Employment Opportunity

Forensic Scientist - DNA

Utah Department of Public Safety, Cedar City, Utah

Salary: May be filled with a Forensic Scientist I $23.19, Forensic Scientist II $25.86 or Senior Forensic Scientist $28.82

Final Filing Date: May 16, 2021

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Principal duties
  • Perform scientific examination and analysis of biological evidence.
  • Screening of biological fluids using serological techniques.
  • Perform DNA analysis using Polymerase Chain Reaction/Short Tandem Repeats
  • (PCR/STR) based methods and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) methods.
  • Produce technical reports based on findings
  • Act as an expert witness in court of law.


  • BA/BS degree in a natural science.
  • BA/BS degree must have included and successfully completed work in the
  • following clearly defined courses: Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry,
  • and Statistics/Population Genetics
  • Must pass a comprehensive background investigation as well as a polygraph examination and drug test.
The Ideal Candidate
  • Will have knowledge of forensic DNA principles, laboratory techniques and technology.
  • Will have knowledge of the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), Short Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis, and capillary electrophoresis methods.
  • Will have knowledge of biological evidence collection and preservation techniques, rules of evidence, forensic serology, basic human anatomy and physiology.
  • Will be familiar with database applications such as LIMS and CODIS.

May be filled with a Forensic Scientist I $23.19, Forensic Scientist II $25.86 or Senior Forensic Scientist $28.82.

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Posted: May 3, 2021

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