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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

Molecular Biologist, Temporary Foreign Assignment
— Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Genelex Corporation
Kuwait Ministry of Interior DNA Crime Laboratory
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Qualifications include the following:

  • PhD with at least two years' postdoctoral experience in molecular biology, preferably in an industrial or forensic setting
  • Laboratory experience equivalent to a PhD is acceptable
  • In-depth knowledge of DNA extraction, PCR, STR typing, and DNA sequencing
  • Experience with the ABI 377 and/or 3100/3700
  • Ability to work in another culture
  • Ability to teach and direct a team of technologists
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to multitask
  • Computer literate
  • Management experience preferred

Responsibilities include the following:

  • Teaching the technologists updated DNA extraction methods for bones recovered from mass graves
  • Coordinating an STR database project between Kuwait and Genelex Corporation

The candidate would be assigned to the Kuwait Ministry of Interior DNA Crime Laboratory in Kuwait City for 3-4 months. Stateside training in specific required techniques will be provided prior to departure. Further assignment may involve mitochondrial DNA analysis from bone.

To apply online, go to Tia@genelex.com


Howard C. Coleman
Genelex Corporation
Suite 1
3000 First Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98121
E-mail: Tia@genelex.com
Web site: www.genelex.com
206-714-6393 (Voice)