Biologist/Forensic Examiner

in Quantico, VA

Biologist/Forensic Examiner Job

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    Quantico, VA, US

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  • You’ll be joining a dynamic forensics team with many opportunities to grow professionally and working with other forensic experts in various fields to support the FBI and TEDAC missions.
  • This is a unique opportunity to work with the FBI laboratory.
  • You’ll obtain some or enhance your experience working in a fully functional government laboratory working closely with other forensics experts.


  • Receive and account for boxes of evidence and related materials from contributors.
  • Visually inspect and process evidence and related materials for mitochondrial and / or nuclear DNA as appropriate; isolate and collect materials for analysis from appropriate areas of various evidentiary materials; prepare samples for instrumental analysis; and associate samples with other existing submissions (as appropriate).
  • Make an initial determination of the types of samples suitable for analysis and select appropriate protocols for conducting the examination of materials.
  • Conduct DNA examinations on items of evidence.
  • Calibrate instruments used for forensic examinations and analysis.
  • Use STACS and or FA for evidence inventory, tracking, and flow.
  • Maintain proper chain-of-custody of all forensic material under examination
  • Follow all QA / QC procedures, protocols, and adhere to LD policies and procedures related to its accreditation and safety standards.
  • Conduct DNA analysis and comparisons of profiles or sequences as appropriate.
  • Author forensic reports to include all laboratory notes and supporting documentation.
  • Provide all generated profiles or sequences in a format necessary for inclusion, storage, and searching of the appropriate DNA databases.
  • Conduct technical and administrative reviews of all work.
  • Support activities, functions, or duties, as defined in future TOs.
  • Research, develop, and author whitepapers and information papers, as required.
  • Communication with contributors as necessary.


  • Education: B.A. in Biology, Chemistry, or related field of biological science from an accredited university/college. Successfully completed coursework in the following subject areas: nine (9) semester hours in the fields of biochemistry, genetics, and molecular biology as well as coursework and/or training in statistics and/or population genetics as it applies to forensic DNA analysis.
  • Experience: At least one (1) year as a DNA Examiner in an accredited forensic laboratory.   
  • Skills: Basic computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook); organization skills; flexibility and adaptability to changing priorities; demonstrated ability to study and pass training, examination, and testing assessments; verbal and written communication skills.

Clearance:       US Secret Clearance

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Who We Are

Our company values innovative and intuitive people who want to help identify and develop creative, unconventional solutions for our clients.

Ideal Innovations Inc. is a service-disabled veteran-owned company specializing in innovative solutions to our client’s most difficult challenges utilizing biometrics, forensics, scientific and I/T SMEs. We staff the greatest number of contractors to the Defense Forensics and Biometrics Agency (DFBA) Biometrics Operations Division (BOD) in Clarksburg, West Virginia. At Ideal Innovations, we are:
+ Innovators

Innovators of creative services, solutions and products for our clients.

+ Intuitive

Intuitive to our client’s needs and desires.

+ Identifiers

Identifiers of unconventional, rapid solutions for our client’s challenges.

What We Offer

+ Learning & Development

You will be encouraged to reach your full potential. You will be provided the resources to grow professionally & enhance your skills through Tuition Reimbursement & LinkedIn Learning (with unlimited access to 13,000 online training courses and videos)

+ Join a Team of Innovators

You will work with very innovative and intuitive people. You will enjoy collaborating on teams that identify and develop the most impressive thought-provoking solutions and products for our clients.

+ Flexibility

You will experience the flexibility needed to balance work and manage your personal life while accomplishing great things both professionally and personally.

+ Competitive Compensation

You will receive competitive compensation with access to a comprehensive benefits package to include generous paid time off/paid holidays and lucrative 401(k) matching with 100% vesting at the completion of your first year, plus a host of other perks.

+ Rewards & Recognition

You will be recognized & rewarded for achieving ground breaking results that lead to the continued success & growth of the company.

Perks & Benefits

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