Available Position

Forensic DNA Analyst

Immediate Employment

Position Summary

Under limited supervision, performs evidence examination, identification of body fluids, DNA PCR-based STR analysis, and critically evaluate and compare evidence from sexual assault, rape, homicides and other criminal cases. Prepare reports and testify in criminal court system. Perform relationship testing and train staff as needed.

Minimum education and experience requirements

Masters’ degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, forensic science or any other related field. A PhD degree is desirable but not a required. The applicant must have completed courses in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and statistics or human population genetics. Laboratory forensic and / or relationship testing experience are desirable but not a must. Ability to perform proficiency DNA testing two times per year and must be able to obtain a forensic DNA analyst license from the Texas Forensic Science Commission according with the Code of Criminal procedure title 1 Chapter 38.01.

Preferred knowledge and skills

  • Ability to operate, service, follow procedures and activities of a forensic laboratory
  • Understanding of methods and techniques of forensic evidence collection and testing
  • Understanding of crime scene investigations
  • Ability to safely operate several forensic equipments
  • Prepare independently written and oral reports
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Trains other analysts, law enforcement officers, attorneys, and others as requested/assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

Contact Information

Dr M.AL Salih

Medical Laboratory Director &Forensic Technical Leader

5282 Medical Drive, Ste #312

San Antonio, Texas 78229

Please submit your resume online to masalih@dnareferencelab.com

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