DNA Laboratory Technician

US Government, Institute of Forensic Sciences

Mission

The Mission of the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is to provide medical examiner and crime laboratory services of the highest quality in an unbiased manner with uncompromised integrity.

Vision

  • To provide consistent, quality death investigation and laboratory analysis for the benefit of the entire community.
  • To create a technological strongpoint for legal agencies to facilitate justice in criminal and civil proceedings.
  • To establish an academic environment for training in the field of Forensic Science.

Brief DNA Laboratory Technician Position Overview:

Provide laboratory support to analysts in a forensic DNA laboratory setting

 
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform routine housekeeping duties such as the cleaning of laboratory areas, equipment and tools
  • Organize laboratory working and storage areas
  • Maintain laboratory cleanliness
  • Prepare laboratory reagents and supplies in accordance with laboratory policy
  • Monitor supply inventory and order supplies as needed
  • Monitor and update temperature logs of various instruments
  • Remove bio-hazardous waste to appropriate storage location
  • Prepare blood and tissue samples from decedents for long term storage
  • Assist DNA administrative staff with release of laboratory case reports and other administrative duties as assigned
  • May participate in limited casework technical support role
  • Assist in ensuring the laboratory remains in compliance with the ANAB accreditation standards and the FBI Quality Assurance Standards for Forensic DNA testing laboratories
  • Follow rigorously all Safety, Method Manual, and Quality Assurance / Quality Control protocols
  • Other duties as assigned by the Forensic Genetics Laboratory Director.

Harris County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 https://hrrm.harriscountytx.gov/Pages/EqualEmploymentOpportunityPlan.aspx
 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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