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Forensic Analyst (Missing Persons Unit)

University of North Texas at Dallas

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Posting Title Forensic Analyst (Missing Persons Unit)
Department HSC-Center for Human ID-304600
Job Location Fort Worth
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Retirement Eligibility TRS Eligible
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Salary Information Grade 10
Department Summary The Center for Human Identification (CHI) is an accredited forensic laboratory on the campus of The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. With funding from the State of Texas and various Federal Government agencies, CHI supports forensic DNA testing, anthropological examinations, local CODIS operations, training, and various research and development initiatives. CHI also manages the Texas Missing Persons DNA Database.
Position Overview Perform forensic lab duties that include extraction and amplification analysis of data.

Additional Posting Details

Minimum Qualifications

BA/BS in biology, chemistry or forensic science related discipline; completed nine credit hours of college coursework (preferably at the graduate level) in molecular biology, genetics, and biochemistry; and completed a three semester credit hour (or equivalent) college level statistics course from an accredited university or a program approved by the Texas Forensic Science Commission.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Preferred Qualifications
Required License / Registration / Certification Texas Forensic Science Commission license.
Work Schedule 8a-5p, M-F
Driving University Vehicle No
Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position.
EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title Forensic Analyst
Physical Requirements Carrying, Cleaning, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Reaching, Writing, Grasp, Ability to communicate

Job Duties

o Complete training and demonstrate competency in technologies and procedures utilized by UNTCHI.
o Perform casework examination following all quality assurance policies and procedures.
o Perform evidence examination and documentation.
o Conduct DNA analysis procedures including DNA extraction, DNA quantification, amplification, sequencing, and capillary electrophoresis.
o Perform autosomal STR, Y-STR, and mitochondrial DNA analysis on missing persons casework samples.
o Perform technical review, genetic comparisons including kinship analysis, statistical calculations and report generation.
o Provide expert witness testimony as required.
o Maintain proficiency in autosomal STR, Y-STR, and mitochondrial DNA analysis procedures and data analysis.
o Meet continuing education requirements and review current scientific literature.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S7625P
Position End Date (if temporary)
Special Instructions to Applicants Employment at HSC’s Center for Human Identification is contingent upon your agreement to provide a DNA sample for purposes of quality control to detect sample contamination.
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