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Forensic Technologist

Houston, TX · Job ID: 9627 · · Industry: Staff Laboratory

Did you know Houston is known as the capital of space exploration? Know what else it's renowned for? Well, yes…the dining, shopping and nightlife are first-rate, but that's not where I was going.  Take a guess! If you guessed new opportunities to advance your Forensic career…then you'd be correct! Congrats! You get a new car! (Just kidding, there's no car for you). 

Lighthouse Lab Services is representing an upcoming Forensic Reference Laboratory that is looking for a few experienced Forensic Technologists to join their team near scenic Houston, TX.  

in this role, you will have the opportunity to perform all of the typical functions of a Forensic Technologist, which includes but not limited to: 

-Testing may include screening for the presence of biological fluids and DNA analysis using Polymerase Chain Reaction/Short Tandem Restraints (PCR/STR) based methods.
-Follows all established protocols and procedures.
-Performs other tasks as deemed necessary by the Forensic Genetics Director.
-Conducts scientific laboratory examinations and analyses of specimens submitted by forensic pathologists and law enforcement officers from medico-legal and criminal cases.
-Prepares written reports that support the analytical findings and provides testimony as an expert witness in legal proceedings.
-Participates in training, competency testing, and proficiency testing according to established protocols.
-Operates and maintains laboratory instruments.
-Assists in ensuring the laboratory remains in compliance with the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD/LAB) accreditation standards and the FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories.
-Maintains American Board of Criminalistics certification and meet ASCLD/LAB standards and the FBI Quality Assurance Standards by attending continuing education/training courses, workshops, seminars, conferences, and professional meetings.
-Follows rigorously all Safety, Method Manual, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control protocols.
-Performs other duties as assigned by the Forensic Genetics Director or the Crime Laboratory Director.

Basic Preferred Profile: 

-MS/BS in Forensic Science or related.
-2+ Years forensic human DNA Crime Laboratory experience Required. 
-Previous experience testing Bone, Dry Blood, and Rape Kits. 
-Previous experience with DNA Extraction, Whole Genome Amplification Required.

Salary and Benefits: 

-Competitive Salary (Depending on Experience)
-Health, Vision & Dental
-Retirement Savings

If you fit the above profile, we'd love to hear from you!

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has over 14 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories. 

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Lighthouse Lab Services is committed to working and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including persons with disabilities. If at any time during the application process, you need an accommodation, please contact recruiting@lighthouselabservices.com for assistance.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

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