Deputy Medical Examiner

Office of the State Medical Examiner, Pearl, MS, US


  • Performing postmortem forensic examinations and autopsies 
  • Assisting in medicolegal death investigations 
  • Supervising the operational activities of the facility 
  • Testifying as an expert witness in court 
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Must be a physician (M.D. or D.O.) who has graduated from an accredited school of medicine or osteopathic medicine. Must possess a valid medical license. 
  • Must have completed an approved residency training in pathology at an accredited institution (fellowship in forensic pathology preferred). 
  • Must be board-certified in anatomic or forensic pathology through the American Board of Pathology (forensic pathology board-eligible candidates must obtain board certification within three years of hiring). 
  • Must submit state employment application and pass a thorough background check.


  • State health care program 
  • Dental insurance program 
  • Vision insurance program 
  • Life insurance program 
  • State contribution to the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS) of Mississippi ( 
  • Personal leave 
  • Medical leave 
  • Accrued compensation time 
  • 10 paid state holidays

How to apply

Staci Turner, M.D., Chief Medical Examiner, at or (251) 214-1720.