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