Department: Biology (BIOL)
Forensic Science Project Manager
The George Mason University Forensic Science (FRSC) Program, within in the College of Science, invites well-qualified candidates to apply for our Forensic Science Project Manager position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
This hybrid position provides forensic science technical support as well as academic, marketing, and some administrative support for the Forensic Science Program's faculty and students. The incumbent's primary function is to serve as the project manager of the program's various initiatives. Specific duties include:
- Coordinate the setup and daily operation of the Crime Scene House and Biometrics Lab (CSHBL);
- Assist in establishing advisory committees;
- Coordinate and consult on crime scene investigation scenarios used for training, and other FRSC training initiatives;
- Help to coordinate all requisite student self-study and compliance programs within the FRSC Program;
- Prepare technical reports in a wide range of forensic areas;
- Support academic program faculty in a variety of ways, including but not limited to: participating in brainstorming and researching for course development, developing and organizing course materials, and completing advising paperwork;
- Support the marketing efforts of the program such as updating the program website, photographing events, developing marketing materials, and coordinating with members of the news media;
- Provide limited administrative support, such as preparing technical correspondences, purchasing materials, and reconciling the related accounts;
- Develop methods to assess program effectiveness in a variety of forensic science related areas; and
- Assist with internship and job placement initiatives for students, and student advising.
- Significant training and/or education in forensic science;
- A strong attention to detail;
- Highly developed organizational skills;
- Ability to multitask;
- Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds;
- Excellent verbal and writing skills;
- Strong analytical thinking skills;
- Knowledge of research design and application to forensic science; and
- Knowledge of basic forensic science laboratory design and operations.
- Completion of coursework related to forensic science at the master's degree level;
- Experience working in a forensic science lab or academic setting;
- Experience working with undergraduate and graduate students;
- Experience working with social media and marketing concepts and applications, including use of photography; and
- Experience making forensic science presentations to a variety of audience.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience; anticipated starting salary is in the low- to mid-$50,000s.
Criminal Background Check: Standard Background Check
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02736z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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