The NYC Office of Chief Medical Examiner intends to hire a Forensic Anthropologist (Criminalist, Level III). The position is still pending OMB approval.
Specifics of the job will include:
- Perform daily casework involving analysis of skeletal, decomposed, mummified, burned and/or fragmented human remains.
- Analyze cases for the purpose of decedent identification and/or assessment of skeletal trauma.
- Participate in the peer-review process for casework.
- Respond to death scenes as required (e.g., burials, scattered remains, fire scenes, mass fatalities).
- Utilize NamUs for case upload and decedent identification efforts; including comparison of missing persons records with unidentified decedent records; conducting detailed analysis of OCME cold cases to successfully resolve challenging identifications while working closely with the Identification Department.
- Conduct analysis of World Trade Center remains and associated case files as part of ongoing identification efforts, including communication with World Trade Center family members.
- Collaborate with other members of the Forensic Anthropology Unit, Forensic Pathology, Medicolegal Investigations, and Special Operations in the main office and off-site locations.
- Manage anthropology casework.
- Testify as an expert witness in forensic anthropology.
- Communicate effectively with lay, technical, medical, and legal audiences.
- Participate as a critical member of the agency’s disaster response team, working in the field and in the mortuary.
- Adhere to departmental SOPs, best practices, and laboratory accreditation requirements under ISO 17020.
- Conduct advanced research regarding new methods, procedures, and techniques of laboratory analysis and scientific medico-legal investigation.
- Provide training for OCME and law enforcement personnel on laboratory and field techniques relating to Forensic Anthropology.
Preferred education, training, and skills include:
- Expertise in human osteology, forensic anthropology, and archaeological recovery techniques
- Knowledge of disaster victim identification;
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and computer skills;
- The ability to exercise independent judgment and manage multiple priorities.
- Strong understanding of research methods and data analysis.
- Track record of involvement in the forensic sciences through professional organizations, research, publications, and/or committee appointments.
- Preference will be given to applicants with a completed PhD, specialization in forensic anthropology, and prior experience working in a medical examiner/coroner system.
- Seeking applicants with board certification, or the ability to sit for board certification within 3 years of date of hire.
Contact: Bradley J. Adams, PhD, D-ABFA; Director of Forensic Anthropology; Office of Chief Medical Examiner; 520 First Avenue; New York, NY 10016