Employment Opportunity

Forensic Biologist Supervisor

Dallas County Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Dallas, Texas

Salary: $,.96 - $8,325.08 per month

Oversees and directs the daily operations of the Unit including staff training and development quality control and quality assurance casework management and instrument development, implementation and validation. Evaluates analytical procedures and recommends emerging technology and industry standard changes that impact budgetary planning initiatives. Assists with budget development. Oversees on-call emergency services.

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  • Provides supervisory and technical review of casework collaborates with internal staff and external agencies regarding all aspects of the laboratory including responding to complaints or concerns and participating in courtroom procedures maintains consistency of operations with industry standards and compliance within ASCLDLAB accreditation guidelines recommends changes to optimize staffing and increase utilization of other resources.
  • Maintains proficiency and knowledge of current analytical technology and instrumental methodology performs testing, as needed.
  • Oversees development and validation of new analytical procedures including changes in methods, instrumentation and validation plans.
  • Designs, develops and implements quality control and quality assurance programs monitors laboratory services maintains Quality Management Program standards.
  • Directs andor performs, as needed, all maintenance, calibration, troubleshooting, and repair of specialized laboratory instrumentation monitors and evaluates instrument operations to ensure accuracy and reduce downtime.
  • Provides guidance to medical examiners, law enforcement officials and others in the area of forensic testing as it relates to the interpretation of drugs and related materials prepares and submits reports to Section Chief or Director, as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
  • Education and experience equivalent to a Ph.D. Degree in Molecular Biology, or a related area of biology or chemistry, or in a related field of study. A minimum of 12 credit hours of graduate or undergraduate coursework in biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and statistics and/or population genetics.
  • Experience in laboratory management preferred.
  • Must be accepted by the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.
  • Extensive, current knowledge of the principles and techniques of genetics and molecular biology; ability to effectively direct the operations of a molecular biology laboratory; skilled in budgetary management and grant administration; detailed understanding of evidence handling procedures; ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, departments and the general public.
  • This position requires successful completion of an extensive background investigation.
  • Must have a valid Texas Drivers License and good driving record. Will be required to provide a copy of 10-year driving history. Must maintain a good driving record and remain in compliance with Article II, Subdivision II of Chapter 90 of the Dallas County Code.
  • Must possess reliable transportation.
  • Work is performed in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazard.
  • Must possess manual dexterity and visual acuity sufficient to accurately execute standard protocols.
  • Moderate lifting up to 50 lbs., unassisted

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Posted: April 22, 2021

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