All staff employed are civil servants; therefore, any vacancy must be advertised in the national papers and recruitment is by competitive interview.
The Public Appointments Service at:
26-30 Abbey Street Upper,
places the advertisements and organises the recruitment process.
Vacancies are also posted on
For the post of Analyst, the minimum academic qualification is a level 7 qualification in an appropriate Science subject.
For the post of Scientist, the minimum academic qualification is an honours degree (level 8), normally in chemistry, analytical science or an appropriate biological subject such as
biochemistry, biology or molecular biology, or an equivalent qualification.
A formal qualification in forensic science is not required as all new staff members will be fully trained on the job.