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Forensic Anthropologist


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We are looking for a dedicated and meticulous Forensic Anthropologist to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for examining human remains to assist in the identification of individuals and determine the cause of death. This role involves applying scientific techniques from physical anthropology and human osteology in a legal setting, often working closely with forensic pathologists, forensic dentists, and homicide detectives. The Forensic Anthropologist will also be expected to provide expert testimony in court, and therefore must have excellent communication and presentation skills. This role requires a deep understanding of human anatomy, a meticulous approach to data collection and analysis, and a strong commitment to scientific integrity.


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  • Examine human remains to determine the age, sex, ancestry, and unique features of the individual.
  • Assist in the identification of individuals by comparing remains to missing persons records.
  • Determine the cause and manner of death, including identifying signs of trauma or disease.
  • Work closely with other forensic professionals, including pathologists, dentists, and detectives.
  • Provide expert testimony in court.
  • Conduct research to improve methods of forensic anthropology.
  • Maintain detailed records and write reports on findings.
  • Adhere to strict standards of scientific and ethical integrity.
  • Participate in professional development activities to stay current in the field.
  • Educate law enforcement, coroners, and others about forensic anthropology.


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  • Master's degree or Ph.D. in Anthropology or a related field.
  • Certification from the American Board of Forensic Anthropology is preferred.
  • Experience in a forensic setting, such as a medical examiner's office or crime lab.
  • Strong understanding of human anatomy and osteology.
  • Excellent observational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and potentially distressing material with professionalism.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well on a team and collaborate with other professionals.
  • Willingness to adhere to strict ethical and scientific standards.
  • Ability to provide expert testimony in court.

Potential interview questions

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  • What experience do you have in a forensic setting?
  • How do you handle working with sensitive and potentially distressing material?
  • Can you describe a time when your analysis made a significant impact on a case?
  • How do you ensure your work adheres to ethical and scientific standards?
  • Can you discuss your experience providing expert testimony in court?