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Forensic Science Communications
October 2003 – Volume 5 – Number 4 

Employment Opportunities

Forensic DNA Analyst / LIMS Assistant Administrator
— Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Orchid Cellmark
Germantown, Maryland

This position is part of the technical service team that focuses on designing, implementing, supporting, and training of the laboratory information management system (LIMS).

Qualifications include the following:

  • At least one year's laboratory experience using DNA techniques
  • Experience with relational database applications
  • Familiar with LIMS, SQL, VB
  • Knowledge of ABI 310, 377, and 3100 genetic sequencers desired
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to convey technical information to laboratory staff

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Performing DNA-profiling procedures on criminal casework samples
  • Testifying in court as needed
  • Conducting DNA purification, PCR amplification, fluorescent DNA analysis, and other laboratory skills and techniques
  • Providing advance telephone and e-mail support to the LIMS Administrator and LIMS users
  • Creating and performing ad hoc queries and sample reports
  • Testing and validating the system
  • Documenting analysis, support, and system configurations

Candidates must submit transcripts from degree programs to verify satisfaction of ASCLD-LAB requirements. Submit resumé, cover letter, salary history, and transcripts.

Contact:

Orchid Cellmark
Human Resources
AFLMS-1
Suite 101
20271 Goldenrod Lane
Germantown, Maryland 20876
E-mail: rzaner@orchid.com
301-428-4877 (Fax)