Chemist

Key Role:

Assist with conducting exploratory research using Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman, Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LCMS), X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), or Gas Chromatography (GC) and providing technically sound methods, processes, and analytical testing techniques. Operate and perform user-level maintenance on GC-based instruments that are used for chemical agent and toxic industrial compound air monitoring. Operate and perform user-level maintenance on sampling equipment for the collection of quantitative and confirmation sorbent tubes. Operate and perform user-level maintenance on a range of chemistry lab instruments, including GC-based systems, LC-based instruments, XRF instruments, FTIR or Raman systems, and ion mobility spectrometry systems. Analyze sorbent tube samples daily and report results to the client by an established reporting deadline. Analyze unknown solids, liquids, and wipes for selected target agents. Operate and perform user-level maintenance for a facility waste water dosing-monitoring system.

Basic Qualifications:

-2+ years of experience in a professional work environment
-Experience with summarizing research and development findings

-Experience with using gas chromatography, liquid chromatography, x-ray fluorescence, FTIR or Raman systems, and ion mobility spectrometry systems

-Experience with developing analytical methods on various chemistry instrumentation
-Knowledge of chemical agents and toxic industrial compounds
-Ability to work in a customer-facing environment under tight deadlines
-Ability to obtain a security clearance
-BS degree in Chemistry

Additional Qualifications:
-Knowledge of hazardous chemical air and ground transport requirements, the effective use of engineering controls, and chemical hygiene, including spill response

Clearance:
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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