VCU Department of Forensic Science

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Under general supervision, performs the scientific examination, testing, and analysis of evidence by employing laboratory methods.  Evaluates and analyzes results, prepares written opinions concerning the identification and comparability of evidence and testifies as an expert witness in a court of law.  May be assigned to a day, afternoon or midnight shift, including some weekend work and may be assigned for specific periods to on-call duty for emergencies occurring during a non-duty shift.  Utilizes current Countywide and/or department-specific software to complete assignments.Minimum Qualifications

Applications will be rejected if the following information is not provided at the time of application:

  • Transcript with award date 
  • Thoroughly documented work history
  • Valid Driver’s License number
  • The application is incomplete in ANY capacity

1.  Possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science or closely related area.; AND

2.  Have successfully completed one course in statistics and/or population genetics; AND

3.  Have successfully completed at least one course, with a minimum of nine (9) cumulative semester hours, in each of the required subject areas:
      a. Biochemistry
      b. Genetics
      c. Molecular Biology

For more information, see Forensic Laboratory Analyst

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