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Crime Laboratory Analyst - Biology/DNA, Database

Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Ft. Myers, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee and Tampa, Florida

Salary: $50,948.00

Final Filing Date: December 31, 2019

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Conduct independent, complex, and detailed analysis to screen for the presence of various bodily fluid stains and other biological material.
  • Modern extraction techniques and real time qPCR as well as capillary electrophoresis and computer software are used to develop DNA profiles.
  • Make comparisons between evidentiary and known profiles, utilize probabilistic genotyping software and interact with CODIS.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of the terminology, principles and analytical techniques used in the analysis of physical evidence as it applies to the forensic laboratory.
  • Knowledge of the procedure for packaging, handling and preserving evidence.
  • Skill in the use of scientific laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to analyze results, formulate conclusions and present findings verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to give sworn testimony as an expert witness in court.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A bachelor or advanced degree in physical, biological or forensic science from an accredited college or university with completion of at least 20 credit hours in physical or biological science-related coursework graded at a ā€œCā€ or better.
  • A minimum of 9 credit hours of college coursework (graduate or undergraduate level) graded at a ā€œCā€ or better covering the subject areas of biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology (molecular genetics or recombinant DNA technology) is required.
  • If courses are not specifically named molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics on the transcripts, then a course description from the university for the time period the course was taken must be provided with the application and a syllabus for the course must be available upon request to be considered for the position.

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Posted: August 27, 2019

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