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Chemist Technical Specialist

Chantilly, VA 20151
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The Intelligence group provides high-end systems engineering and integration products and services, data analytics and software development to national and military intelligence customers. Serving federal agencies and the Intelligence Community for more than 50 years, the Intelligence group helps our clients meet their mission needs by providing trusted advisors, leading-edge technologies, and innovative solutions.


Responsible for conducting, reviewing and participating in chemical studies, experiments on organic and inorganic compounds and materials, analyses, and tests which require technical knowledge and techniques in projects regarding organization research, production or operation. Able to review and revise technical descriptions of chemicals and reactions. Research and analysis on various substances (organic or inorganic) to determine chemical properties, composition, structure, etc., and to investigate potential applications to national security. Develop solutions to technical problems. Develop technical papers and/or presentations for a broad audience and present them at meetings. Applies advanced principles, theories, and concepts to job assignments, and contributes to the development of new ideas and principles. Solves uniquely complex problems, working under consultative direction. Often speaks for the organization to internal/external customers and works on long-range programs and objectives. Provides advice to the organization in area of expertise. Provide technical support to testing, design, development and maintenance of chemical technology. Plays a role in overall functional strategic planning. Frequently interfaces with internal/external customers and makes significant contributions to department goals and planning efforts.

We are seeking a systems engineer / systems integrator with expertise in organic and/or analytical chemistry that is a proactive, highly technical, analytic thinker. The candidate shall have the ability to work efficiently in a small team, as well as independently, in an often extremely fast-paced environment, and knowledge of analytical chemistry techniques and equipment is essential. The candidate must be able to be: an effective communicator with good interpersonal skills, and will interact daily with laboratory personnel and customers alike; communicate complex issues, clearly, concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences; the ability to liaise with internal subject matter experts; develop analysis plans, assess and critique plans received from contractors; stay up-to-date in latest Chemical and Biological threats to National Security.


Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.

TS/SCI Clearance with Polygraph

Bachelors degree from an accredited college in chemistry, chemical engineering, or other related scientific discipline. A masters degree may substitute for two years experience.

Strong background and knowledge of analytical chemistry techniques and experience with laboratory equipment, including Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR), Raman Spectroscopy, and X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and others. Ability to independently assess data quality, identify trends, issues and make recommendations to the Program Manager for appropriate action.

Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter, work independently as well as in a team environment, and be exceptionally detail oriented.

Demonstrated ability to analyze, prioritize, problem solve, work several tasks simultaneously, and meet short-fuse deadlines in stressful situations.

Most work is conducted in an office environment. Hands on laboratory testing is not required.

Work travel may include one discretionary trip per quarter.

Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)


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Posted: 2020-01-23 Expires: 2020-02-22

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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