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Opportunity at Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC)

Advancing Latent Print Recovery from Improvised Explosive Devices


Defense Forensic Science Center

RO# Location
09.01.01.B8233 Forest Park, GA 302975205


Name E-mail Phone
Salyards, Jeff 404.469.7107


Latent Print Development on Porous Materials

To reach our objectives, the Defense Forensic Science Center (DFSC), under the Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS), will develop novel methods and techniques for the generation of latent prints (LP) from porous materials (e.g., untreated wood). Current methodologies for developing LP from porous materials collected in both traditional and expeditionary settings need improvement. The development of new methods and techniques will significantly aid investigations in an expeditionary setting where examiners attempt to recover LP from improvised explosive device (IED) material. The novel methods generated from this research project will result in a paradigm shift in the analysis of latent prints. Prospective applicants should have a strong background in Chemistry, Mathematics, Optics, and/or Statistics. The strongest candidates will be comfortable with organic chemistry and/or laser optics, but application is not limited to this background.


Chemistry; Mathematics; Optics; Statistics; Laser; Organic chemistry; Finger prints; Forensics;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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