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Job #: R-00004888
Location: Picatinny Arsenal, NJ
Category: Chemical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Job Description

Leidos is looking for a Chemist/Chemical Engineer at its Picatinny Arsenal, NJ site.

Primary Responsibilities
  • The candidate will be responsible for the development of novel synthetic strategies for energetic compounds of interest to the US Army.
  • Responsible for developing scalable processes accounting for reaction kinetics, thermal management, materials handling and purification.
  • Expected to lead and participate in multi-disciplinary teams to develop technical solutions.
  • In addition to developing reaction strategies, the employee will be expected to identify, implement and develop processes including extraction, distillation and crystallization.
  • Responsible for independently applying analysis techniques and methods.
  • Frequently interacts with subordinates, supervisors, customers, and/or functional peer group managers.


Basic Qualifications
  • Min of a Bachelor's degree required, MS preferred.
  • Hazardous chemical handling and chemical lab experience required.
  • US citizenship required.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with process analytical technology including IR, Raman, GC, and HPLC desired but not required.
  • Experience with statistical design of experiments (DOE) methodology highly desirable.
  • Must have the ability to adapt and direct research programs for rapid results.
  • Must be able to work in a team-based environment.
  • Must have the ability and desire to initiate and execute new projects.


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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