Signature Science, LLC
  • - VA-Charlottesville
  • Charlottesville, VA, USA
  • Full Time

Position Name: Forensic DNA Analyst
16-0907-01_CHO_Forensic DNA Analyst                                      
 
Job Location: Charlottesville, VA
Start Date: ASAP
Number of Openings: One
Education:  Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in forensics, chemistry, biology, or related discipline
Years of experience: 3 to 5 years
 
Required Skills: 

  • Experience with Genemapper ID and/or Genemapper ID-X software platforms
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Make sound scientific decisions with regard to DNA test interpretation
  • Effectively communicate both orally and in writing

 Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform DNA analysis on samples with diverse matrices and various levels of template DNA to include touch DNA samples.
  • Extract DNA using multiple extraction procedures, quantify on a Real-Time PCR instrument, amplify using current, validated amplification kits, and analyze samples on current genetic analyzer platforms
  • Utilize and maintain a variety of modern scientific equipment such as Real-Time PCR, thermal cyclers, and genetic analyzers
  • Perform statistical analysis and interpretation of DNA results from diverse matrices and DNA template level for both single source and mixture results
  • Incorporate and expand quality assurance principles into the laboratory operation
  • Prepare forensic reports
  • Maintain chain of custody 

Clearance Status:
This position requires that the candidate be willing and able to complete a successful background screening for a security clearance. Candidates with an active security clearance will receive preference.
 
Citizenship Status:
U.S. Citizen




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