VCU Department of Forensic Science

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CLOSING DATE: 11/20

Responsibilities

  • Perform the most complex duties in the analysis of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) on physical evidence and material consisting of body fluid stains, hair, bone, dental pulp, and other human tissue.
  • Process request for examination which usually include the reason for which the samples were collected and background investigative information or intelligence contextual data.
  • Process request for examination which usually include the reason for which the samples were collected and background investigative information or intelligence contextual data.
  • Conducts complex examinations to develop evidence and data/information for intelligence exploitation.
  • Receives and maintains the integrity of evidence and material.
  • Independently plans, organized and devises the approach necessary to obtain useful forensic information from the evidence and material submitted.
  • Establish procedures and develop new techniques, approaches, and methods.
  • Evaluates “complex DNA mixtures” in order to render conclusions.

Qualifications

Who May Apply: US Citizens

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Basic Education: A degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resources management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to the position. (NOTE: You must attach your transcripts to be considered for this position).

For more information, see https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/584756000

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