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Forensic Scientists investigate crimes by collecting and analyzing physical evidence at the crime scene. Resumes for this position showcase such responsibilities as preparing biological specimens for appropriate tests; performing testing and analyzing of blood, urine, and oral fluid samples for specific drugs; and performing and recording results of appropriate quality control values for assays. A minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related field is required to become a Forensic Scientist, though example resumes show that some specialties require graduate work.

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Forensic Scientist Ii

Tested biological fluids and hair specimens for drugs of abuse on GC/MS and HPLC/MS/MS in the nation's largest forensic toxicology laboratory (SAMHSA certified, SIX SIGMA quality)

  • Analyzed data using AGILENT, THERMO, and AB SCIEX software
  • Performed laboratory procedures including specimen handling, solid and liquid phase extraction techniques, instrumental analysis, calibration, and quality control evaluation
  • Reviewed and reported QC and sample test results
  • Documented all instrument and procedural calibrations according to SOP, performed maintenance and troubleshooting including cleaning MS sources and components, and replacing columns, lines, and septa
  • Documented all corrective actions taken when systems deviated from established laboratory specifications and investigated root causes of problems
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Chemistry
BS
Kinesiology
2

Forensic Scientist (competitive Internship)

Performed walkthrough investigations and substantive research, documented findings and observations of international data, discussed recommendations with the directing Professor, and prepared presentations and gave presented advice to the National Science Council.

  • Managed Taiwan's new DUI and DUID projects on resolving high DUI fatality issues and assessed the impact of new DUI and DUID laws on the Taiwanese people.
  • Performed statistical analysis to compare pre- and post- fatality rates of DUI cases.
  • Presented data, analysis, and recommendations on DUI fatalities to Taiwan's National Science Council.
  • Participated in an internal forensic research co-sourcing project.
Candidate Info
5
months in
workforce
2
months
at this job
BA
Human Resource Management
3

Forensic Scientist III

Performed specialized forensic evaluations of physical evidence collected by the police department.

  • Provided subject matter expertise during investigations.
  • Build and maintained cross-functional relationships with police officers, attorneys, and industry resources.
  • Educated police officers on scientific findings and relevance as it relates to specific cases.
  • Provided testimony as subject matter expert in court appearances.
  • Prepared and delivered officer training and orientation on a wide range of subjects.
Candidate Info
20
years in
workforce
6
months
at this job
HS
Clinical Rotations
BS
Biology
Community Health
4

Forensic Scientist

Conduct routine confirmatory drug analysis for employers and government agencies

  • Analyze extractions for urine, blood, hair, and oral specimens in a timely manner in order to provide patients with rapid responses for important health questions
  • Perform parallel/linearity studies, validations, data collection/interpretation, and audits/inspections, GC/MS, GC-NPD, LC, HPLC, TDX, & AA methodologies; Provide expert testimonies as needed
  • Recognized as an outstanding team member for speed and accuracy; selected to train new employees, developed training manual/SOP
Candidate Info
37
years in
workforce
29
years
at this job
BA
Applied Behavior Science
MA
Professional Counseling
Medical Laboratory Technology
5

Forensic Scientist

  • Forensic analysis of items seized at international ports of entry. Authored time-sensitive laboratory reports.
  • Appointed member of design team for new [company name] laboratory (commissioned May 2009), incorporating improved energy reduction and security parameters.
  • Developed and authored a CBP method for covert sampling and rapid field-screening of petroleum distillates.
  • Responsible for the installation, characterization, and maintenance of forensic laboratory instrumentation.
Candidate Info
4
years in
workforce
10
months
at this job
BS
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
MA
Energy Management
6

Forensic Scientist II

Analyzed, interpreted and reported results of trace and GSR evidence submissions via computer-controlled SEM

  • Authored reports communicating results of forensic analyses
  • Communicated analysis results to investigating officers, commonwealth attorneys, and defense attorneys
  • Trained law enforcement officers on the meaning and value of GSR evidence
  • Ensured secure receipt and return of evidence
  • Testified as Expert Witness in Virginia Superior Courts on results of forensic analysis
Candidate Info
15
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
C
Real Estate Appraisal
BS
Textile Chemistry
7

Forensic Scientist

Performed forensic examinations, prepared casework, and provided courtroom testimony in the controlled substances and blood alcohol sections of the laboratory.

  • Operation, interpretation, quality assurance, and maintenance of GC-MS, GC-FID, FTIR microscope, polarized light microscope, and stereomicroscope.
  • Method Validation - Blood alcohol analysis by headspace GC-FID
  • Assisted in the preparation and upkeep of laboratory documents including standard operating procedures, training manuals, and QC/reagent/maintenance logs.
  • Maintained strict chain of custody logs when in possession of highly sensitive criminal evidence.
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Chemistry
MS
Organic Chemistry
8

Forensic Scientist

Served as the primary forensic scientific advisor to [company name] staff.

  • Responsible for the training and education of PDSDC staff on relevant forensic disciplines.
  • Analyzed and interpreted forensic DNA and non-DNA evidence.
  • Served as a liaison between the forensic science community and the PDSDC.
  • Reviewed and critiqued standard operating procedures of forensic DNA laboratories.
  • Mastered the underlying sciences of the major forensic disciplines.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Biology
MS
Genetics
PhD
Genetics
9

Forensic Scientist I

Analyzed evidentiary items for the presence or absence of controlled substances.

  • Answered phone calls and assisted law enforcement officers and court officials with questions.
  • Performed other duties as assigned by the laboratory manager.
  • Performed general lab and safety maintenance.
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
3
months
at this job
BS
Chemistry And Environmental Toxicology
MS
Forensic Science
10

Forensic Scientist

Contributed chemistry expertise to complete urine and blood tests using Liquid Chromatography Mass Spectrometry.

  • Efficiently utilized Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry to test ethylene glycol samples.
  • Proactively analyzed data and documented scientific results within AutoLims.
  • Served as primary point of contact for relaying test results to clients in a timely manner.
Candidate Info
3
months in
workforce
1
month
at this job
BA
Chemistry

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