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Criminalist, II (Molecular Genetics)

Office of Chief Medical Examiner, New York, New York

Salary: $70,349.00 - $70,349.00 per year

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

The Office of Chief Medical Examiner investigates cases of persons who die within New York City from criminal violence, by accident, by suicide, suddenly when in apparent health, when unattended by a physician, in a correctional facility or in any suspicious or unusual manner or where an application is made pursuant to law for a permit to cremate a body of a person.

Under the general direction of the Director of the Molecular Genetics Laboratory and specifically under the supervision of a Research Scientist, III, selected candidate will be responsible for assisting in conducting scientific analyses and quality control tasks performed on biological specimens brought to the Molecular Genetics Laboratory of the Office of Chief Medical Examiner for the City of New York. The most eligible candidate will possess the technical skills listed and also the potential to exemplify this agency’s core values of “Integrity, Dedication and putting the Agency First”.

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Duties:

Typical tasks include but are not limited to the following:
  • Participates in Casework rotation: performs sample accession and processing and case sign-in and intake database review; performs sample cutting and extraction, DNA quantitation and DNA sample preparation for casework testing; performs Sanger and next-generation sequencing procedures and data analysis; performs administrative review of case reports.
  • Participates in Quality Control rotation: performs instrument maintenance and performance check; conducts Laboratory cleaning and reagents/supplies inventory and preparation.
  • Participates in validation rotation conducts validation projects and provides validation plan and summary.
  • Participates the training and competency assessment program
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college, with specialization in criminalistics, forensic science, chemistry, biology, physics, molecular genetics, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, entomology, anthropology, ecology or a closely related scientific or engineering field.
For Assignment to Assignment Level I - B
  • In addition to meeting the "Qualification Requirements For All Assignment Levels" above, to be assigned to Assignment Level I-B individuals must have at least one year of satisfactory full-time experience in criminalistics, forensic science or analytic chemistry, or a satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience.
In addition to meeting the "Qualification Requirements" above, to be assigned to Assignment Level II, individuals must have one of the following:
  • One year of experience gained as a Criminalist at Assignment Level I-B; or 2. One additional year of qualifying experience in criminalistics or forensic science, for a total of two years of such experience;
  • or
  • A satisfactory combination of education and experience totaling two years of experience as described above.
In addition to meeting the "Qualification Requirements" for Assignment Level I-B above, to be assigned to Assignment Level III, individuals must have one of the following:
  • Two years of experience gained as a Criminalist at Assignment Level I-B and/or II;
  • or
  • Two additional years of qualifying experience in criminalistics or forensic science, for a total of three years of such experience;
  • or
  • A satisfactory combination of education and experience totaling three years of experience as described above.
For Assignment to Assignment Level IV, In addition to meeting the "Qualification Requirements" for Assignment Level I-B above, to be assigned to Assignment Level IV, individuals must have one of the following:
  • 1. hree years of experience gained as a Criminalist at Assignment Level I-B, II, and /or III;
  • or
  • Three additional years of experience in criminalistics or forensic science, for a total of four years of such experience;
  • or
  • 3. A satisfactory combination of education and experience totaling four years of experience, as described above.

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Posted: October 28, 2021

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