Employment Opportunity

Crime Lab DNA Analyst

Charlotte Police Department, Charlotte, North Carolina

Salary: $67,194

Final Filing Date: August 20, 2017

This is a technical and advanced professional level laboratory position responsible for processing and analyzing physical evidence in the Biology Section of an ASCLD/LAB - International accredited crime laboratory.

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  • Performs complex laboratory analyses of biological evidence obtained from crime scenes or elsewhere; uses advanced laboratory techniques, materials, and analytical instrumentationin the analysis and typing of DNA from body fluids and tissues.
  • Interprets results, formulates independent conclusions and prepares reports of findings for use by the criminal justice system.
  • Provides expert testimony in court relating to results of analyses; provides technical advice and guidance to laboratory personnel and members of the criminal justice system in forensic matters.
  • Follows quality control procedures and ensures that all work is performed in accordance with laboratory procedures, state and federal regulations, ASCLD/LAB-International accreditation standards and the FBI’s Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories.
  • Performs quality assurance and quality control checks; Assists with the maintenance and calibration of complex laboratory equipment;
  • Maintains safe conditions in the laboratory;
  • Performs related work as required.


  • B.A./B.S. or advanced degree or its equivalent in abiology, chemistry, or forensic science-related area and successful completion of 12 semester or equivalent credit hours from a combination of coursework covering the subject areas of biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology and college coursework or training that covers the subject area of statistics and/or population genetics.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of documented, forensic human-DNA laboratory experience in an ASCLD/LAB-International or ISO/IEC 17025accredited crime laboratory;
  • Knowledge of the principles, methods, equipment, and current techniques used in forensic evidence testing;
  • Knowledge of the methods used in collecting and preserving physical evidence, maintaining legal chain of custody and presenting such evidence in court as an expert witness;
  • Knowledge of Quality Control procedures and Quality Assurance principles; knowledge of ASCLD/LAB - Internationaland ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation requirements;
  • Ability to communicate effectively, to formulate and present ideas in an effective manner and to create comprehensive understandable reports of findings;
  • Ability to follow oral and written procedures and policies and the ability to read and comprehend authoritative directives, laws, and ordinances;
  • Reports directly to the Chief Criminalist in the Biology Section.

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Posted: July 26, 2017

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