Employment Opportunity

Morgue Technician

University of Tennessee Forensic Center, Memphis, Tennessee

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Under the direction of the Chief Medical Director, this position oversees the intake and release of decedents in/out of the facility. Assists with preparing bodies for autopsy; assists with eviscerations; maintains specimens, and prepares bodies for the funeral home.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


  • Prepares bodies for postmortem examinations.
  • Washes, dries, measures, and positions bodies.
  • Prepares and preserves tissue and specimens.
  • Assists in body dissection.
  • Lifts and transfers bodies between cart and table.
  • Provides photos and digital documentation of transfer.
  • Ensures proper storage conditions for remains.
  • Collects forensic evidence and maintains chain of custody, as required.
  • Enters evidence information into computer.
  • Cleans and disinfects mortuary equipment and environments.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED. (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)
  • One (1) full-time year of work experience in allied health care and/or performing autopsies;
  • OR
  • Graduate of a Surgical Technology Program. (Previous experience in a medical examiner or coroner's office preferred).

  • Exposure to human remains, forensic instruments, pathogens, chemical or biological hazards, blood, and other body fluids is Required.
  • Knowledge of anatomy is Required.
  • Ability to ensure the integrity of the chain of custody of remains.
  • Ability to handle remains in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Ability to maintains and operate various instruments and equipment.
  • Ability to work with a computer and digital camera.
  • Ability to work in a cool environment.
  • Knowledge of human anatomy, physiology, and medical laboratory procedures.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time, lift, carry, push, pull, bending, sit, climb, and stoop.
  • Ability to lift and/or maneuver bodies and equipment.
  • Ability to properly handle and dispose of hazardous materials.
  • Ability to wear provided personal protective equipment is provided due to exposure to biohazardous and/or chemically hazardous materials.
  • Ability to lift >50 lbs. and maneuver bodies of 300 lbs. or more independently or with assistance.
  • This position may be occasionally required to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • May require occasional overnight travel.

Do you have the Education Required? See available on-line and campus-based degree programs now!

How to apply: Apply online

“I would like to unsubscribe from the Job Alert Emails. I found a job as a Crime Scene Technician through crime-scene-investigator.net!” —Brittney Click to receive job posting alerts

Posted: March 15, 2021

Search for Jobs

NOTE: The crime-scene-investigator.net is not responsible for typographical errors or omissions in employment notices on this web site. Often, employers change final filing dates, change duties and/or requirements, or close employment openings without notice. If you are interested in a job posted on this site be sure to contact the employer to see if changes in the filing date or job announcement have been made. Employers can also provide more information about open positions that does not appear in the announcements on these pages.