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The Innocence Project is Accepting Applications for a Forensic Science Assistant (Temporary, Part-time)

Innocence Project

The Innocence Project is a not-for-profit organization that works to exonerate innocent prisoners through post-conviction DNA testing and develop and implement policy changes to prevent wrongful convictions and otherwise reform the criminal justice system.

The Science and Research Department has a temporary Forensic Science Assistant (4-6 month), part-time (10-15 hours per week) position available assisting in our efforts to improve the foundation and practice of forensic science. The position will involve work related to development of Innocence Project responses to forensic science standards and other technical documents put out for public review. The Forensic Science Assistant will also be the point person for knowledge of forensic science publications, materials, and resources, and will provide background scientific research pertaining to forensic science issues raised in casework. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Monitor, review, and draft responses concerning forensic science standards put forth for public comment by the Academy Standards Board (ASB) of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and the Organization of Scientific Area  Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC);
  • Conduct background research regarding validity and reliability of forensic science disciplines and technologies used in criminal investigations, and summarize this information in a way that it is understandable to lawyers and to a general (non-scientific) audience.

Qualifications and Experience: 

  • A graduate degree in a life, physical, forensic, or clinical science or statistics;
  • At least two years work or research experience in forensic science, other lab-based science, or applied statistics

Review the full job posting to learn more and to apply for the position.