Peer Reviewing Forensic Reporting Scientist


Role overview
Cellmark is one of the UK’s largest providers of DNA and forensic testing services to the police, and a leading supplier of paternity and drug testing services to government agencies, the legal community and the general public.  With more than 450 employees we have an excellent reputation for quality, reliability and speed of delivery built over 30 years of innovation and service excellence.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Peer Reviewing Forensic Reporting Scientist with specialisation in one or more forensic disciplines who is competent to review results and opinion. The jobholder will have knowledge of the legal system as it pertains to forensic science and an in-depth knowledge of present scientific techniques and relevant associated statistical evaluation and interpretation.



Interpretation of results and provision of expert opinion in reports and statements.
Attendance at court as an expert witness as required.
Application of CAI (Case Assessment and Interpretation) approaches.


The suitable applicant will be educated to degree level or equivalent in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or Physics or related subject as appropriate to area of discipline specialism. They will also have:

significant experience working as a Forensic Scientist, demonstrating competence in reporting and peer reviewing a range of cases potentially including serious crimes such as rape and murder.
Experience in laboratory examination of case exhibits for biological fluids, trace and other evidence types relevant to discipline specialisms.


The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication as well as presentation skills. They will be flexible, organised and have great attention to detail and accurate record keeping.  They will also be proactive with an innovative and practical approach to problem-solving.


In addition to a competitive salary you will receive the following benefits:

Private medical insurance
Permanent Health Insurance (long-term sickness cover up to 2 years)
25 days annual leave plus statutory, bank & public holidays
9½ x salary life insurance
Perkbox membership
Default Pension Salary Exchange option
24-hour Employee Assistance Programme
Eyecare voucher


At Cellmark, we understand the value of diversity, we respect different approaches and strive to work together to make the best use of everyone’s talents. So, if this sounds like the right position for you, then apply today!


Due to nature of the work we undertake, all applicants must have lived in the UK continuously for the past three years and will be required to obtain security clearance which we will arrange.

Forensic Reporting
Contract type
37.5 per week
Dependent on experience
Private medical insurance; Permanent Health Insurance; 25 days per annum holiday; 9 ½ x salary life insurance; Perkbox membership; 24 hour Employee Assistance Programme; Default Pension Salary Exchange option
Closing date for applications
1st June, 2021

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