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Duties and Responsibilities 
These examples are not all inclusive and are intended to be illustrative of primary responsibilities of an Anoka County Forensic Scientist I-DNA.

  • Work closely with other Forensic Scientists to determine appropriate method of analysis.
  • Perform testing, evaluations and examinations of various types of physical evidence. Interprets test results for conclusions and completes technical documentation and reports.
  • Prepare evidence for court presentation, completes discovery requests, testifies in court regarding laboratory operations.
  • Maintain chain of custody of all evidence processed and other items from the time of intake to finalĀ disposition.

Minimum Qualifications (Required)

  • Bachelor’s degree in forensic science, chemistry, toxicology, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, or other closely related field.
  • Minimum of 9 semester credit hours of undergraduate or graduate coursework in biochemistry, geneticsĀ and molecular biology.
  • Coursework in statistics or population genetics.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Must successfully pass a thorough background investigation.

Foe more information, see Forensic Scientist I/DNA

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