Employment Opportunity


Forensic Analyst- Biology

Houston Forensic Science Center, Houston, Texas

Salary: Houston Forensic Science Center offers a competitive salary and benefit package.

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Houston Forensic Science Center is now seeking for a full-time Forensic Analyst in our Biology section. This position is temporary as it is grant-funded. The anticipated length of grant is up to 2 years.

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Duties:

Under the direction of the Manager of Forensic Biology, the analyst:
  • Performs routine to moderately complex analysis of biological samples within the Houston Forensic Science Center.
  • Performs serological screening, laboratory processing, and data interpretation.
  • Prepares accurate and precise notes and technical reports.
  • Performs maintenance, calibration, and quality control on scientific instruments.
  • Provides technical assistance to police officers, member of the District Attorney’s office, and other members of law enforcement agencies and the criminal justice community.
  • Testifies as an expert witness regarding the scientific conclusions obtained from analysis.
  • Partners with management and other staff to ensure other tasks are completed as assigned.

Requirements:

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or Forensic Sciences from an accredited college/university (transcripts required).
  • Subjects providing a basic understanding of forensic DNA analysis, as well as courses or training in statistics and population genetics as it applies to forensic DNA analysis are required.
  • A skills assessment will be given to evaluate knowledge level.
  • A Master's Degree is strongly preferred.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum of 6 months of experience working in a DNA/Biology forensic environment is required.
  • A Master's degree in Biology or Biochemistry may be considered in lieu of experience.
  • Previous analytical experience in a forensic DNA laboratory specifically analyzing STRs is strongly preferred; experience with GlobalFiler® analysis is also strongly preferred.
  • Certification or the ability to quickly gain certification is also required.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with all levels of employees and outside contacts
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, troubleshoot effectively and make timely and sound decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with details
  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office applications is a plus.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: February 12, 2018



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