Employment Opportunity

Forensic Biologist

Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Decatur or Moultrie, Georgia

Salary: See below

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) is seeking qualified applicants to fill grant-funded Six (6) Crime Lab Scientist vacancies among the GBI Headquarters Laboratory located in Decatur, GA and the GBI Southwestern Lab located in Moultrie, GA. These positions will be funded by a federal grant with an anticipated start date of January 2, 2018 and/or July 1, 2018. Funding for these positions is expected to last approximately 24 months from the start of employment. Continuation of the positions beyond 24 months is contingent upon availability of additional grant or other funding.

  • $44,000/yr. - CLS Trainee
  • $48,400/yr. - CLS 1
  • $53,420/yr. - CLS 2
  • $60,790/yr. - CLS 3

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Under immediate supervision perform analytical procedures related to DNA analysis of biological samples for the GBI Crime Lab. Performs DNA analyses 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.


  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in biology or chemistry that included the successful completion of at least 40 semester hours (or 60 quarter hours) of related major course work.
  • Major course work must include the successful completion of at least nine cumulative semester hours (or equivalent quarter hours) in the following required subject areas: Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology.
  • CLS Trainee - 0 to 1 years’ experience in forensic DNA analysis.
  • CLS 1 - 1 to 2 years’ experience in forensic DNA analysis.
  • CLS 2 - More than 2 and less than 5 years’ experience in forensic DNA analysis.
  • CLS 3 - 5 or more years’ experience in forensic DNA analysis
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to applicants that, in addition to meeting the minimum qualifications, possess one or more of the following:
  • Previous experience performing human STR analysis in an accredited forensic laboratory
  • Previous experience operating a Model 3500 genetic analyzer
  • Previous experience using GeneMapper ID software
  • Previous experience using extraction techniques for human DNA

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How to apply: APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT: (2) STATE OF GEORGIA APPLICATIONS AND (2) COPIES OF COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS (Transcripts can be unofficial or official for the application submission)
Applications may be obtained by clicking the following link: GBI State Application

    Georgia Bureau of Investigation
    Attn: Office of Human Resources
    PO Box 370808
    Decatur, GA 30037-0808

Posted: January 18, 2018

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