Reference Code: 700

Posted: 12-20-2021


U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC), 4930 North 31st Street, Forest Park, Georgia 30297


February 2022 (flexible start) with end date with in the AEOP Guidelines*

Fellowship Offerings:

Graduate or Post-Doctoral Candidate

Detailed Lab Description, Background, Research Focus:

The Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC) conducts comprehensive forensic operations in support of criminal investigations and conducts expeditionary forensic and biometric operations in support of U.S. Army and Department of Defense efforts to increase military readiness, protect the force and defend the Nation.
The Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS) is located within the Defense Forensic Science Center at the Gillem Enclave in Forest Park, Georgia. OCS is the research, development, test & evaluation (RDT&E) arm of DFSC. OCS’s mission is to increase the U.S. Army’s readiness by executing an innovative RDT&E program that strengthens current and develops future forensic and biometric capabilities.  Research focus areas include: DNA/Biology, Drug Chemistry, Trace Evidence, Latent Prints, Digital Evidence, Pattern and Impression Evidence.

Fellowship Project Description:

The Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC), at the United States U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Laboratory, in Forest Park, GA is looking for a Graduate or Post-Doctoral Research Fellow to join the DFSC research team and assist in forensic science research projects while exploring new technologies and methods and supporting various laboratory activities.  Candidates will also be responsible for literature reviews, including reading scientific journal articles and reporting the information found within these articles. The fellow will also be developing and presenting their research and findings within the Science Center.  This is a great opportunity for someone that is interested in forensic science with past research experience. Participating in the research within the lab will allow the fellow to apply to the American Academy of Forensic Science (AAFS).

Fields of Study:

  • DNA/Biology
  • Drug Chemistry
  • Trace Evidence
  • Latent Prints
  • Digital Evidence
  • Pattern and Impression Evidence
  • American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS)

Fellow Requirements:

  • US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
  • Graduate or Post-Doctoral research and coursework in a related forensic science discipline
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Formal research experience including presenting research to various audiences
  • Knowledge and experience with discipline-specific instrumentation: capillary electrophoresis, GC-MS, LC-MS, FTIR, etc.

Fellowship Educational Stipend Amount:

  • Graduate Student – $3,000+, based on experience and educational level
  • Post-Doctoral – $4,300+, based on experience and prior research

Additional Application Documents Needed:

  • Two references – only reference names and contact information necessary
  • A list of research presentations conducted including location, research presented and audience.


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