DNA / Forensics Examiner

Location: Atlanta, GA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Full time position at Ft. Gillem, GA. Must be able to deploy at times to forensics facilities outside of the United States. There is a pay differential associated with deployment.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Conduct examinations of evidence related to DNA analysis.
  • Generate STR DNA profiles from evidence and reference samples.
  • Analyze and interpret data from analysis which typically consists of complex mixtures and low level samples.
  • Produce detailed notes and reports.
  • Perform technical and administrative reviews of other analysts’ casework.
  • Instrument maintenance.

Requirements:

  • Physical ability and commitment to deploy globally as a team member.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suites, excel spreadsheets.
  • Skilled communicators who can clearly articulate/communicate via email, telephone calls and video teleconferencing.

Desired Education and Experience:

  • Degree from an accredited college or university in physical or life sciences.
  • Four (4) years of experience working in a forensic laboratory performing DNA analysis on criminal evidence including blood and bloodstains, body fluids, and stains of body fluids, hair and other items requiring DNA or related analysis.
  • Performance of visual and microscopic examination of hairs.
  • Generation of STR DNA profiles comparison of evidence from victims, scenes, or instruments of incidents to evidence from suspects.
  • Professional certification such as American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) is desired.
  • One (1) year of experience as the lead of a team of DNA analysts.
  • Experience working with an OIF/OEF Laboratory, TEDAC facility, or other NGIC, DoD or ATF Lab; interagency or state/local law enforcement forensics labs preferred.

Certifications and Other Qualifications:

  • U.S. citizenship
  • Valid US Passport that will not expire throughout deployment
  • Able to obtain a DoD SECRET security clearance
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