Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist DNA

Utah Department of Public Safety, Salt Lake County, Utah

Salary: May be filled with a Forensic Scientist I $22.62, Forensic Scientist II $25.23 or Senior Forensic Scientist $28.12 per hour

Final Filing Date: September 30, 2018

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Perform scientific examination and analysis of biological evidence.
  • Screening of biological fluids using DNA analysis using Polymerase Chain Reaction/Short Tandem Repeats (PCR/STR) based methods.
  • Produce technical reports based on findings
  • Act as an expert witness in court of law.


  • BA/BS degree in a natural science.
  • Molecular Biology/Genetics/Biochemistry/Statistics (or Population Statistics).
  • Must pass a comprehensive background investigation as well as a polygraph examination and drug test.
The Ideal Candidate
  • Will have knowledge of forensic DNA principles, laboratory techniques and technology.
  • Will have knowledge of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Short Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis, and capillary electrophoresis methods.
  • Will have knowledge of biological evidence collection and preservation techniques, rules of evidence, forensic serology, basic human anatomy and physiology.
  • Will be familiar with database applications such as LIMS and CODIS.
  • ?Will be a member in one or more professional forensic organizations and certification in a related area from the American Board of Criminalistics.

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How to apply: Apply online

Posted: September 11, 2018

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