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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: June 30, 2021

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is currently accepting applications for the Crime Laboratory Analyst Pool.

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;
  • Use modern extraction techniques and real time qPCR as well as capillary electrophoresis and computer software to develop DNA profiles; and
  • Make comparisons between evidentiary and known profiles, utilize probabilistic genotyping software and interact with CODIS.
  • 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; and
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.


  • A bachelor’s or advanced degree in a biology, chemistry or forensic science-related area from an accredited college or university with completion of at least 20 credit hours in biology or chemistry-related coursework graded at a “C” or better. A minimum of 12 credit hours in college coursework (graduate or undergraduate level) graded at a “C” or better covering the subject areas of statistics (or population genetics), biochemistry, genetics and molecular biology (molecular genetics or recombinant DNA technology) is required. If courses are not specifically named molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or statistics (or population genetics) on the transcripts, then a course description from the university for the 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: March 3, 2021

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