Forensic Chemist

Dulles Airport, Virginia
May 18, 2017
Jun 16, 2017
Full Time

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Conducts detailed and complex chemical and physical examinations of evidence utilizing appropriate scientific
methodologies, forensic techniques, and quality assurance practices in support of criminal and administrative investigations.

Work Schedule is Monday - Friday; 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

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1. Knowledge of forensic science techniques, laboratory protocols, scientific methodologies, and forensic physical, instrumental, and chemical examination procedures sufficient to conduct detailed and complex analyses and interpret the value of evidentiary items.
2. Knowledge of evidence collection, preservation, packaging and shipment procedures sufficient to serve as a technical advisor in such matters and to ensure evidence handling requirements are met.
3. Ability to conduct research and prepare technical papers for publication and presentation at professional meetings.
4. Ability to communicate orally and in writing in order to prepare reports of examination results and conclusions, and provide testimony as an expert witness before state, federal or other judicial bodies.
5. Ability to provide training related to laboratory services, evidence collection, and field examination.

Bachelor's degree in physical or biological sciences, life sciences, chemistry or a closely related field from a college or university accredited by a national or regional accreditation organization recognized and sanctioned by the U.S. Department of Education.

Certification by American Board of Criminalistics is desirable.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Security clearance requires a background investigation, a criminal records check, and a proof of US citizenship. Qualified applicant must successfully pass a drug screening to meet the Inspection Service's requirement.


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