Forensic Scientist IV-DNA Unit

Indiana State Police, Indianapolis, IN, US


To serve as a civilian employee of the Indiana State Police whose primary responsibility is to function in a probationary entry-level position involving an in-house training program in forensic biological analysis.


A Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Forensic Science. Must have successfully completed the following courses prior to performing DNA casework: Genetics, Statistics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Basic knowledge of the theory and practical operation of a variety of scientific instrumentation and analytical techniques. Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with both scientific and nonscientific personnel. Must possess a valid driver's license and be able to operate a motor vehicle.


Salary $46,800.00

  • A retirement program is available through Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS)
  • Life Insurance coverage is available through American United Life at nominal rates.
  • Group Hospitalization with medical insurance is available to those who desire this type of protection, with a portion of the premium paid by the State of Indiana.
  • Employees receive 12 work days annual vacation leave with pay. Additional days are granted after 5, 10, and 20 years of service to a maximum of 25 days annually.

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Interviews will be conducted within sixty (60) days after the notice of vacancy expires; between the hours of 0900 and 1700; and will be conducted at the location of the vacancy unless otherwise notified.