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UNT System Overview

Welcome to the University of North Texas System. UNT System includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. We are growing with the DFW region, enrolling a record 47,000+ students across our system and awarding nearly 12,000 degrees each year.

Posting Title Forensic Technologist Department HSC-Center for Human ID-304600 Job Location Fort Worth Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Retirement Eligibility TRS Eligible Additional Retirement Information

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Salary Information Grade 8 Department Summary

The Center for Human Identification (CHI) is an accredited forensic laboratory on the campus of The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. With funding from the State of Texas and various Federal Government agencies, CHI supports forensic DNA testing, anthropological examinations, local CODIS operations, training, and various research and development initiatives. CHI also manages the Texas Missing Persons DNA Database.

Position Overview

Perform lab duties to include DNA extraction, quantification, amplification and loading of forensic samples onto analytical instruments for analysis to support forensic casework in criminal investigations. Assists in performing daily maintenance and stocking of laboratories.

Additional Posting Details

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED and three (3) years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related science discipline and minimum of one (1) year of relevant experience.

Required License / Registration / Certification

Ability to apply for, obtain and continue to maintain a Forensic Technician License by the Texas Forensic Science Commission.

Work Schedule

8a-5p, M-F

Driving University Vehicle No Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position. EEO Statement

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Classification Title Forensic Technologist Physical Requirements Carrying, Cleaning, Crawling, Kneeling, Lifting up to 10 pounds, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Lifting up to 50 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Twisting, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate, Driving

Job Duties


Perform casework evidence examination following all Quality Assurance Manual and Protocol/ Procedure Manual guidelines.


Perform extractions, quantifications, amplifications, and load samples on the genetic analyzers for processing of forensic casework samples..


Work with the analyst to determine which samples may require re-extractions, re-amplification, or re-loading.


Maintain proficiency by completing two external proficiency tests per year as required by the National Standards.


Assist in performing equipment maintenance, performance checks, and calibrations.


Perform daily equipment checks and stock laboratories.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S6315P

Position End Date (if temporary) Special Instructions to Applicants

Employment at HSC's Center for Human Identification is contingent upon your agreement to provide a DNA sample for purposes of quality control to detect sample contamination.

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  • Do you have the ability to apply for, obtain and continue to maintain a Forensic Technician License by the Texas Forensic Science Commission?
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