VCU Department of Forensic Science

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CLOSING- 3/8/21

 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

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.

How to Apply: Email your detailed curriculum vitae (CV) and an unofficial copy of your transcripts by March 8, 2021 to with the subject line of: FS1 Controlled Substance. CV’s received without accompanying transcripts will not be considered. If a candidate receives a conditional offer of employment, sealed transcripts will then be required. If you have any experience in these areas, please include it within your CV:
 Experience working as a scientist in a professional laboratory environment, preferably a forensic laboratory, or experience performing independent study/research activities that may include fire analysis.
 Work study or internship experience in a forensic laboratory.
 Certification with the ABC, ABFT, FTCB, AFTE or IAI.
 Bachelor of Science or an advanced degree in chemistry.

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