Forensic Science Ireland
Eolaíocht Fhóiréinseach Éireann

// Science Supporting Justice

All staff employed are civil servants; therefore all recruitment is by competitive interview.

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.

Current Vacancies

FSI are currently running a competition for Forensic Scientist Grade III

How to Apply

Please note that Forensic Science Ireland have engaged with an external recruitment company (Staffline Recruitment) to manage the online application process and assist with the selection process. You can apply for the Forensic Scientist Grade III role by completing the online application form at

Closing Date

The closing date for this competition is Monday 15th January 2024

It is suggested that you apply well in advance of the closing date in case you experience any difficulties. Support will be available via email at