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Human Osteology Laboratory Research Training Workshops

Our 4-week long (each) intensive training programs, respectively the Adult Osteology Research Workshop and the Juvenile Osteology Research Workshop will train students, both undergraduate and graduate, to conduct osteological analyses and frame appropriate research questions. Participants will receive daily lectures on topics related to human skeletal biology and spend the first two weeks intensively reviewing […]

Criminalist/Drug Chemistry-MO

CLOSES 2/25/21 POSITION SUMMARY: This is a position where the employee performs technical work in the scientific analysis of controlled substances. QUALIFICATIONS: Criminalist I: Possess a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university in one of the natural sciences or closely related field. College coursework must include 20 hours of chemistry,including two semesters of […]

Forensic Scientist I/Biology-NY

The work involves responsibility for collecting evidence, performing scientific testing and analyses of unknown biological substances andevidentiary material required in criminal and civil investigations and autopsies, preparation and presentation of findings in written reports and serving as an expert witness in court. Under the direct supervision of the Senior Forensic Criminalist, the Forensic Scientist I […]

Forensic Scientist I/DNA- Washington, DC

DC Department of Forensic Sciences is hiring! This vacancy is for three (3) grant funded DNA analyst positions. Vacancy announcement (Job ID 12299), Forensic Scientist I (DNA), CS-11, grant funded, position is open to the public and closes on 2/27/2021. To apply, log in to, click “Navigator” on the right side of the screen, then click “Self Service”, scroll down and click “Recruiting”, […]

Forensic Science Alumni Panel

March 3, 2021 at 5pm Registration link: Shirrell Sutton Smith, Kevin Martin. Dr. Melanie Eckberg, Yaa Adarkwo Darko and Michael Murphy

Fall 2021 Master’s Enrollment Initiative

VCU is excited to make a special opportunity available to you. VCU wants to ensure you remain competitive when our global economy rebounds so we invite you to further your education at VCU by pursuing a Master’s degree. Consider enrolling in the programs below at the same tuition cost or less than your undergraduate tuition. […]

Forensic Laboratory Technician I (DNA Casework/Screening)-MO

Title Code: V00673 POSITION SUMMARY: This is an entry-level technical position where the employee is responsible for providing direct support to the Criminalists in the DNA Casework/Screening section by maintaining laboratoryequipment, preparing reagents, and performing quality assurance and quality control functions. An employee in this position participates in a formal and on-the-job training program. Work […]

Forensic Laboratory Technician/DNA Casework-Missouri

JOB ID: 1367 Closing Date: March 4 POSITION SUMMARY: This position is responsible for providing direct support to the Criminalists in the DNA Casework section by maintaining laboratory equipment, preparing reagents, and performing quality assurance and quality control functions. QUALIFICATIONS: Forensic Laboratory Technician I: Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent and possess at […]

Forensic Scientist 2/DNA -Idaho

Open for Recruitment:  February 10, 2021 until filledRate of pay: $27.36 to $29.51 per hour.  This position provides no benefits.    Responsibilities: Provide scientific and technical expertise in genetics and STR DNA analysis. Follow analytical methods and the quality and safety procedures. Document quality controls and work. Author STR DNA reports Calculate statistics using STRmix™ […]

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