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West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center - Forensic Pathologist


HIRING RANGE: $225,000.00 – $250,000.00 annually

The forensic pathologist will perform functions of a medicolegal pathologist, performing post-mortem examinations and associated work duties.

• Performs primary functions of a forensic pathologist in accordance with industry standards to determine manner and cause of death in medical examiner cases
• Maintains all required licenses and accreditations consistent with the industry standards
• Maintains individual continuing medical education and assures compliance with licensing and certification requirements
• Assists in the training of new forensic pathologists, residents, and assists with the educational programs with participating agencies
• Reports to scenes of investigation when requested and leads investigators in the management of the investigation
• Works closely with consultants when needed for forensic pathology services such as odontology, toxicology, histology, etc.
• Provides expert testimony in criminal and civil court as requested
• Must be able to provide reports and data in a comprehensive format

MD or DO degree; Completion of a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology (preferred) or anatomic pathology and a fellowship in forensic pathology; Board certification in forensic pathology must be completed within 2 years of hiring; Must become licensed in the state of Tennessee prior to starting work.

• Knowledge of the rules and regulations affecting the operation of the medical examiner’s office
• Knowledge of agency policies and procedures
• Knowledge of professional standards in forensic pathology
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of employee development sufficient to ensure organizational productivity
• Skills in exercising a high degree of initiative, judgment, discretion and decision making to achieve organizational goals
• Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with employees

• Faculty appointment in the Department of Pathology with opportunities for collaborative research
• Funding for conferences travel and continuing medical education
• Health or Health Savings CDHP (with/without wellness)
• Dental
• Vision
• Life Insurance: Basic and Optional Term
• Long-term Disability
• Short-term Disability
• Optional Accidental Death Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Retirement: 401k, 403b, and 457b
• Educational Assistance: Employee, Eligible Spouse, and Dependent
• Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Longevity Pay, and Paid Holidays

Follow the job link at uthsc.edu/forensic-center.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V
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West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center - Chief Medical Examiner


HIRING RANGE: $260,000.00 – $300,000.00 annually

The Chief Medical Examiner will perform death investigations, establish cause and manner of death, formulate conclusions, opinions or testimony in judicial proceedings, and to be available for consultations as necessary.

• Responsible for directing the overall operation of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center by performing highly responsible and complex administrative work in planning, coordinating, directing, implementing and controlling the statutory functions as defined by the Tennessee Post-Mortem Examination Act; and to do related work as required
• Provide direct or indirect services to District Attorneys, the Courts, the Attorney General, funeral homes, families of decedents, hospitals and major medical academic centers, insurance companies, organ procurement organizations, local and state police investigators, fire departments, a variety of state agencies, and various Federal programs and agencies
• Coordinate activities of the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center with the Shelby County Department of Health
• Responsible for directing the overall operation of the Medical Examiner’s Office which carries out medicolegal death investigations for the County, and provides autopsy services for up to 15 other counties in the north, central, and eastern portions of the state
• Perform the responsibilities of a forensic pathologist (i.e. doing autopsies) and responsible for reviewing the forensic pathology functions done in the setting
• Counsels families in person or through the phone on increasing their level of understanding regarding the cause and manner of the death of the person involved as well as the psychological and physiologic aspects of the case
• In certain circumstances, the Chief Medical Examiner may be obligated to be a witness in the courts of law to aid in investigation of cases

• Graduation from an accredited medical school and board certification in Forensic Pathology by the American Board of Pathology
• Minimum of 8-10 years of experience in a responsible position involving practice in the field of Forensic Pathology, prior management experience is required OR, any combination of education and experience that shall be substantially equivalent to the above education and experience
• Must possess licensure to practice medicine and certification by the American Board of Pathology in the field of Anatomic Pathology and Forensic Pathology at the time of appointment, and must maintain such licensure and certification as a condition of employment

• Faculty appointment in the Department of Pathology with opportunities for collaborative research
• Funding for conferences travel and continuing medical education
• Health or Health Savings CDHP (with/without wellness)
• Dental
• Vision
• Life Insurance: Basic and Optional Term
• Long-term Disability
• Short-term Disability
• Optional Accidental Death Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Retirement: 401k, 403b, and 457b
• Educational Assistance: Employee, Eligible Spouse, and Dependent
• Annual Leave, Sick Leave, Longevity Pay, and Paid Holidays

Follow the job link at uthsc.edu/forensic-center.
The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA/V institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.


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Syracuse University - Professor of Practice

Professor of Practice, Forensic Science Institute

The Forensic and National Security Sciences Institute (FNSSI) in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University seeks an experienced, enthusiastic individual to fill a full-time non-tenure-track teaching faculty position in forensic science. The position is vital to maintaining high quality instruction in the Institute's comprehensive degree programs. Curricula include undergraduate BS, BA, and minor degree programs and MS degree programs in Forensic Science, Biomedical Forensic Sciences, and Medicolegal Death Investigation, as well as certificates of advanced studies in both Medicolegal Death Investigation and Firearm and Toolmark Examination. This faculty position will focus on teaching existing courses and student advising. The opportunity to develop new courses will depend on program needs and the successful candidate's scientific/professional background. This position reports directly to the FNSSI Director.


  • An advanced degree (M.S. or Ph.D.) in science, preferably related to the forensic sciences;
  • Aptitude in biochemistry and genetics is desirable;
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in advanced science teaching, preferably related to the forensic sciences;
  • Superior interpersonal, verbal communication, and organizational skills;
  • Ability to engage students in the classroom;
  • Experience working in a multicultural setting and with the educational advancement of students from underrepresented groups is desirable;


  • Teach 3 courses each semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including advanced forensics, quality assurance and ethics, and forensic biochemical analysis and/or toxicology;
  • Direct undergraduate capstone projects;
  • Work with FNSSI leadership and staff to facilitate course scheduling and optimization;
  • Advise students on curriculum requirements, course registration, and career placement;
  • Maintain positive public relations and promote awareness of the program;
  • Perform other duties not outlined above that will be necessary for the success of the FNSSI Program;

For full consideration, candidates must complete an online application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and pedagogic statement, and arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted that can attest to the applicant's qualifications. To apply, go to 
http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/77470. Review of applications will start on 5/23/2019. Please direct questions to James Hewett (jhewett@syr.edu).

Syracuse University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to equality of opportunity and a diverse work force. Women, military veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Apply Here:  http://www.Click2Apply.net/f6zrsqf2rdbgvct6





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Pennsylvania State University - Assistant Teaching Professor

Assistant Teaching Professor, Forensic Science

The Forensic Science Program under the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the Eberly College of Science at The Pennsylvania State University, located at University Park, PA invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor position. The Forensic Science Program (http://www.forensics.psu.edu) offers both undergraduate and graduate (MPS) degrees, is home to a broad range of resident instruction and distance learning offerings and conducts extramurally funded research. The Program seeks a dynamic and innovative
individual to instruct and develop courses for undergraduate and graduate students. The position requires excellent oral and written communication skills and a willingness to develop collaborations and networks of support within the University, with programs at other institutions, and with law enforcement and crime laboratory professionals. Preference will be given to candidates with a Ph.D., but must have at least an M.S. in Forensic Science, Criminalistics, or other physical/natural science, and a demonstrated capacity for teaching. The ideal applicant should have experience working in a criminalistics/forensic science laboratory (private or government) with a strong foundation in the holistic approach to forensic science.

Applications must be submitted electronically at http://psu.jobs/job/ and include a cover letter highlighting prior professional experience, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, and a list of three to five references. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Jack Hietpas at jzh333@psu.edu. Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. This position is a fixed term, 36-week appointment funded for three years from date of hire.

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BGSU - Forensic Biology Instructor

Bowling Green, OHIO


Faculty POSITION Vacancy Announcement

College of Arts & Sciences

Forensic Science Program &

Department of Biological Sciences


Bowling Green State University is a tier-one, public university serving 19,000 students on two campuses in northwest Ohio. The University has nationally recognized programs and research in the natural and social sciences, education, arts, business, health and wellness, humanities and applied technologies. BGSU seeks talented individuals to join our community in Bowling Green, Ohio, recognized as one of the “Best College Towns of America.”


Position Summary


Instructor, Forensic Biology. The Forensic Science Program and the Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowling Green State University is seeking to fill an Instructor position in Forensic Biology. The successful candidate will have forensic science bench experience, testimony experience, and a primary interest area in forensic DNA analysis. This is a fiscal year appointment.


Primary Responsibilities


- Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in forensic biology and related fields; supervising master’s students; securing and sponsoring internships

- Engaging in research that leads to publications in peer-reviewed journals;

- Participating in service at the Department, College, and University level.


Minimum Qualifications


- Doctorate degree in molecular biology or a field related to forensic science (e.g., toxicology)

- Demonstrated record of research in forensic science (e.g., publications in peer-reviewed journals)

- Documented experience providing expert testimony and conducting casework.


Preferred Qualification

-    College level teaching experience.


Salary & Benefits


Competitive and commensurate with peer institution levels for rank and position in keeping with candidate’s experience and credentials. Full benefits package available.



Expected Start Date


July 1, 2019.


Credentials Required for Application


- Cover letter, detailing forensic science, teaching, and research experiences

- Curriculum vitae

- A statement of teaching and research interests

- One or more pdf files of publications within the last 3 years

- Names and contact information of three individuals who will be asked to provide current (dated within the past year) letters of references

- A statement of contributions and commitment to diversity in higher education

- Transcripts showing highest degree earned  


Application Process


For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Bowling Green State University, please call 419-372-8421.


Application deadline is February 20, 2019.


Additional Information

The forensic science program at BGSU is unique in that there is an Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) crime laboratory and investigation facility on the BGSU campus, as well as a partnership between BCI and BGSU in the form of the Center for the Future of Forensic Science. This partnership enables BGSU to create and provide the precise curricula and hands-on experience today’s forensic science and criminal investigation employers expect of prospective job candidates. In fact, BCI forensic scientists were consulted in the development of the academic degree programs and helped identify the major’s Ability Based Outcomes (those abilities considered essential for graduates entering the profession).


The Center for the Future of Forensic Science supports research that will lead to new methods for processing and analyzing evidence, generate new understanding of the neurochemistry and toxicities associated with substances of abuse and so much more. These efforts in teaching and research place the State of Ohio at the forefront of forensic science. The Center is dedicated to assisting BGSU and BCI in obtaining its mission to foster innovative forensic scientific research and to create training opportunities for forensic science professionals and students in forensic science-related fields.


For further information about the position or the program, contact Dr. Jon E. Sprague, jesprag@bgsu.edu; (419) 372-0224.


BGSU policy requires finalists to authorize and pass a background check prior to receiving an offer of employment. An official transcript showing the terminal degree is also required.


Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.




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ORAU - Multiple Openings

Oak Ridge Associated Universities has many openings recently posted, including:

Latent Print Examiner
Basic Latent Print Technician
Senior Latent Print Technician
Next Generation ID Technician
Biologist Technician
Forensic Examiner - DNA
Forensic Examiner - Latent Print

To apply or for more information, please visit ORAU.


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Iowa Department of Public Safety - Forensic Science Technician

Forensic Science Technician


$39,395.20 - $58,385.60 Annually


Ankeny - 50023 - Polk County, IA

Job Type



595 Iowa Department of Public Safety

Job Number



11/25/2018 11:59 PM Central

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Point of Contact

Paul Bush at bush@dps.state.ia.us

Job Description

This position will encompass several duties as described. Performs a variety of routine standardized tests and analysis in direct support of forensic laboratory examinations under close supervision. Responsible for providing technical support to the laboratory by the preparation of reagents, sampling and preparation of items for further forensic examination, chemical and biological waste management, supply ordering and inventory control, safety program duties and case related data entry using the applicable computer database. Responsible for the care, custody and maintenance of evidence submitted by law enforcement agencies. Performs screening tests on sampled items and documents results.

Operates analytical laboratory instrumentation under supervision and assembles resulting data. Triages evidence coming into the laboratory, and performs sample accessioning, data entry and conversion of paper files into electronically formatted files. Provides testimony in court on work performed as requested. Ability to pass a thorough background check performed by the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Applicants are encouraged to upload cover letter and resume to NEO GOV. 

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must possess an associate's degree with an emphasis in laboratory technology, chemistry, biology, physics, or a related field to qualify for positions in this job classification.

For additional information, please click on the link in NEO GOV (State of Iowa Department of Administrative Services website for job openings) to view the job description for Forensic Science Technician.


State of Iowa


595 Iowa Department of Public Safety


215 E 7th St

Des Moines, Iowa, 50319




To apply go to this website:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/iowa  on the NEO GOV system underneath job vacancy #19-01023


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Ohio State Highway Patrol (Columbus) - Criminalist


Criminalist (180004TI) https://dasstateoh.taleo.net/careersection/oh_ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=180004TI&tz=GMT-05%3A00
Ohio Department of Public Safety - Ohio State Highway Patrol

Report in Location:  1583 Alum Creek Drive, Columbus, OH 43209

Work Hours:   8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (Subject to Call)

Performs analytical testing on crime-related evidence provided by law enforcement officers. Performs analysis on drugs, urine, blood, physical evidence, etc. Evaluates data & develops opinions based on knowledge, skills & sound analytical processes. 

Provides court testimony as an expert witness; provides court support for law enforcement officers; assists & trains officers in crime laboratory techniques & analytical methods. Maintains & orders necessary chemicals, containers & supplies used in the crime laboratory. 

Prepares laboratory reports for use by law enforcement officers & appropriate courts of law. Researches & interprets current literature concerning trends & changes in laws as applied to crime laboratory analytical methods. Prepares management reports concerning crime laboratory operations & results. Performs other related duties as required.

Completion of undergraduate core program in forensic science, biology or chemistry with coursework to include forensic science, analytical chemistry & law enforcement; 1 yr. pertinent laboratory experience commensurate with job duties to be performed as outlined per approved position description on file; valid driver's license.
-Or equivalent of Minimum Class Qualifications for Employment noted above.
Major Worker Characteristics: 
Knowledge of:  Safety practices (i.e., laboratory safety practices); Agency policies & procedures (e.g., standard operating procedures, guidelines & standard methods applicable to Highway Patrol Crime Laboratory*); Natural sciences (i.e., chemistry, chemical analyses, biology & physics); Employee training development*; Government structure & process; Law (federal); Inventory control; Employee Training*.
Skill in:  Equipment operations (e.g., use & operation of laboratory equipment such as gas chromatograph, mass spectrometer, infrared spectrometer, computer keyboard with video display terminal microscope techniques & all other laboratory equipment.
Ability to:  Understand abstract field of study; Add, subtract, multiply & divide whole numbers; Prepare meaningful, concise & accurate reports; Gather, collate, & classify information; Handle sensitive inquiries from & contacts with officials & general public; Demonstrate manual dexterity; Works alone on tasks.
(*) Developed after employment.
Supplemental Information: 


For positions in Ohio State Highway Patrol – Toxicology section only, must obtain Ohio Department of Health licensure & certification per OAC 3701-53-07 within twelve (12) months of employment, when required. Failure to obtain &/or maintain licensure & certification, when required is cause for removal.


Exposed to hazardous chemicals; may be exposed to human body parts; may be exposed to explosives; may be exposed to bio-hazardous materials (e.g., blood, urine); requires travel; may be on-call 24 hours/day, 7 days a week.

•This position may be filled by a layoff or certification eligibility list.

•This position will be filled in accordance with the bargaining agreement if applicable.

Background Check Information
•A BCI and FBI fingerprint check, a background check, including a polygraph examination, may be required on all selected applicants. 
•A comparative analysis and/or drug-test may be a requirement of the hiring process.

Primary Location: United States of America-OHIO-Franklin County
Work Locations: HP Alum Creek Facility 1583 Alum Creek Dr  Columbus 43209
Organization: Public Safety
Classified Indicator: Classified
Bargaining Unit / Exempt: Bargaining Unit
Schedule: Full-time
Work Hours: Work hours listed above
Compensation: $26.42 per hour
Unposting Date: Oct 18, 2018, 10:59:00 PM
Job Function: Laboratory


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Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab (OH) - Firearms Examiner

We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced individual for the position of Firearms Examiner with the Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio.  This is not an entry level position; previous casework is essential.  This is a civilian position assisting in law enforcement investigations.  The laboratory performs case work for numerous agencies throughout Southwestern Ohio. 


Position Description


Perform examination and comparison on firearm cases such as homicides, assaults, weapon offenses, and burglaries.  This includes, but is not limited to, function test on weapons, comparison of fired and unfired ammunition components, and serial number restoration.


Provide submitting agencies with a report of findings and provide expert testimony in court when required.  Maintain a good working relationship with our customers.  May be required to assist law enforcement agencies at crime scenes


Maintain a good working environment which includes:  keeping updated logs for casework, reagents, QC, instrumentation and equipment; assuring that methods and procedures are current; routinely decontaminating work surfaces and equipment; maintaining equipment and instrumentation; preparing reagents; stocking chemicals and supplies.


Must stay abreast of developments in the areas of firearms by reading current scientific literature and by attending lectures, meetings, seminars, and training sessions.


Provide training to area law enforcement and medical personnel on the proper collection and handling of firearm related evidence


Preferred Qualifications


  • Five years of experience as a fully trained firearms examiner with an accredited laboratory
  • Possess good communication skills



Minimum Qualifications


  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Three years of experience in a forensic laboratory



Conditions of Employment


  • Candidates must undergo a criminal background check
  • Candidates may be drug tested during their employment
  • Candidates must provide a copy of their college transcripts and their degree at their interview
  • The hired individual must successfully complete a training period and competency tests
  • The hired individual is considered a probationary employee for one year from their start date



Salary Range


$75,000 - $100,000


How to Apply


Applications can be filled out and printed at



Please send a completed application and a C.V. to:


     Heather Antonides - Laboratory Supervisor

     Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory

     361 West Third St.

     Dayton,  OH  45402




Montgomery County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory Bureau (Wausau) - Crime Laboratory Manager

  • Crime Laboratory Manager - Re-Announcement
Job Announcement Code(s): 18-02452

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Crime Laboratory Manager

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting salary will be between $36.00 - $44.24 per hour ($74,880 - $92,019.20 annually), plus excellent benefits. This position is in pay schedule 81, range 02. A two-year Career Executive trial period may be required. Pay for former and current state employees will be made in accordance to the current State of Wisconsin Compensation Plan.
Donna Marchese, Human Resources Specialist, Senior, 608-266-0619, marchesedp@doj.state.wi.us
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
The previous publication date was August 24, 2018. The previous deadline date was September 18, 2018. Applicants that previously applied do not need to resubmit materials.
Assessment Information:
Preview Assessment  

The Department of Justice is recruiting for a Forensic Program Chief for our Wausau Crime Laboratory. The Division of Law Enforcement Services, Crime Laboratory Bureau encompasses three laboratories accredited by ANAB/LAB and provides a variety of services and supports 72 counties, including crime scene response, and supports 72 counties.

The Department of Justice provides legal advice and representation, criminal investigations and various law enforcement and victim services for the State of Wisconsin. Learn more about us at www.doj.state.wi.us.

Position Summary

This position functions as the site manager for the Wausau Crime Laboratory. Responsibilities for this position include: development and implementation of rules, policies, and procedures; planning and coordination of the crime laboratory’s service delivery and accreditation; supervision and management of all staff and fiscal resources allocated to the laboratory; and implementation of customer and public relations activities.

Special Notes:   

The Department of Justice does not sponsor work visas. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete the required Employment Eligibility Form I-9.

An extensive background check will be conducted on applicants prior to selection. Upon hire, all new DOJ employees will be fingerprinted.


Minimally qualified candidates will have professional work experience in the following areas:

-  Working in an ISO/ASCLD accredited laboratory.
-  Supervising and managing staff, such as planning and coordinating work flow, evaluation performance, and making hiring recommendations.
-  Formulating and/or implementing rules and policies.

In addition to the qualifications above, however not required, well-qualified candidates will also have:

  • -  Knowledge of ISO 17025:2005 and ASCLD/LAB accreditation.
  • -  Experience managing a scientific laboratory, such as developing operating budgets, oversight of facility repairs, and reviewing fiscal statements.
  • -  Experience providing court testimony.

How To Apply:   

Apply online! Click the “Login to Apply” button at the top of this announcement. You will be required to submit an experience/job narrative addressing the qualifications listed about, along with a resume. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the process.

NOTE: Current State Career Executive employees interested in applying, need to e-mail your cover letter and resume to marchesedp@doj.state.wi.us prior to the deadline listed above.

If you do not currently have a wisc.jobs account, you will need to create one. For instructions on how to create an account, click here. Application materials will not be accepted if received in an e-mail, fax or as a hard copy. NOTE: Current/former State employees interested in a permissive transfer, demotion or reinstatement consideration must also apply.



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