Forensic Pathology Fellow

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 Fellowship Overview:

The forensic fellowship is designed to furnish to an already trained pathologist the fundamental philosophy, skills, and knowledge needed to carry out proper medico legal death investigations.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conducts and completes, in a timely manner, such investigations, autopsies and examinations as are needed to fulfill the requirements of “Article 49.25”, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, and such other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Medical Examiner or Deputy Chief Medical Examiner. 
  • The Fellow performs medical-legal investigation under the supervision of the Chief, Deputy Chief, or an Assistant Medical Examiner. 
  • Fellow participates in the departmental teaching and research function arising from the nature of the departmental duties and responsibilities.

A Fellow is appointed by the Chief Medical Examiner in accordance with County personnel procedures and serves in an exempt category for a period generally up to one year. 

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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