Employment Opportunity

Forensic Technician

Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory, Dayton, Ohio

Salary: $17.00 per hour with benefits

Final Filing Date: Applications will be accepted until filled

The Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory (MVRCL) is located in Dayton, Ohio. We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual for a full-time position in the Forensic Toxicology Section. The MVRCL serves approximately 110 law enforcement agencies in southwest Ohio and over 40 coroner’s offices throughout Ohio. The annual Laboratory case load is about 18,000 cases.

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  • This position requires evidence handling to include accessioning antemortem and postmortem samples received daily from our customers and beginning the chain of custody within the toxicology section.
  • The employee will also be trained in the use of clinical analyzers commonly used in the laboratory.
  • The employee will be responsible for managing evidence in the laboratory including sealing completed cases and aiding the forensic toxicologists with their evidence needs.
  • The employee will also prepare tissue homogenates when requested.
  • Additional duties include, but are not limited to, providing testimony as a factual expert witness in a court of law, preparing solutions, maintaining equipment, and assisting the forensic toxicologists when necessary.
  • The technician is required to work with hazardous chemicals and lift moderate weights.


  • An Associate’s degree in a natural science or related field
  • Laboratory experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and work as a team member
  • Proficient with computers and software
  • Valid driver’s license and motor vehicle insurance

Applicants are subject to a background check, fingerprints, and drug screen.

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How to apply: Complete and print the application

Mail the application along with a resume and college transcript to:

    Heather Antonides (antonidesh@mcohio.org)
    Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory
    361 W. Third St. Dayton, OH 45402

Posted: October 29, 2019

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