DNA Analyst - Level II

  • Banner Position Number: R10390
  • PositionTitle: DNA Analyst - Level II
  • Classification Title: MURC-Biological Technicians
  • Department: SOM-Forensic Science - RC5500
  • Location: MUSOM - MU School of Medicine
  • Salary: $42,000-$48,000/year

Status: This position is closed.

Job Description:

A DNA Analyst Level II conducts complex analysis on samples submitted for DNA identification at full performance level in accordance to established protocol. He/she produces detailed accurate reports of results and conclusions. A DNA Analyst Level II follows all laboratory policies and practices in accordance with federal standards.

Characteristic Duties

  • Conducts complex DNA analysis, data interpretation and administrative/technical review at full performance level in accordance to established procedures and protocols
  • Organizes and maintains detailed records, follows established protocols relating to all aspects of laboratory operation.
  • Maintains cleanliness, safety, security and organization of all laboratories and work areas
  • Follows protocols for chain of custody and sample control - Assists in maintenance of laboratory inventory and purchase order records
  • Assists in the validation of new laboratory procedures and equipment
  • Performs laboratory maintenance and calibration of equipment as scheduled
  • Prepares reagents and solutions following standardized formulas and protocols
  • Reviews current safety procedures and practices safe storage and handling of hazardous and toxic materials
  • Attends required meetings and participates on committees as directed
  • Participates in the continuing education program
  • Performs related work as required

Requried Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in forensic Science, Biology, Chemistry or a Forensic related science including course work in areas of genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, legal issues and statistics
  • Minimum two years experience in complex DNA analysis including operation of complex laboratory instrumentation/equipment.

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of laboratory operations including laboratory policies, procedures and objectives.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations
  • Ability to maintain detailed, accurate records and communicate effectively in writing
  • Ability to effectively present complex information and respond to questions from groups of students, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to establish rapport and communicate effectively with law enforcement agencies, faculty, staff, service personnel and students
  • Ability to effectively operate complex computer software utilized in conjunction with laboratory operations
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, interpret findings and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to conduct administrative and technical review of DNA Analysis

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: MR0051

Open Until Filled: Yes

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Applicant Documents:

Required Documents

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