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Job #: R-00009219
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: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Job Description

Leidos is looking for an experienced Chemical Engineer at its Picatinny Arsenal, NJ site.

Primary Responsibilities

The candidate will be responsible for the development and execution of novel synthetic strategies utilizing state of the art continuous synthesis and processing techniques for energetic materials and their precursors. Responsible for design of synthetic pathways utilizing flow chemistry exclusively or to a maximum extent, establishing analytical methods for reaction monitoring, conducting process safety evaluation, conducting scale-up and process optimization through modeling, selecting commercial off the shelf automated flow equipment, and performing scale-up operations. Also responsible for developing purification and characterization techniques. Expected to lead and participate in multi-disciplinary teams to develop technical solutions. Frequently interacts with subordinates, supervisors, customers, and/or functional peer group managers.

Basic Qualifications
  • Requires a Masters Degree with 6 + years of prior relevant experience.
  • Specific demonstrated experience in flow chemistry techniques required. Hazardous chemical handling and chemical lab experience required.
  • Expert knowledge and experience with state of art flow chemistry equipment and techniques for synthesis, scale-up, and characterization required.
  • Knowledge of energetic materials, formulation and crystallization techniques desirable.
  • 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.
  • US citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications

PH. D in Chemical Engineering plus relevant experience.

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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