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Job #: R-00089150
Location: Aberdeen, MD
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Defense

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Description

Job Description:

The Defense Group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Research Scientist located in Aberdeen, MD. This is an excellent opportunity to use your experience and expertise to assist the Combat Capabilities Development Command-Chemical Biological Center (DEVCOM CBC) - Protection and Decontamination Division in basic and applied research efforts for the development, test, and evaluation of novel filter media and new decontamination products. The candidate will support development, test and evaluation of novel materials, equipment, and method applications for chemical and biological protection of the U.S. warfighter.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Function as a team member with other engineers, chemist and scientists in synthesizing and testing novel materials such as metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and new polymers.

  • Development of catalytic materials for individual and collective protection against chemical warfare agents and other toxic industrial chemicals.

  • Operates and maintains analytical test equipment to include, but not limited to, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), X-ray Diffraction, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

  • Supports frequency response techniques to measure mass transfer resistances.

  • Performs work in accordance published processes and procedures, ensuring safety

  • Generates test data and contributes to technical report development for various scientific technical information (STI).

  • Assists customer in research proposal writing to secure future project funding.

  • Prepares presentations, posters, and technical briefs for various technical communities.

  • Performs other duties assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related technical field with 6 or more years of relevant experience

  • Must be US Citizen and have ability to obtain DoD “Secret Clearance” upon hire

  • Proven experience in metal organic framework (MOF) development and testing, polymer development and characterization, and operating and maintaining analytical equipment (E.g., NMR, XRF, and XPS)

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in analyzing and reporting analytical data

  • Ability to work independently with minimal oversight

  • Ability to wear laboratory personal protective equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related technical field with 2 or more years of applicable experience

  • Experience in applying research methodologies for developing innovative materials

  • Published reports related to development and testing of sorbent materials

  • Experience in working with chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial materials/chemicals

  • Strong communication and writing skills

  • Proven abilities in proposal and grant writing.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $74,750.00 - $115,000.00 - $155,250.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Covid Guidance for the US

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 44,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

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