VCU Department of Forensic Science

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Open for Recruitment: December 11, 2018 to December 31, 2018 Rate of pay: $26.56 per hour. In addition, you may be provided a stipend of $5.75 per hour for you to obtain benefits as this position provides no benefits.

Responsibilities:
 Conduct complex examinations for evidence and develop analytical findings
 Follow analytical methods and the quality and safety procedures
 Check that the report issued for analysis they perform is accurate
 Perform examinations following defined analytical methods and other quality standards
 Maintain established standards of laboratory cleanliness, safety, and efficiency
 May provide assistance at complex crime scenes and/or clandestine laboratories
 Train police officers in processing and collection of evidence and controlled substance, blood, or breath alcohol procedures
 Interpret findings for prosecutors and defense attorneys, prepare attorneys for presentation of findings.

Minimum Qualifications: A baccalaureate degree in physical science, natural science, forensic science, or a closely related field and all required science courses for the assigned work discipline. Minimum required course work for chemist position is successful completion of a minimum of seventeen (17) semester (or 26 quarter) units of college level chemistry course work. Chemistry coursework must include laboratory and cover general chemistry, organic chemistry and quantitative/instrumental analysis

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