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Physical Scientist/Evidence Analyst 2

Oak Ridge Associated Universities
United States, Alabama, Huntsville
July 06, 2023

Physical Scientist/Evidence Analyst 2
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Science & Engineering



LOCATION: Quantico, VA

PURPOSE: Qualified candidates will be part of a team of individuals with a keen attention to detail and will use it to properly inventory items, check-in evidence, perform data entry into multiple database systems, follow proper classification guidelines, mailing/shipping evidence, proper serialization and storage of all case records and maintain case records, and the chains-of-custody for all evidence and forensic materials.


    Receive, open and inventory contents of evidence submissions.
  • Create appropriate laboratory examination plans; enter accurate data (laboratory number, case ID number, item numbers, and descriptions) into various database tracking systems.
  • Create and utilize either electronic or paper chain-of-custody forms for all evidence transfers.
  • Utilize database tracking and record systems for researching incidents and determine appropriate classification designations.
  • Enter data into EXPeRT, Forensic Advantage (FA), and / or other database systems; create examination plans; generate barcode labels, packaging, and shipping of evidence.
  • Photograph contents of submission so that accurate records are maintained for case files.
  • Upload photographs to local hard drives and backup hard drives and to appropriate databases.
  • Stage evidence submissions and documentation for processing by the forensic and technical exploitation teams.
  • Prepare evidence submissions for return to contributor or central repository
  • Prepare packaging and shipping to other designated locations.
  • Review documents and photographs to ensure that appropriate classification and dissemination marking are present. If not, then add the appropriate markings to the records, as appropriate.
  • Prepare all administrative case records for final closure by ensuring they are compiled, marked and serialized.
  • Support activities, functions, or duties, as required.
  • Research, develop, and author whitepapers and information papers, as required


  • Bachelor of Science degree in the Sciences and at least one (1) year of practical experience preferred

  • Must complete internal training program for working with evidence.

  • Course work in forensics
  • Familiarity with QA/QC
  • Experience with a Laboratory Information Management System System (LIMS)
  • Possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft products such as MS Word, Excel, Access, Outlook
  • Should possess strong attention to detail
  • Candidates must be US citizens and able to pass a background check, drug screening, and a polygraph (if required).

* This is a contingent opportunity

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