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.
|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
- Professional Member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences – 2016
- Accredited in LabCollector (laboratory management software) – 2014
- Emergency First Aid at Work qualification
- 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.
Mrs Lauren Tucker
Senior Scientist, Metropolitan Police Service
7 Green Rd, Halifax, HA4 7DQ
0733 8688 5673
Mr Nathan White
Consultant, National Health Service
2 Roundabout Rd, Kent, KP10 3FJ
0733 5679 9022
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£20.000 – £40.000
Degree and Work Experience
37+ hours per week
Ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and concepts to a broad range of audiences
Ability to use scientific methods to investigate problems and propose solutions
Having a logical and analytical approach to investigations
Paying attention to every aspect of the task or project and ensuring that no “small details” are overlooked
Excellent problem-solving skills to deal with issues or emergencies when required
Ability to search and examine a crime scene in a focused manner