Principal Forensic Technician - International
Midwest Research Institute - Kansas City, MO

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Founded in 1944, Midwest Research Institute (MRI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that performs contract research and other services for clients in business, industry and government. If you would like to join a team of scientists that are making a difference in our country’s national defense, consider this position at MRI of Principal Forensic Technician. You will be asked to collect and run environmental samples utilizing multiple forensic and analytical techniques. This position involves the following:

Collecting and analyzing data to determine the presence of explosives and explosives residues

Examination of evidence, including Improvised Explosive Device (IED) components and post blast fragments, for explosives residues

Conducting experimental work, including setting up procedures, performing experiments, and keeping records of experiments

Reviewing data for accuracy and completeness

Conducting standard data analysis

Analyzing, checking, testing, evaluating data, and performing peer review of data.

High school diploma or equivalent plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

Demonstrated hands-on experience with one or more of the following techniques is preferred: GC/MS, XRD, XRF, FT-IR, PLM, and Raman Spectroscopy.

Trained in proper collection, preservation, and packaging of physical evidence at major crime scenes.

Previous experience working in a law enforcement evidence room is preferred.

Ability to analyze samples, troubleshoot, and make basic repairs to laboratory instruments.

Demonstrated success with technical capabilities in working in either a structured (office/lab) or unstructured (field) environment.

Demonstrates creative problem resolution; meets client expectations in a timely fashion.

Proficient PC skills and ability to learn new software and systems.

Strong problem solving aptitude. Demonstrated ability to take responsibility for all aspects of job assignments.

Ability to effectively communicate and interact with technical staff at all levels in a team-based environment.

Proven ability to train entry-level staff.

Ability to work under pressure and manage multiple tasks simultaneously either in structured or non-structured work environment.

Well organized and methodical, yet flexible to changing priorities.

Manages time well.

Willing to work evenings and weekends,

Must be willing to travel and work for 4 to 6 months internationally.

Must have or be able to obtain a Security Clearance

Training and Education in the Following Areas is highly desired:

Collection, preservation, and transmittal of evidence

History, manufacturing, and use of explosives

Low order explosives

High order explosives

Primary explosives

Device components

Firing train/ignition systems

Signature damage

Advanced post blast analysis

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. In order to meet the government security investigation requirements, U.S. citizenship is a requirement.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA, E-Verify employer, M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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