Forensic Evidence Technician - Level I

  • Banner Position Number: R10391
  • PositionTitle: Forensic Evidence Technician - Level I
  • Classification Title: MURC-Biological Technicians
  • Department: SOM-Forensic Science - RC5500
  • Location: MUSOM - MU School of Medicine
  • Salary: $35,000-$37,000

Status: This position is closed.

Job Description:

A Forensic Evidence Technician assists laboratory staff by conducting routine tasks and analysis. He/she reports to and receives direction from the Technical Leader.

Characteristic Duties

  • Inventories, organizes and prepares samples for DNA analysis using both manual and automated methods.
  • Performs lab work on databasing samples.
  • Conducts examination and serological screening of forensic evidentiary items.
  • Prepares reagents and solutions following standardized formulas and protocols.
  • Performs general laboratory maintenance and calibration of equipment.
  • Maintains inventory of laboratory reagents and supplies.
  • Operates, calibrates, cleans and performs routine maintenance on laboratory equipment. Follows up with manufacturer/service provider when problems arise.
  • Maintains clean laboratory workspace and assists staff with daily QA/QC requirements.
  • Reviews current safety procedures and practices safe storage and handling of hazardous and toxic materials.
  • Provides court testimony.
  • Participates in the continuing education program.
  • Generates reports in accordance to established procedures and protocols.
  • Performs related work as required.

Requried Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Minimum – 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.

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities

  • 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.
  • Able 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.

Physical Demands

  • Agility and coordination in handling equipment and samples as required by laboratory protocol
  • High level of visual acuity
  • Travel may be required

Posting Number: MR0050

Open Until Filled: Yes

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Applicant Documents:

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of Three References w/contact information.