VCU Department of Forensic Science

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Incumbents perform a variety of scientific laboratory examinations and analyses on physical evidence in a discipline of the Forensic Laboratory, interpret test results, formulate conclusions, and prepare reports. Incumbents also provide scientific assistance to external parties and testify in court as an expert witness.

***The job duties of this position will require the candidate to assist in the development and validation of new methods and instrumentation and provide training and technical instructions to lower-level staff and law enforcement personnel.***

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Training, Education and Experience

  • Four years of full-time forensic scientist professional work experience in the area of assignment. Experience testifying as an expert witness in courts of law is desired.
  • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in biology, chemistry, or a forensic science related field.  Applicants must also meet the educational standards for analyst as established in the Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories and the Quality Assurance Standards for DNA Databasing Laboratories issued by the FBI. 

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