Forensic Scientist - New Position

Key Forensic Services Coventry United Kingdom Biology
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Company Description

KFS are one of the leading forensic providers in the UK.  We pride ourselves on delivering a quality service and building strong working relationships with our customer base.  Our team of forensic scientists are experienced in the interpretation and reporting of a wide range of evidence types in support of criminal investigations. 


  • Search items from crime scenes to identify/recover body fluid staining and trace evidence
  • Prepare casework stains and reference samples for DNA (STR) profiling
  • Make contemporaneous examination notes, photographs and diagrams as appropriate; create and keep accurate records of all work undertaken
  • Be able to work alone or as part of a team to strict standard operating procedures (in accordance with international standards, including ISO17025)
  • Maintain a DNA clean laboratory by following strict anti-contamination protocols
  • Attend court to give factual based evidence if required, with the appropriate support and training


Personal Attributes

  • Ability to take on a high level of responsibility
  • Highly motivated individual, who approaches work with a positive attitude
  • Will be able to work on their own initiative within a documented framework of instruction
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Must be able to work to deadlines
  • Ability to produce all work to the highest standard
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills will be essential


  • Educated to A-level standard or equivalent
  • Experience of Biology laboratory examinations an advantage

Other information

Terms & Conditions

  • Salary £16,800 per annum – increasing to £19,000 following 6 month probation period
  • Hours – 37 per week
  • Holidays – 25 days per annum plus statutory holidays
  • Pension – Contributory
  • Closing Date: 6th August 2020