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Forensic Scientist CV Template + Tips and Download

By: Sobhan Mohmand, Editorial manager       Last updated: 17 Oct 2018

Tip: Use the Forensic Scientist CV Template below as an example to help you write your own personal and fully-tailored CV.

Richard Walker

18 The Grove
Greater Willington
WL8 2KA
Mob: 079 2964 5468       Email: richard.w@live.co.uk

Personal profile statement

I am a very meticulous, committed and dynamic Forensic Scientist with a keen eye for detail as well as an unquenchable thirst for research and investigations. I have excellent communication skills which I used to good effect in several courtroom appearances as an expert witness. I can confidently undertake joint examinations with other evidence types, and I have a sound understanding of evidence recovery and preservation. This position would maintain my interest in science industry as well as provide me with the opportunity to develop further experiences in the field.

Achievements

  • My findings have resulted in the capture and prosecution of individuals who have committed serious criminal offences
  • First class honours degree in Forensic Science
  • Five journals published in the Journal of Forensic Science

Education

2010 – 2013 BSc (Hons) Forensic Science University of Derby Grade achieved: First Class Degree

Relevant Modules:

  • Genetics
  • Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Crime Scene to Court
  • Forensic Analysis
  • Serious & Organised Crime

2006 – 2008
Results: English: A Maths: B Biology: A
A Levels Zoopla College

Work experience

Jan 2015 – Present Forensic Scientist       Metropolitan Police Service

Main duties performed:

  • • Attending and investigating scenes of crimes of varying complexity from burglaries and drugs offences to rapes and murders
  • Liaising with team members and the police to establish forensic strategies
  • Recording findings, taking photographs and collecting trace evidence from scenes of crimes and accidents
  • Determining the best order of examination for the exhibits to obtain biological material for DNA analysis without compromising other evidence types
  • Screening of blood, semen, saliva, and other biological material for DNA analysis
  • Performing microscopy and chemical analysis on bodily fluid stains
  • Presenting complex scientific evidence at court in layman’s terms to aid comprehension
  • Producing accurate and concise notes and reports, suitable for use in court
  • Providing evidence and testifying in court
  • Justifying findings under cross-examination in courts of law
  • Using digital photography, computer systems and scientific equipment on a daily basis
  • Tracking evidence via the LIMS system
  • Correctly inputting and extracting data and information from medical databases
  • Performing fingerprint analysis
  • Adhering to the health and safety standards and laboratory procedures, including ISO/IEC 17025
  • Coordinating with outside agencies on a case-by-case basis
  • Researching and developing new techniques
  • Performing general quality control duties

Sept 2013 – Dec 2014 Lab Technician           National Health Service

Main duties performed:

  • Setting up all equipment required for forensic investigations
  • Collecting and analysing samples, including blood and saliva
  • Ensuring equipment is sterile for use and in a serviceable condition
  • Monitoring equipment levels and ordered more stock when needed
  • Presenting findings and reports to supervisors
  • Writing laboratory reports so that experiments could be replicated by other medical professionals when required
  • Liaising with NHS staff and private sector companies on a regular basis
  • Performing general admin duties, including printing and filing documents

Qualifications

  • Professional Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences – 2016
  • Accredited in LabCollector (laboratory management software) – 2014
  • Emergency First Aid at Work qualification

Skills

  • Forensic Techniques: I have knowledge and experience of various forensic methods including examination of evidence for hairs, fibres, cellular material and body fluids, including blood, semen and saliva, performing fingerprint analysis, conducting footwear & tire track examination and tracing evidence by performing pattern and fibre analysis.
  • Problem-solving: I have achieved a high level of proficiency in dealing with a wide range of marks and traces evidence types; glass, paint, fibres, footwear impression evidence and fire scene investigation.
  • Attention to detail: Adept at seeking out the tiniest of clues during investigations, including in outdoor crime scenes which are the most difficult to investigate.
  • Organisational skills: Ability to work under pressure, deliver urgent casework on time and prioritise own workload.

Hobbies and interests

In my free time, I enjoy going out and spending time with my family and friends. I also like watching crime investigation TV shows, which have positively contributed to my understanding of investigating crime scenes.

References

Mrs Lauren Tucker
Senior Scientist, Metropolitan Police Service
Address: 7 Green Rd, Halifax, HA4 7DQ
Tel: 0733 8688 5673
Email: lauren.t@live.co.uk
Mr Nathan White
Consultant, National Health Service
Address: 2 Roundabout Rd, Kent, KP10 3FJ
Tel: 0733 5679 9022
Email: nathan.white@gmail.com

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Tips

  • Knowledge: A Forensic Scientist’s job is a high-skilled position which requires one to have specialist skills and knowledge to be able to do the job. Your CV should, therefore, demonstrate to the prospective employer that you are an expert in this field. The most effective way to achieve this is to; a) mention all the forensic techniques and investigation methods that you are familiar with, b) mention any cases where you have contributed to and which were successfully resolved, and c) emphasise your “attention to detail skills”, which is a critical requirement for conducting successful investigations.

Good Luck!

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OVERVIEW

  • SALARY RANGE
    £20.000 – £40.000
  • ENTRY
    Degree and Work Experience
  • WORKING HOURS
    37+ hours per week

Competencies

  • Communication Skills
    Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and concepts to a broad range of audiences
  • Scientific Method
    Ability to use scientific methods to investigate problems and propose solutions
  • Analytical Skills
    Having a logical and analytical approach to investigations
  • Observation Skills
    Paying attention to every aspect of the task or project and ensuring that no “small details” are overlooked
  • Problem-solving
    Excellent problem-solving skills to deal with issues or emergencies when required
  • Investigation
    Ability to search and examine a crime scene in a focused manner

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