Fort Wayne Regional Laboratory seeks to hire forensic drug chemist

FORT WAYNE – The Indiana State Police is currently accepting applications for a civilian Forensic Scientist IV, Drug Identification Unit at the Fort Wayne Regional Laboratory (FWRL).  

Forensic Scientist IV- Drug Chemistry Unit (Vacancy# 2022077):

This is an entry level position that will support the Laboratory Division’s Drug Analysis Unit.  Successful applicants should have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science, Chemistry, or Forensic Science.
  • Must have completed a minimum of one semester of Physics and Analytical Chemistry/Instrumental Methods; plus one year of the following courses: General and Organic Chemistry, including lecture and associated laboratory classes.
  • Basic knowledge of the theory and practical operation of a variety of scientific instrumentation and analytical techniques.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with both scientific and nonscientific personnel.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to operate a motor vehicle.

Pay starts at $46,709.00 per year. **Starting salary for this position may be adjusted for education, experience, and training.

*Applications must be submitted electronically online, with a deadline of May 2, 2022 at 11:59pm.

For more information on these positions and to apply, visit  or contact Brandon P. Lowe, Personnel Officer for the Indiana State Police Human Resources Division at or (317) 232-8238.