Forensic Scientist I, Western Lab, Drug Chem-NC

This position is posted with a Special Minimum Rate. The minimum pay rate for this position is $ 46,209.00.

The primary purpose of the Drug Chemistry Section is to provide the North Carolina Criminal Justice System with trained and experienced forensic scientists who analyze evidence seized in the course of criminal investigations. The forensic services provided include laboratory analysis, technical field assistance and expert witness testimony in the areas of controlled substances, blood alcohol, blood drug, drug dilution, drug tampering and clandestine drug laboratories.

The primary purpose of this Forensic Scientist I is to perform entry level Drug Chemistry casework – an equitable share of the analyses performed by the Section, prepare written reports of the results of the analyses; provide expert testimony in court on the results of the analyses.

Minimum Education and Experience – Drug Chemistry/Toxicology

Bachelor’s degree with a major in chemistry or closely related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and two years of experience performing bench level analysis in drug chemistry; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Applicants expecting to receive their Master’s degree in the appropriate scientific discipline by  August of 2017 will be considered for this position, and must complete their degree prior to employment.

For more information, see Forensic Scientist I

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