LSD&FC was established in 2017. Only the Forensic DNA and Biology (DFB) section is operational currently. The turnover rates are extremely low in this unit. Phase-2 is ongoing and this involves the establishment of the Forensic Toxicology and Chemistry sections. There are job openings in the Forensic Toxicology and Forensic Chemistry sections. The following are descriptions and educational requirements of our core forensic disciplines. For more information on available opportunities please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This section utilizes PCR and CE technologies to analyze DNA isolated from biological evidence in order to determine its source. The DNA profile obtained from the evidentiary item is compared to a known source to include or exclude individuals as suspects. Minimum Educational Requirement: B.S. Biology or Biochemistry. Must have taken and passed courses in Molecular Biology (Cell Biology may be substituted based on course structure), Genetics, and Biochemistry. Statistics or Bio Statistics is also preferred.
This section involves the application chemistry to identify unknown substances recovered from a crime scene. The forensic chemist utilizes such as HPLC, LC-MS/MS and GC-MS to identify unknown materials and compounds. This includes poisons, alcohol, drugs of abuse, narcotics, paint and prescription drugs. Minimum Educational Requirement: B.S. Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry or Biochemistry.
This section will utilize scientific methods and instruments to analyze human tissue or human body fluid from the Medical Examiner/coroner, law enforcement officers and forensic pathologists. The purpose is to determine the presence, type and levels of controlled substances, poisons, drugs and/or alcohol in anti-mortem and post-mortem samples. Minimum Educational Requirement: B.S. Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biology or Biochemistry.
Lagos State DNA Index System (LDIS) Coordinator
This section manages all casework DNA profiles generated at LSD&FC and the Lagos State DNA Database (LSDD). Minimum Educational Requirement: B.S. Biology or a similar subject. Must have taken and passed courses in Molecular Biology (Cell Biology may be substituted based on course structure), Genetics, and Biochemistry. Statistics or Bio Statistics is also preferred.