Employment Opportunity

Forensic Analyst - Biology

Houston Forensic Science Center, Houston, Texas

Salary: Houston Forensic Science Center offers a competitive salary and benefit package

Final Filing Date: Open until filled

Entry Level

Houston Forensic Science Center is now seeking for a full-time Forensic Analyst in our Biology section.

Duties and Requirements Click to read more


Under the direction of the Manager of Forensic Biology, the analyst
  • Performs routine to moderately complex analysis of biological samples within the Houston Forensic Science Center.
  • Prepares accurate and precise notes and technical reports.
  • Performs maintenance, calibration, and quality control on scientific instruments.
  • Provides technical assistance to police officers, member of the District Attorney’s office, and other members of law enforcement agencies and the criminal justice community.
  • Testifies as an expert witness regarding the scientific conclusions obtained from analysis.
  • Partners with management and other staff to ensure other tasks are completed as assigned.


  • The position requires a bachelor’s degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, from an accredited college/university (transcripts required). Subjects providing a basic understanding of forensic DNA analysis, as well as courses or training in statistics and population genetics as it applies to forensic DNA analysis are strongly preferred. A skills assessment will be given to evaluate knowledge level. A Master's degree is strongly preferred.
  • Experience working in a DNA/Biology forensic environment is strongly preferred. Previous analytical experience in a forensic DNA laboratory specifically with GlobalFiler® analysis is strongly preferred. Certification or the ability to quickly gain certification is also required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well with all levels of employees and outside contacts
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, troubleshoot effectively and make timely and sound decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with details
  • Proven expertise in Microsoft Office applications is a plus.

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How to apply: Apply online

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Posted: December 30, 2021

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