Forensic Evidence Technicial - Level I

  • Search Number: MURC729
  • Position Title: Forensic Evidence Technicial - Level I (2 positions available)
  • Location: Marshall University Forensic Science Center
  • Position Type: Part-time (20 hours per week)
  • Salary: $17,596.80 or $16.92/hour.

Status: This position is closed.

Special Notes

Position availability is dependent upon continuation of federal grant funding.


Associate's Degree with an emphasis in a forensic related science or laboratory experience through course work or work experience; exposure to the use of laboratory instrumentation and laboratory methods. Ability to follow written procedures and protocols as well as oral instruction; ability to recognize fine detail as related to forensic samples; ability to maintain accurate, detailed records; ability to maintain confidentiality; basic knowledge of computer software applications; knowledge of sterile laboratory technique; ability to learn the operation of laboratory equipment and specialized computer software programs; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with scientific and non-scientific personnel; ability to work in a team environment as well as function independently; work with minimal supervision, prioritize work and meet deadlines; ability to establish rapport and communicate effectively with law enforcement agencies, faculty, staff and service personnel; understand and use scientific measurement; possess a valid Driver's License. Agility and coordination in handling equipment and samples as required by laboratory protocol; high level of visual acuity; travel may be required.


Inventory, organize and prepare samples for DNA analysis using both manual and automated methods; perform lab work on databasing samples; conduct examination and serological screening of forensic evidentiary items; prepare regents and solutions following standardized formulas and protocols; perform general laboratory maintenance and calibration of equipment; maintain inventory of laboratory equipment & follow up with manufacturer/service provider when problems arise; maintain clean laboratory workspace and assist staff with daily QA/QC requirements; review current safety procedures and practice safe storage and handling of hazardous and toxic materials; provide court testimony; participate in the continuing education program; generate reports in accordance to established procedures and protocols; perform related work as required.

Application Procedure:

Send CV/resume and list of reference in one PDF file referencing Search MURC729 to:

  • Deadline for applications: Position is open until filled.
  • Date Published: 02/13/2014
  • Background Check Required: YES