Forensic Anthropologist – Postgraduate Research Associate (NE)

SNA International (SNA), a vibrant growing company based in Alexandria, VA, is a world leader in forensics, biometrics, and identity intelligence services. With a staff of over 240 scientists, technologists, and business professionals, SNA creates innovative, cost-effective, and reliable forensic and biometric solutions guaranteed to work in the real world. SNA’s staff support high visibility forensic human identification operations, including staffing some of the largest federal forensic laboratories in the US. For the last two years, SNA made the annual Inc. 500 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

SNA is currently looking for a Postgraduate Forensic Anthropologist. The Forensic Anthropologist supports the Department of Defense’s personnel accounting efforts by conducting technical and scientific analysis, forensic testing, and providing associated reports at the expert level in order to identify unaccounted-for Americans from past conflicts.

Job Duties includes but is not limited to:

  • Correlate investigative evidence with laboratory findings to achieve identification of casualties
  • Demonstrate experience in osteological analysis and a thorough grasp of the methods used to create a biological profile
  • Prepare professional-level reports for submission to higher authorities detailing analytical findings
  • Exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills and be able to adapt communication styles to different audiences
  • Demonstrate a highly organized, detail-oriented, and precise approach to recording analytical results and findings
  • Work closely with other analysts and members of staff in a team environment, and be able to take direction when required
  • Work independently with client staff supporting and anticipating client needs and demonstrating problem-solving skills
  • Perform tasks under tight deadlines and manage shifting priorities
  • Follow all client policies and procedures
  • Travel nationally and internationally, if required (travel anticipated to be approximately 5-10% of time)
  • Complete other duties as assigned that are within scope of this position description

Minimum Requirements:  

  • M.A./M.S. in anthropology, or a related field
  • Experience in osteological analysis and creating a biological profile
  • Experience in forensic casework is beneficial but not required
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat, and FORDISC
  • Must pass competency and proficiency tests within 90 days of start date and maintain proficiency throughout employment with SNA while contracted to the DPAA
  • Possess a demonstrated history of research dissemination via conferences and publications


Work Environment:
 

  • Work closely with other analysts and members of staff in a team environment, and be able to take direction when required
  • Work independently with client staff supporting and anticipating client needs and demonstrating problem-solving skills
  • Have experience performing tasks under tight deadlines and managing shifting priorities
  • Follow all client policies and procedures
  • Travel nationally and internationally, if required (travel anticipated to be approximately 5-10% of time)


Please submit a cover letter along with your CV. CVs without a cover letter will not be considered.

SNA International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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