Advert Ref: RMQ739

Advert Title: Forensic Scientist

Area: La Lucia, Durban

Advert Type: Full-Time

Working Hours: 40 Hours

Time Conditions: Dayshift

Salary: R26,500 - R42,500

Closing Date: 22 October 2022

Role Summary

We are looking to hire a knowledgeable forensic scientist to assist us by responding to call-outs, providing forensic expertise at crime scenes, and reviewing crime scene reports. The Forensic Scientist will lead teams, conduct independent investigations and reconstructions, and compile technical and administrative reviews of complex, serious, and major crime scenes. You will manage and preserve crime scenes until pertinent personnel arrives. You will testify in trials and hearings, and prepare records and reports.

To be successful in this role you need to apply your knowledge judiciously to reach sound conclusions. Ideal candidates are proficient multitaskers, resilient to stress, and have excellent communication skills.



  • Responding to make assessments and perform investigative tasks.

  • Identifying and collecting physical evidence, and making notes.

  • Attending autopsies to make observations, gather evidence, and take photographs.

  • Processing evidence in the laboratory.

  • Compiling reports for court proceedings, and providing expert testimony.

  • Reconstructing and explaining events.

  • Overseeing and mentoring less experienced staff.

  • Maintaining and testing equipment to ensure effectiveness.


  • Bachelor's degree in forensic science, natural science, or related field.

  • 3+ years of technical experience in a forensic laboratory.

  • Experienced with giving expert witness testimony in courts of law.

  • Proficient with bloodstain pattern analysis.

  • Completion of a criminal background check and polygraph examination.

  • Undeterred by performing duties of unpleasant nature, for instance at serious.

  • Available to work extended hours, over weekends, and on public holidays.

Interested Applicants who meet the requirements may apply here on our website or use the email address of La Lucia Hospital HR Manager STELLA VAN ROOY []. Applicants will be conducted shortly, Should you not be contacted in 14 days of your application, Please consider your application unsuccessful and thank you for your interest in our healthcare group.