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Employment Opportunities - Forensic Science Communications - October 2004

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Forensic Science Communications
October 2003 – Volume 5 – Number 4 

Employment Opportunities

Forensic DNA Analyst / Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) Trainer
— 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:

  • BS in biological science
  • At least one year's laboratory experience using DNA techniques
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to convey technical information to laboratory staff
  • Knowledge of ABI 310, 377, and 3100 genetic sequencers desired
  • Training or teaching experience desirable

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Performing DNA-profiling procedures on criminal casework samples
  • Conducting DNA purification, PCR amplification, fluorescent DNA analysis, and other laboratory skills and techniques
  • Providing training to new and existing scientific and administrative users of the LIMS system
  • Updating and maintaining training documentation for LIMS
  • Testifying in court as needed

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


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