Chemist, Senior

Key Role:

Work as a Chemist supporting an intelligence client's foreign ground force reporting responsibility. Work as part of a diverse contract team performing in-depth technical analysis of foreign conventional and irregular warfare threats to US ground force systems, combat support systems, and US operations. Assess the scientific and technical capabilities of current foreign systems to forecast and predict future capabilities and battlefield effectiveness of such systems through engineering sciences analysis, physical sciences analysis, and life sciences analysis. Integrate data analytics (DA) into all-source production working alongside industry-leading data scientists to directly support the client’s production, plans, and operations. Develop and Support force-on-force ground scenarios, identifying significant intelligence trends within a range of activities, and delivering strategic and anticipatory finished assessments.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of scientific and technical research and its applications
  • Ability to conduct all-source analytic production of national doctrine, strategy, plans, policies, objectives, goals, intentions, command authorities force structures, and resources relating to foreign weapons programs, foreign military materials, chemical plants, and manufacturing facilities 
  • Ability to serve as a technical consultant on topics that include toxic industrial chemicals, toxic industrial materials, rocket fuels, agriculture, CW, nuclear chemistry, and synthetic organic chemistry and to participate in the development of all-source analysist production 
  •  Ability to provide in-depth scientific and technical analysis to provide support analytic operations and knowledge management issues across organizational and intra-IC boundaries and clearly articulate key findings 
  • Ability to define comprehensive, new, or unique research approaches that enable rigorous assessments to address and contribute to high-level tasks
  • Ability to review analytic products for cogent arguments, tradecraft standards, and adequate support for conclusions while routinely testing analytic rigor of analytic products 
  • TS/SCI clearance
  • Master’s degree in a scientific field and 12 years of experience as a Chemist on US Army or DoD programs and projects

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with the application of quantitative and qualitative analytic methods
  • Experience with Conventional and Irregular Warfare concepts and operations
  • Knowledge of NGIC, Army, DIA, or interagency operations
  • Knowledge of DoD Intelligence processes, activities, standards, available analytic tools, and AART operations


Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; TS/SCI clearance is required.

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