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Job #: R-00071135
Location: Cleveland, OH
Category: Chemist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos currently has a need for a Chemist/Scientist to support the Chemical Management Team at NASA Glenn Research Center (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Chemical Management Team provides technical support to the GRC Chemical Management, Hazard Communication and Chemical Hygiene programs. 

This position requires an understanding of chemical safety protocols, OSHA regulations and other government regulations as they pertain to the chemical safety and hazard communication fields.  The candidate must have good analytical and reasoning skills as well as the ability to communicate complex ideas and provide innovative solutions. Requires the ability to operate independently and communicate effectively, both internally with technical staff, peers, and management as well as externally with NASA-GRC customers and researchers.

Position responsibilities include: 

  • Maintain the Chemical Management System through the incorporation of chemical records
  • Independently review chemical orders, for all incoming chemicals, to ensure occupational health and safety guidelines are followed
  • Work with researchers on proper chemical storage, appropriate intended use of chemicals, ensure appropriate PPE and facilities
  • Conduct laboratory review of chemical operations
  • Review and incorporate Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) into the GRC Chemical Management SDS Database.  Ensure that compositional data is added to the database for each appropriate SDS
  • Have the ability to clearly communicate complex scientific information concerning safe use and storage of chemicals to all personnel
  • Ensure that all materials on-site have an SDS in the chemical management system
  • Support the implementation of training materials
  • Support the chemical inventory, SDS and labeling requirements of the GRC HAZCOM program and update as needed
  • Maintain records required by the GRC HAZCOM program
  • Provide or arrange for providing appropriate warning placards and/or signs and labels and ensure they are in place at designated areas, as necessary
  • Maintain the chemical inventory by entering container records into the Chemical Management Database including barcodes and pertinent information
  • Conduct building inspections in support of chemical management programs as determined by the facility inspection program schedule and document findings
  • Must be detail oriented, have outstanding organizational skills, have the ability to communicate effectively and be able to work independently

Required Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, biotechnology or similar discipline and at least 2 years of laboratory or chemical safety/management operations, chemical database management, chemical inventory, Safety Data Sheet (SDS) management, chemical safety protocols, chemical facility inspections, materials management, or Occupational Health related experience. Candidate must be proficient with the use of Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, for presentations, reports, and other uses.

Preferred Skills:

The preferred candidate will have experience in database management. Certifications such as the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), National Registry of Certified Chemists Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO), Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) are also a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be capable of lifting 40 pounds and have the ability to conduct potentially physically demanding inspections and in-lab chemical inventories

This is an on-site position residing at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH. The candidate must be a U.S. Citizen, or U.S. Permanent Resident, and be able to successfully pass a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) background investigation.

Pay Range:

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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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