Research Forensic Scientist
Company: RTI International
Posted on: July 14, 2019
The Center for Forensic Sciences (CFS) leads
programs that improve the reliability of forensic sciences and
advance the use
of science and technology in safety and security. CFS is seeking a
Research Forensic Scientist to
perform research, development, test and evaluation tasks across
forensic disciplines and technical areas. The successful candidate
will have a
proven track record in researching, developing, executing and
standards for analytical testing (e.g., drug testing in urine, oral
hair, and other matrices). The individual will also have
demonstrated ability to
adapt new technologies and other research innovations into practice
laboratories. The successful candidate will be able to collaborate
cross-disciplinary teams and communicate effectively inside and
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
established theories, concepts, and techniques on projects that
scientific understanding or practice of forensic science and
science research tasks, applying standard and established theories,
and techniques, while occasionally employing innovative
within a dynamic team of experts crossing all forensic disciplines
technical work and contribute to laboratory work, publications,
and professional meetings.
personal leadership by communicating effectively inside and outside
developing yourself and those around you, thinking and acting
on projects and daily work, and collaborating effectively with
research in the forensic sciences or related technical areas for
commercial and internal RTI clients.
develop, execute and interpret standards for analytical testing
testing in urine, oral fluid, hair, other body fluids).
problems, perform root cause
analysis and develop and implement corrective actions.
technology and market assessments and analyses of forensic science
topics across a range of forensic science disciplines, including
to policy, management, and practical application.
or lead research projects for internal and external clients,
independent work under the guidance of a research project
from among a wide array of methods to address differing and
situations, demonstrating interpretative/evaluative thinking.
reports concerning forensic science innovations for practitioners,
policymakers and other stakeholders across a range of forensic
including areas related to policy, management, and practical
reports that demonstrate organization, clarity, completeness and
clearly and effectively with external stakeholders, including
researchers, policymakers or other stakeholders.
clearly and effectively with RTI task leaders and colleagues in
(e.g., project team member, project leader, client manager,
support, etc.) that
change with each project.
collaboratively with internal and external colleagues to plan,
and complete tasks that may address scientific, technical, policy,
challenges in forensic science.
analysis and research with supervision,
applying standard and established methods and techniques.
in or perform quality control and quality assurance processes
funded projects or laboratory methods as needed.
literature, conduct experimental tests, collect, analyze and
preliminary findings for review by more experienced researchers and
personal knowledge, skills and abilities with the guidance of a
build capacity for professional growth.
background information and other documentation to support marketing
business development activities.
project leaders in identifying ways to enhance or expand existing
to develop new project opportunities.
a strong customer focus and explore opportunities for innovation
exploring/evaluating existing and new technologies) in day-to-day
in presentations by contributing to the development of the
application/methodology/ technology and assisting with the
preparation of the
- Gather background information and other documentation
to support proposals. Write proposal sections as assigned.
- PhD and 0 year's related experience; or a Master's degree and 4
years' related experience; or a Bachelor's degree and 8 years'
- Knowledgeable in the operation of laboratory equipment (GCMS,
LCMS, LCMSMS, pH meters, analytical balances, pipettes, etc)
- Working knowledge of MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel.
- Ability to multi-task.
- Ability to work well with others and independently
- Ability to listen and communicate well both verbally and in
- Attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to obtain proper security clearances as noted by
- To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in
the United States and should not require sponsorship for employment
visa status, now or in the future.
- Work experience in a laboratory that conducts forensic analyses
or research relevant to the forensic sciences.
- Work experience related to the transition of new technologies
Keywords: RTI International, Durham , Research Forensic Scientist, Other , Durham, North Carolina
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