Forensic Scientist Job Description

A forensic scientist is a skilled professional who performs investigations and analyses relating to crimes.

They typically work for the government, law enforcement, and forensic laboratories.

A forensic scientist must be trained in the scientific method, which is a set of steps scientists use to investigate and analyze.

Forensic scientist jobs may require a master's degree in forensic biology, chemistry, or physics.

Graduate programs in forensic science also offer internships and practicums for students to get a taste of the working world prior to entering the job market.

Forensic scientists often work with law enforcement personnel to investigate crime scenes.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for Forensic Scientists to work with us in our lab to help solve crimes.

Forensic Scientist Duties:

  • Participate in crime scene investigations and laboratory examinations
  • Review and analyze crime scene evidence
  • Act as a liaison between law enforcement and scientific communities
  • Interpret forensic evidence findings
  • Develop theories of crime causation and dispute
  • Provide expert testimony in court

Forensic Scientist Responsibilities:

  • Perform physical and technical examinations of evidence in investigating crimes and incidents, as well as by conducting scientific research and analysis of complex evidence
  • Proven expertise in the use of various scientific instruments and techniques, including microscopy, flotation, chromatography, electrophoresis, spectroscopy, gas chromatography, and other laboratory techniques
  • Develop and publish research papers, monographs, and other technical reports
  • Attend scientific seminars and meetings to communicate research and knowledge to the scientific community
  • Host educational programs for law enforcement officers on best practices
  • Attend and present at professional conferences
  • Attend and present at internal training sessions

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in science, engineering, or mathematics
  • 3+ years proven experience in a forensic or environmental laboratory setting
  • Experience in forensic chemistry, toxicology, biology, or forensic science
  • Strong laboratory and data management skills
  • Knowledge of OSHA

[Company Name] is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that a diverse and inclusive team makes us stronger. We are committed to building a team that reflects the diversity of our community and encourages applications from people of all backgrounds, religions, nationalities, genders and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.