Sponsor: Rubicon Genomics
Recording Date: 2/19/2014
Recording Time: 1 hour
Training the Fellow must successfully complete:
• Comprehensive training program in forensic serology and DNA analysis in accordance with established training procedures.
• Training in laboratory management, quality assurance, methods development and validation.
• In collaboration with the Molecular Genetics Laboratory of the Baylor College of Medicine, training in methodologies and interpretation of molecular genetics
Principal Job Tasks – Forensic Genetics:
May conduct scientific laboratory examinations and analyses of specimens submitted by forensic pathologists and law enforcement officers..
May prepare written reports that support the analytical findings and provide testimony as an expert witness in legal proceedings.
Participate successfully in competency testing and internal proficiency testing according to established protocols.
Principal Job Tasks – Molecular Genetics:
Perform DNA sequence data analysis, review and interpretation.
Write reports on putative mutations.
Principal Job Tasks – Other
Operate and maintain laboratory instruments.
Train new lab employees as delegated by the Forensic Genetics Director.
Assist in ensuring the laboratory remains in compliance with the ASCLD/LAB accreditation standards and the FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories.
Meet ASCLD/LAB standards and the FBI Quality Assurance Standards by attending continuing education/training courses, workshops, seminars, conferences and professional meetings.
Follow rigorously all Safety, Method Manual, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control protocols.
Other duties as assigned by the Forensic Genetics Director or the Crime Laboratory Director.
Physical and other special requirements:
Ability to lift and handle large and heavy items of physical evidence, chemical supplies and laboratory equipment weighing up to forty (40) pounds in the routine performance of duties.
Maintain a valid Texas driver’s license and the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
Visual acuity sufficient to perceive minute differences and details and to withstand the strain of continued close work.
Manual dexterity sufficient to conduct laboratory tasks as determined by Forensic Genetics Laboratory Director.
The incumbent must provide a DNA sample to be maintained by the Forensic Genetics Laboratory for quality assurance purposes.
Required Minimum Education: Ph.D. in Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science or a related physical science. Successful completion of a minimum of nine semester (or equivalent) hours of college coursework in Biochemistry, Genetics, and Molecular Biology. Successful completion of coursework in Statistics and Population Genetics.
Required Minimum Years Applicable Experience: One year of laboratory experience using recent technology is required.
Certification or Licensure, Preferred: American Board of Criminalistics (ABC) certification and membership in one or more professional forensic organizations is preferred.
Other Experience and Preferred Skills: Computer literacy in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint) and familiarity with database applications such as JusticeTrax LIMS and CODIS.
Routine External Contacts: Medical examiners, law enforcement, prosecutors, defense attorneys, educators and peers during professional training or participation in accreditation or certification visits.
Dr. Roger Kahn
1885 Old Spanish Trail