Science and Medicine
STEM at the FBI
Science and Medicine Careers
Science and medicine careers at the FBI leverage cutting-edge technology and methodologies to provide a meaningful impact to national security and local communities.
Our scientists and medical professionals use cutting-edge techniques and advanced technologies to support FBI personnel to advance the mission. Their medical assessments are crucial to maintaining a healthy workforce, and their scientific assessments, interpretations, and trial testimonies are pivotal to the FBI’s investigative success.
Examples of Science and Medicine Roles
Biologists analyze DNA from body-fluid stains and other biological tissues recovered from items of evidence.
Chemists provide analytical and comparison services in one or more specialized disciplines, such as toxicology, paints and polymers, explosives, fire debris, and chemical warfare agents.
Physical scientists extract and preserve evidence in multiple disciplines, like trace evidence, latent fingerprints, or firearms/toolmarks.
Occupational Health Nurses (PDF) assess and treat the routine and emergency health care needs of our workforce, facilitate Fitness-for-Duty examinations, and maintain quality control measures.
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