Forensic Scientist 3 - Supervisory DNA Analyst

Forensic Dover, Delaware


The Past Accounting Section is seeking a qualified individual for the position of Supervisory DNA Analyst (Forensic Scientist 3) within the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory (AFDIL), a division of the Armed Forces Medical Examiner System. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for a team of DNA Analysts or Technicians whose primary mission is to conduct DNA based typing services to identify the remains of American military personnel killed during previous U.S. military conflicts to include Southeast Asia, Korea, and World War II.
  • Supervision of scientific and technical staff personnel.
  • Perform special duties at the direction of the Technical Leader and Assistant Technical Leaders.
  • Process biological specimens, to include stains, human blood, oral swabs, cadaveric tissues, teeth, and bone.
  • Generate, analyze, and interpret technical data, and produce technical reports.
  • Provide training in laboratory techniques and procedures to technical staff, students, and guests of the laboratory.

Qualifications and Application Procedure 

  • A Masters degree in forensic science or one of the natural sciences with three years of experience in forensic DNA, or a Bachelor’s degree with five years of relevant forensic DNA experience. 
  • Candidates must have a minimum of twelve cumulative semester hours or equivalent that covers the required subject areas in genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, and statistics. 
  • Individuals with forensic DNA typing and supervisory experience are encouraged to apply.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter that outlines why you should be considered for this position and position level. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

No phone calls.

SNA International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.