Forensic Scientist
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Job Overview

We are looking for an experienced Forensic Scientist with thorough knowledge of forensic techniques to join us. You will be collecting and analyzing crime scene evidence and compiling detailed reports of the same. You should use different forensic techniques such as genetic fingerprinting and DNA profiling to examine the evidence at hand.

Besides examining, you will also be required to present the details of your findings in court. Most importantly, you should be able to maintain confidentiality when dealing with any sensitive information. Apart from your day-to-day duties, you should be able to supervise and provide the necessary support to your team members.

You will be liaising with Police Officers, Investigators, and external agencies to ensure that all lab tests are carried out in a timely fashion. You will also be responsible for retrieving any hidden data from laptops, mobile phones, or other crime scene devices.

Write to us if you can multitask these responsibilities efficiently and in a professional manner.  

Responsibilities

  • Searching, collecting, and analyzing crime scene evidence

  • Preparing and presenting a detailed report of findings

  • Collecting samples such as hair, body fluids, and tissue samples and testing for any inconsistencies

  • Gathering and sorting evidence to be presented in court

  • Verifying the authenticity of documents, samples, and crime recordings

  • Presenting evidence in court and justifying findings during cross-examinations

  • Using analytical techniques like chromatography, genetic fingerprinting, and DNA profiling to analyze forensic findings

  • Retrieving data from electronic devices like mobile phones to support case findings

  • Visiting crime scenes to collect evidence

  • Coordinating with law enforcement personnel to conduct timely forensic examinations

  • Guiding and supervising team members and assistants

  • Maintaining confidentiality of any sensitive information

  • Taking photographs, video recordings of crime scenes and preparing crime scene sketches

  • Explaining the sequence of events upon analyzing crime scene findings

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Science, Biology or relevant field

  • Specialization in DNA analysis, fingerprinting or any other area of Forensic Science preferred

  • Proven work experience in the Forensic laboratory or a similar role in the Healthcare industry

  • Methodical and diligent individual

  • Ability to remain objective and maintain confidentiality

  • Strong analytical mind and problem-solving ability

  • Ability to work for long hours and under pressure

  • Good communication and presentation skills

  • Attention to detail

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