Education and Experience
BS degree in chemistry or a related scientific discipline plus 0 to 2 years of directly related experience.
In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 5 years applicable work experience. Work experience may be adjusted for highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to think critically.
Knowledge of chemical/physical principles, theories, and established methodologies sufficient to perform the full range of duties involved in conducting research projects.
A security clearance of an appropriate level may be required after employment.
Under immediate supervision, assists with research and analysis on various substances to determine chemical properties, composition and structure and to investigate potential applications to industry. Disciplines may include organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and analytical chemistry.
Duties and Responsibilities
Conducts routine technical investigations involving the modification of material, component or process specifications and requirements.
Works with staff in the laboratory in the conduct of scientific measurements and experiments. Records and evaluates data.
Assists with models describing technical phenomena and progress; evaluates available analytical models for application to specific areas of analyses. Performs routine analysis and trouble-shooting.
Responsible for the setup, assembly, use, maintenance, and calibration of equipment and processes.
Develops and maintains contacts with customers.
Assists in identifying opportunities for new program initiatives and follow-on tasking for current projects and may participate in proposal efforts through the development of supporting information and data.
Acts as liaison with other departments, divisions, and organizations.
Participates in the activities of professional societies.
Prepares and assists others in the development of status reports, letters, technical memoranda, contact reports, technical analyses or other outputs needed.
Assists with the preparation of formal briefings to staff and customers and may participate in technical discussions at project review sessions.
Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
U.S. Citizenship Required.