Leading the Lab: Working in a Senior Position in Forensic Science

While all leadership roles come with their own unique challenges, those in management roles in the forensic biology field face the difficult task of reducing backlogs, maintaining quality assurance standards, applying for grant funding, and keeping their staff current on training while addressing current caseload requirements and bringing on the latest technologies. Less than 10% of people are born with a natural ability to lead, so training is of the utmost importance for those in leadership positions.

Pam Marshall, Director of the Masters in Forensic Science and Law Program at Duquesne University discusses some of the challenges that those in leadership roles face, the importance of communication, and what can be learned by working with the next generation of forensic scientists.
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