Research Scientist
KellyOCG - Wilmington, MA

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Our Client in our Wilmington, MA facility invites applicants for a Research Scientist position within the CBRNE Research and Development group. This individual will be responsible for conducting research on next generation trace detection systems based on both Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) and Mass Spectrometry (MS) platforms.

Conducts novel research as directed to accomplish improvements in current and future trace detection instrumentation

Provides innovative solutions to complex problems surrounding the trace detection of a variety of target analytes

Interfaces with customer organizations and represents the company effectively and professionally

Functions in a team setting efficiently with other R&D team members

Able to balance workload over several research projects simultaneously

May work as a project leader for a given task, or as a mentor to other members of the R&D team

Supports requests for technical assistance from fielded systems

Produces technical reports and completes tasks delegated by manager

Be available after hours for emergencies

Qualifications and Requirements

Must have a Ph.D. in chemistry/physics

Demonstrate technical expertise with various trace detection techniques such as IMS/DMS and MS (multiple variants). 5+ years of laboratory experience with such instrumentation is required.

Experience in designing and building custom IMS and/or MS systems is strongly desired

Familiarity and implementation with a range of ionization sources commonly used in trace detection systems.

Strong communication skills - both written and oral as demonstrated through a proven track record of peer reviewed publications, presentations at conferences, and patents

Eligibility Requirements

Must be 18 years or older

Must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process

Must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process

Must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States

Must be willing to engage in periodic travel (up to 20%)

Must be eligible to apply for a US Security Clearance

Desired Characteristics

High level of experience with trace detection of homeland security applicable compounds

Significant level of experience with analytical instrumentation

Highly motivated researcher with strong work ethic able to work independently or in teams

Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines

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