Transcript of Criminalist/Serologist
Criminalist/Serologist Analyzes biology evidence, keeps precise records, develops accurate conclusions, and generates technically and administratively accurate reports according to established procedures. Has an appropriate level of productivity, as measured by the weighted/adjusted number of cases per month. Receives, secures, preserves, inventories, and stores biology evidence according to established procedures. Participates in laboratory projects and completes tasks as assigned by supervisor, including clean-up, QA/QC, making solutions, and laboratory improvements and validations. Provides technical assistance to other laboratory staff, police officers, other law enforcement agencies, and civic groups. This includes providing technical advice, information, and training. Prepares self and attorneys (prosecution and defense, as appropriate) trial. Testifies in court regarding the scientific conclusions obtained from the analysis of evidence. Job Description Demand Wages $1,512.00 - $2,524.00 Biweekly $39,312.00 - $65,624.00 Annually Working Conditions The position requires stooping, bending and/or lifting of items of up to 30 pounds with occasional periods of walking on rough surfaces. Skills/Requirements Bachelor's degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics or a closely related field. Must have successfully completed courses in biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology or other subjects providing a basic understanding of forensic DNA analysis, as well as courses or training in statistic and population genetics as it applies to forensic DNA analysis. Related Jobs People who work in these jobs need to have excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills. I like to communicate with people and to do interesting rersearch. Criminalist need to be detail-oriented, and when I'm doing work, I like to be very detailed with what I think is important. Most criminalists work in a team and I like being a team, it's fun and productive. I think being a criminalist would be somewhat stressful, but in a good way, and I would like to use my skills to help solve cases. Why would I want to be a criminalist/serologist? Criminalistics is the best hope for effective criminal investigation. Other information sources such as eyewitnesses, interrogation, confessions, etc., aren't effective enough for complete understanding of physical evidence or solving crimes. Therefore, the demand is very high. ImmunohematologyMycobacteriologyClinical MicrobiologyBlood TypingProficiency TestingClinical Laboratory ManagementCoagulationBacteriologyClinical ChemistryForensic BiologyVitekMycologyBlood BankTransfusion MedicineParasitologyImmunochemistrySunquestMedical MicrobiologyBlood TransfusionMRSA Works Cited City of Houston Department of Human Resources. Web. 02. Feb. 2013. http://www.southernforensic.org/pmimages/criminalist%20specialist%20serology%20job%20posting.pdfFull transcript
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