Forensic Scientist Resume Samples

Forensic Scientists will process evidence and assist in conducting post-mortem investigations, the prosecution in criminal cases, trace substances such as drugs in the body, screen athletes for potential drugs; and interpret blood spatter patterns. The most common duties listed on the Forensic Scientist Resume include the following – making assessments and performing investigation tasks at crime spots, identifying and collecting physical evidence, making crime scene sketches, processing evidence in the laboratory, maintaining and testing related equipment.

Some of the important qualities pertaining to the post include – proficiency with bloodstain pattern analysis, knowledge of crime scene reconstruction, undeterred to perform duties of unpleasant nature, experience in testifying in courts of law; technical experience working in the forensic laboratory, and available to work as and when needed. The role typically requires a degree in natural science or forensic science.

Forensic Scientist Resume example

Forensic Scientist Resume

Summary : Proven ability to design, procure, validate, train, and implement new chemistry, consumables, automation, and workflow for forensic labs.

Skills : Customer Service, DNA analysis software, DNA analysis robots.

Description :

    1. Automated workstation for the lysis, purification, and PCR assay set-up of DNA samples.
    2. Regular Duties Supplied inventory, purchasing, procurement, forecasting.
    3. Data generated and interpreted, reported writing, expert witness testimony.
    4. Processed evidence submitted for analyses of controlled substances.
    5. Collected, compiled, organized, and analyzes various data for use in reports and document preparation.
    6. Prepared and presented written legal analysis for court consideration; performed legal research of analytical methods.
    7. Instructed and assisted law enforcement personnel with evidence collection from suspected crime scenes.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
BS


Forensic Scientist III Resume

Summary : Motivated analytical chemist inspired to invent innovative products and streamline processes. Adept at laboratory management and extensively trained in safety and equipment maintenance.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Quick Learner, Technical Skills.

Description :

    1. Performed DNA and biology analysis for criminal investigations throughout Hamilton County; include detailed note-taking.
    2. Provided expert witness testimony in court approximately four times per year.
    3. Worked on an average of cases per month equaling separate samples concurrently with each in different stages of the analysis process.
    4. Evaluated processes and procedures to ensure optimal quality, seamless workflow and highly efficient lab operations.
    5. Achieved improved efficiencies and upgraded standard operating procedures in antiquated facilities and under tight budget restraints.
    6. Reduced case backlogs, augmented quality control procedures and ensured consistent instrument maintenance and validation in conjunction with reagent preparation.
    7. Worked closely with the Laboratory Director on full-spectrum event planning and execution of the regional MAFS/SAFS joint conference.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Forensic Science


Sr. Forensic Scientist Resume

Summary : To use analytical ability, planning skills, and attention to details to be an effective and productive employee.

Skills : Pivot Tables, Analytical Skills.

Description :

    1. Responsible for the detection of DNA on evidence using chemical or immunological techniques.
    2. Performed all supervisory functions including supply requisition, payroll, and personnel issues while the laboratory manager.
    3. Validated critical laboratory reagents for use on both casework and research samples in accordance with ISO regulations.
    4. Calibrated critical laboratory equipment including analytical balances and micropipettes.
    5. Assisted in the creation of new laboratory protocols, regulations, and standard operating procedures to ensure ISO compliance.
    6. Audited satellite laboratories to be certain that they are following SOPs and reported findings to the QA manager.
    7. Communicated with law enforcement, attorneys, other scientists, and the general public about the results of evidence submitted.
    8. Performed statistical analysis of data from variety of experiments to shape future evidentiary analysis.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Diploma

Forensic Scientist/Representative Resume

Summary : To use analytical ability, planning skills, and attention to details to be an effective and productive employee.

Skills : Equipment Maintenance, Critical Thinker, Extremely Organized.

Description :

    1. Analyze abuse and illegal drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, marijuana, methamphetamine, and cocaine.
    2. Employed a comparison microscope to test and analyze firearms/tool marks of unknown and known casings, bullets, doorknobs, and locks.
    3. Validated software in digital evidence units such as EnCase and FTK.
    4. Analyzed different types of cases and evidence in a fingerprint, drug/chemistry, trace evidence, firearms/tool-marks, photography.
    5. Participated in training and seminars offered in the lab facility such as fingerprint, palm prints, trace evidence.
    6. Exposed to federal forensic laboratory facilities such as USSS and ATF.
    7. Forensic Chemist-analyzed and identified drugs of abuse like cocaine, LSD, etc.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Master Of Science

Forensic Scientist/Co-ordinator Resume

Summary : To pursue a career where can be utilized and pushed to the best of abilities.

Skills : Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography.

Description :

    1. Performed on all instrumentation in the drug lab. Instrument manufactures include Agilent, ThermoFisher and Oxford.
    2. Experienced includes responding to numerous clandestine methamphetamine laboratory crime scenes.
    3. Trained other criminalists, and regular speaking engagements with civic groups.
    4. Developed methodology for the quantitative analysis of several drugs of abuse by HPLC, including the separation of enantiomers.
    5. Formed by the laboratory director to encourage development and/or application of new analytical techniques to the OSBI lab.
    6. Led the expansion of the committee from a meeting of a few OSBI lab personnel to a gathering of forensic science practitioners.
    7. Wrote reports and testified in court as an expert witness if necessary.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Master Of Science

Forensic Scientist II Resume

Headline : Motivated, personable, and professional with work experience encompassing over including Laboratory Assistant, Forensic Scientist. Poised and competent to work in a deadline-driven environment.

Skills : Technical Skills, Management.

Description :

    1. Responsible for confirmatory testing for samples received for the FRA (Federal Railroad Administration).
    2. Documented of all quality control, instrument and procedural calibrations and all maintenance performed.
    3. Trained departmental employees on procedures and techniques.
    4. Collaborated with the responsible person(s) to validate new procedures.
    5. Served as a technical resource for the department by investigating and resolving problems and recommending a course of action.
    6. Completed all chain of custody forms in case of legal review.
    7. Examined, compared and/or identifies physical evidence of various complexities and difficulties.
    8. Performed serological and DNA analysis on forensic evidence and testify in court.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelors Of Science

Lead Forensic Scientist Resume

Summary : Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator with high attention to detail. Work well with a diverse group of individuals and can work under deadline and extreme pressure.

Skills : DNA Technical Leader, CODIS Administrator.

Description :

    1. Managed the technical operations for the laboratory.
    2. Wrote procedures, validating methods and overseeing training.
    3. Validated an automated platform called the Biomek, an expert system data review.
    4. Helped convert the laboratory methods to a paperless system.
    5. Changed instrumental in eliminating the backlog.
    6. Recently validated a reduced volume amplification reaction to save the agency over [] per year.
    7. Gained experience in DNA extraction from human blood and buccal samples.
    8. Experienced with amplification using and Veriti thermal cyclers.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Master's

Associate Forensic Scientist Resume

Summary : Computer support professional with long-term and varied experience in software and hardware support seeks an entry- to mid-level position for a new career path.

Skills : Technical Skills, Critical Thinking.

Description :

    1. Prepared all solutions needed in the various extraction processes.
    2. Operated and performed maintenance on GC/MS and LC/MS/MS instruments.
    3. Reviewed data generated by GC/MS and LC/MS/MS.
    4. Determined an appropriate and technique for the expression and purification of recombinant proteins, CBP and ACTR.
    5. Acquired included research techniques, HPLC and GC/MS knowledge, and technical writing.
    6. Prepared samples for LC machines and also run extractions on various drugs and samples.
    7. Repaired to gcms, reviewed, and reporting of specimens test results.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Asst. Forensic Scientist Resume

Headline : Extensive Forensic Biology experience focusing on DNA analysis and examination of biological fluids in addition to as a supervisor.

Skills : Analytical Skills, Organized.

Description :

    1. Helped type in loads and perform daily maintenance on the GC/MS instruments.
    2. Conducted maintenance on vacuum boxes and remove chemical waste for the department.
    3. Performed calibration and validation of laboratory equipment and software.
    4. Followed Standard Operating Procedures for the testing of each drug.
    5. Performed liquid and solid phase extractions to detect the metabolites of drugs from urine and oral fluids.
    6. Prepared extraction reagents and buffers to elute drugs from columns and ensured reagents had the appropriate pH levels.
    7. Learned to interpret THC, Cocaine, and Amphetamines data.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Bachelor Of Science

Forensic Scientist Resume

Summary : Seeking professional employment where creative and analytical abilities are considered desirable assets.

Skills : Forensics, Illustration, Laboratory.

Description :

    1. Performed scientific analysis of physical evidence collected in criminal investigations.
    2. Recorded contemporaneous scientific notes, test results, standard results, observations and instrumental values.
    3. Communicated with police officers and agency leads.
    4. Provided technical training to all levels of law enforcement, forensic colleagues and attorneys.
    5. Prepared technical illustrations for the courtroom.
    6. Prepared technical reports with analytical results for the legal system.
    7. Responded to crime scenes and re-constructed major crime incidents.
Years of Experience
Experience
10+ Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
B.S