material.
  • Learns and assists in performing quality control functions including instrument calibration,reagent preparation, equipment and laboratory decontamination, general laboratory cleanliness and ordering supplies.
  • Learns and assists in maintaining records to establish chain of custody, support of all scientific conclusions and document quality control.
  • Learns and assists in providing accurate and objective expert testimony, as required.

Requirements:

  • Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree or higher in a natural science, a forensic science, an engineering science, or criminalistics, including or supplemented by at least twelve (12) credit hours in chemistry.
  • Residency Requirement: One year of residency in Nassau County, NY prior to the application process.

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How to apply: Submit CV, unofficial transcripts and cover letter to crimelab_info@nassaucountyny.gov using “CHEM Trainee” in the subject of the email.

Posted: August 31, 2017



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