Othram is the world’s only laboratory purpose-built to combine genome sequencing with advanced human identification applications. The laboratory, based in The Woodlands, Texas, is also the only facility in the United States or Canada offering end-to-end, in-house processing from forensic evidence to investigative leads. Over the last three years, this technology has helped law enforcement crack hundreds of cases at the local, state, and federal level, many of which had been unsolved for decades.
The Forensic DNA Analyst will join our forensic lab team onsite in a full-time capacity to perform lab-related activities for forensic casework.
Performs DNA quantitation and other QC assays
Performs serology and DNA extraction from multiple sources
Properly receives, secures, processes, and returns evidence while documenting chain-of-custody
Participates in the development, validation, and implementation of new analytical techniques
Operates and maintains laboratory equipment
Monitors and maintains laboratory supplies and reagents inventory
Maintains accurate records according to laboratory operating procedures
Maintains confidentiality and security of sensitive information
Provides expert witness testimony in court
Bachelor’s (or its equivalent) or an advanced degree in a biology-, chemistry-, or forensic science related area and successfully completed coursework (graduate or undergraduate level) covering the following subject areas: biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and statistics and/or population genetics
Six months of forensic human DNA laboratory experience
Excellent organizational skills
Physical presence at Othram’s laboratory facilities in The Woodlands, Texas during business hours, Mondays through Fridays
Three or more years of laboratory experience in forensics
Othram is an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Our team is on a mission to help families, affected by crime or the loss of a loved one, get the answers they deserve. If you are passionate about helping others, and have the focus and dedication to build new things from scratch, join our team and help us make the world a safer and more just place.