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Position Information

Position Title:
Forensic Science Research Specialist

Working Title:
Forensic Science Research Specialist

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Full-time or Part-time:
Part Time

Time Limited Position:

Number of Vacancies:

Biological and Forensic Sciences

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Description of primary duties and responsibilities:

The mission of the Department of Biological and Forensic Sciences is to provide high quality, student-centered academic programs, and courses in the sciences at the undergraduate levels. In addition, the department provides each student with the opportunity to broaden his/her knowledge before deciding on a specific profession and being committed to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge in the fields of Biological Forensic Sciences. Our diverse faculty prepares students through education, research, and outreach programs to become critical thinkers. We offer degrees in Biology and Forensic Science. Our highly qualified faculty are driven to prepare students for careers in government, industry, health-related professions, education, and to pursue further study in graduate or professional schools. The Department strives to develop abilities and values to serve our regional, national, international, and military communities, and create a nurturing and learning environment for students, faculty, and staff.

Description of Work Continued:

The primary purpose of this position is to manage the overall operation of the labs within the Department of Biological and Forensic Sciences. This position will prepare labs for the forensic sciences courses, maintain and order materials and supplies needed for the lab, maintain protocols and safety guidelines for the lab.
  • 60% – Prepare labs for forensic science courses.
  • 20% – Manage and conduct forensic science research related projects with faculty and undergraduate students.
  • 20% – Order lab materials and supplies needed for labs and update laboratory protocols and safety guidelines.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

BS degree and training or experience in Biological Science, Forensic Science, or a closely related discipline is required.

Knowledge skills and abilities:

Preferred Qualifications:

A Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, Forensic Science or a closely related field is preferred. Experience working in a lab setting.
Willingness to attend professional seminar/conferences to keep abreast of technological advances.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Notice to Applicants

Please make sure that the work history listed on your application is identical to the work history listed on your resume. The application must be filled out completely, Do Not Use the phrase “see resume.”
Please list at least three (3) professional references to include a current supervisor. References will only be contact if you are selected for the position and with your permission.

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled:

Other Information

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

EEO Statement:

This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, reference checks, license verification (if applicable), academic verification and credit history check (if applicable).

Fayetteville State University is committed to equality of educational opportunity and employment and does not discriminate against applicants, students, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity,sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status. Moreover, Fayetteville State University values diversity and actively seeks to recruit talented students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Veteran's Statement

Fayetteville State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and seeks priority referrals of protected veterans for our openings.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is your highest level of education?
    • High school graduate, diploma or the equivalent
    • Some college credit, no degree
    • Associate degree
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Professional/Graduate degree
  2. * How many years of laboratory experience do you possess?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have experience in preparing labs for biotechnology and/or forensic science?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

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