Forensic Analysis Applications Specialist - KTP Associate

£29,000 - £35,000

Evesham, Worcestershire - 24 months

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Job description

To develop a probe capable of identifying forensically pertinent samples at crime scenes and indicating their approximate age.

The KTP Associate will:
• Identify the key product requirements for an in-situ forensic evidence analyser
• Develop prototype systems based on collated requirements for the product
• Conduct testing and performance evaluations
• Assist with the development of marketing materials for the launch of the product
• Produce reports to senior management team
• Provide training materials/workshops to Foster & Freeman staff as necessary.
• Contribute to academic research papers.

Project description

This 24 month KTP project will develop a probe capable of identifying forensically pertinent samples at crime scenes and indicating their approximate age. Once commercialised, the device will not only enhance investigators capabilities, it will reduce turn around time and decrease casework costs. The successful associate will be based at Foster & Freeman in Evesham but will work closely with academics at Loughborough University to deliver a successful project.

About the business

Foster & Freeman’s principal activity is the design, manufacture and retail of forensic equipment. This equipment is utilized by police and government agency labs worldwide in their investigations. Examples of such equipment include specialist light sources used at crime scenes to uncover evidence, imaging systems for further lab investigation of evidence obtained, and systems for the development of fingerprints on exhibits. Products are manufactured at their Evesham base before being shipped to global end users; in 2018 92% of their turnover came from exports, which were made to some 80 countries. Their in-house control of R&D and manufacturing ensures significant “first mover” advantage from new systems, engendering a globally leading position in this sector.

HE

Forensic Analysis

PhD in analytical chemistry or associated discipline

21 December 2020

1 February 2021

1 February 2021

REQ200904


To develop a probe capable of identifying forensically pertinent samples at crime scenes and indicating their approximate age.

The KTP Associate will:
• Identify the key product requirements for an in-situ forensic evidence analyser
• Develop prototype systems based on collated requirements for the product
• Conduct testing and performance evaluations
• Assist with the development of marketing materials for the launch of the product
• Produce reports to senior management team
• Provide training materials/workshops to Foster & Freeman staff as necessary.
• Contribute to academic research papers.