VCU Department of Forensic Science

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The primary purpose of the Forensic Biology Section is to provide the North Carolina Criminal Justice System with trained and experienced forensic scientists who analyze evidence seized in the course of criminal investigations. The forensic services provided include laboratory analysis and expert witness testimony in the areas of serology and DNA analysis.

Due to Federal standards, each analyst that performs DNA analysis is required to have college course work or classes covering the subject areas of:

Genetics
Biochemistry
Molecular Biology
Statistics and/or population genetics

These requirements are in addition to having a bachelor’s degree in¬†the appropriate discipline listed under the Education and Experience¬†requirements.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Forensic Biology Bachelor’s degree with a major in biology, microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, animal science, zoology, medical technology, forensic science with biology/DNA concentration, or closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution including coursework in biochemistry, genetic, molecular biology, statistics and population genetics; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

For more information, see https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/northcarolina/jobs/2698945/forensic-scientist-i-forensic-biology?department[0]=Dept%20of%20Justice&category[0]=Forensics&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

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