Forensic Chemist

Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab, dayton, OH, US


The Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory (MVRCL) is in Dayton, Ohio. We are currently seeking a highly motivated individual for a full-time position in the Seized Drugs Section. The MVRCL serves approximately 110 law enforcement agencies in southwest Ohio. The annual Laboratory case load is about 18,000 cases.

The Forensic Chemist position requires the analysis of controlled substances which includes, but is not limited to, performing color tests, chemical extractions, and instrumental analysis. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, preparing accurate reports pertaining to analysis, providing testimony as an expert witness in a court of law, preparing solutions, and providing training when necessary. The chemist is required to work with hazardous chemicals and lift moderate weights as well as any other duties assigned.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Forensic Science or a natural science from an accredited four-year college
  • Experience as a Forensic Chemist in an accredited lab
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Proficient with computers and software
  • Valid driver’s license and motor vehicle insurance


Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience.

How to apply

Complete and print the application found at

Email or mail the application along with a resume and college transcript to:

Jennifer Watson
Chemistry Technical Leader
Miami Valley Regional Crime Laboratory
361 W. Third St.
Dayton, OH 45402

Applicants are subject to a background check, fingerprints, and drug screen. Applications will be accepted until October 28, 2022.