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Job #: R-00058803
Location: Chantilly, VA
Category: Intel
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $5000
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The Intelligence Group at Leidos is currently seeking a Senior BW Analyst / Chemist for an Intelligence Community customer.  The successful candidate will provide direct, daily, on-site support to US Government professionals in the area of the analysis of chemical weapons technology and proliferation.  Candidates must have a TS/SCI with polygraph clearance in order to be considered.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide extended and detailed technical literature searches and other in-depth open-source research in response to questions from US Government personnel and in response to intelligence reporting
  • Review research proposals for CBW proliferation risk as directed by the COTR.
  • Provide significant technical and instructional design inputs to the design and implementation of an online CBW analysis class
  • Manage one or two sessions per year of the one-week "Fundamentals of Analysis of CBW Proliferation" course.  Organize the course content and the inputs of briefers (Leidos SMEs, US Government staff, and consultants).  Compose and brief multiple course modules.
  • After an initial period, manage the contract and coordinate program activities with the COTR.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in chemistry or Master's in chemical engineering and 13 years overall experience
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience working in the chemical industry - organic or inorganic chemical synthesis research or production support
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in supporting the IC
  • Ability to conduct in-depth searches of the technical literature on topics of CW interest.  Ability to conduct internet searches in English and multiple foreign languages
  • Ability to write concise reports summarizing long- and short-term responses to long- and short-term research questions and taskings
  • Knowledge and experience of Leidos contract management methodologies, including management of subcontractors and consultants.


  • Ability to prepare and deliver concise and accurate briefs for the CBW class, country-specific task forces, and IC partners
  • Detailed knowledge of chemical production scheme design, interpretation of process flow charts and schematics, and organic chemical synthesis technologies
  • Comprehensive familiarity with multiple journal, technical conference and patent databases, including those in non-English languages
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with representatives throughout the IC in person, by telephone and through written correspondence
  • Detailed familiarity with principals of pharmacology and toxicology
  • Candidate must possess an active TS/SCI with polygraph level clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Military experience, preferably in US Army Chemical Corps
  • Basic knowledge of molecular biology, laboratory and commercial production of microorganisms and biomolecules, genomics and proteomics, and epidemiology
  • Background using tools associated with all-source analysis
  • Familiarity with CBW-relevant nonproliferation regimes, treaties and transfer networks.
  • Ability to read one or more foreign languages, preferably Russian, Chinese, Farsi or Korean.

Pay Range:

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Effective October 1, in order to enter Leidos facilities in the US and to attend Leidos business events outside our facilities, employees will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry.  Effective December 8, all Leidos employees must be fully vaccinated (2 weeks past final dose) unless they are entitled to a legal accommodation. 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® information 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 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

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