DNA Validation and Method Development Coordinator

US Government, Institute of Forensic Sciences

Duties & Responsibilities 

  • Develop and participate in validation studies for new and modified techniques in the Forensic Genetics Laboratory in compliance with applicable authorities (QAS, SWGDAM, ANAB and supplemental documents) Troubleshoot methods.

  • Conducts entire spectrum of DNA analysis from sample management and processing, RNA/DNA extraction, quality analysis of reagents for performance, operation of high throughput instrumentation, and other related tasks.

  • Generates and analyzes data from a variety of laboratory techniques and analytical instrumentation.

  • Performs DNA sequence data analysis, review and interpretation.

  • Operates and maintains laboratory instruments.

  • Writes validation studies and summaries.

  • Assists in maintaining the laboratory including ordering supplies and equipment, calibrating instruments as applicable, performing preventive maintenance, and assuring a clean and safe environment.

  • Trains lab employees as delegated by the Forensic Genetics Director.

  • Develops SOPs and implement assays according to quality standards.

  • Assists in ensuring the laboratory remains in compliance with the ANAB accreditation standards and the FBI Quality — Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA Testing Laboratories.

  • 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.

 

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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 If you need special services or accommodations, please call (713) 274-5445 or email 
ADACoordinator@bmd.hctx.net.
 
 This position is subject to a criminal history check. Only relevant convictions will be considered and, even when considered, may not automatically disqualify the candidate.

 

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