Worldwide Counter Threat Solutions

  • hDNA Analyst

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(3/26/2018 11:03 AM)
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  • Overview

    hDNA Analyst


    Worldwide Counter Threat Solutions (WCTS), an International Firm specializing in protecting people and infrastructure from terrorist and extremist threats worldwide, is currently seeking exceptional, highly qualified candidates to support on-going forensics work.


    Opening anticipated April/May 2018


    How to Apply:

    Applications will only be accepted through our Corporate Website's Career Section: or


    Work Location:  Charlottesville, Virginia


    Duties and Responsibilities:


    • Perform DNA analysis on samples reference and forensic type samples and various levels of template DNA to include touch DNA samples using validated protocols.
    • Interpret and report the results of DNA testing.
    • Utilize and maintain a variety of scientific equipment such as real-time PCR systems, thermal cyclers, genetic analyzers, and next generation sequencers.
    • Design and perform experiments to validate new kits, instruments, and protocols for use in casework.
    • Support occasional deployments to forward based, OCONUS laboratories for DoD customers.
    • Other tasks as assigned


    Minimum Requirements:

    • Possess an Active Secret security clearance
    • US Citizen
    • Bachelor Bachelor’s of Science in forensics, chemistry, biology, or related discipline
    • Five years (5) of directly relatable experience in the discipline
    • Two years (2) experience working in the IC environment
    • Proven ability to translate requirements and observations into clearly defined written products (briefings, reports, White Papers) in short timeframes.



    Desired Qualifications:

    • Experience as a DNA analyst working in an accredited forensic DNA laboratory/system
    • Experience maintaining forensic DNA laboratory equipment
    • Experience using GeneMapper ID-X, GeneMarker HID, Osiris, or similar STR analysis software
    • Experience with DNA databasing software such as CODIS or LISA/LSAM.
    • Ability to make sound scientific decisions during DNA test interpretation
    • Ability to effectively communicate the results of DNA testing both orally and in writing to a wide variety of customers.


    About Worldwide Counter Threat Solutions:


    WCTS is a global leader in defeating terrorist and extremist threats. With an unrivaled expertise in counter-threat solutions, we deliver programs and events for defeating IEDs, other Explosives Threats and terrorist incidents at the technical, operational, and strategic levels, for government, militaries and non-governmental organizations.


    WCTS attracts the most highly motivated and qualified professionals in the Anti/Counter Terrorism industry. We appreciate the importance of high caliber professionals and offer an attractive salary and benefits package that includes industry leading Medical, Dental, life and Disability Insurance; 401K, paid time off, and holidays to ensure the highest quality of life for our employees. A career with our world-class team at WCTS offers unparalleled opportunities for growth worldwide.


    Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. WCTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  WCTS participates in e-Verify.



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