Work in a team environment in providing basic and applied research efforts for the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, Chemical Biological Center (CCDC CBC), Chemical Sciences Division. Research efforts are targeted in areas of chemical and biological defense and projects are focused in areas of warfighter protection and enhancing national defense capability. Research efforts require the synthesis of chemical compounds to include chemical warfare agents (CWAs) and their pre-cursors and degradation products. Efforts include product characterization and trace -level analytical detection.
Performs chemical synthesis activities in accordance with CCDC CBC defined procedures and protocols. For new techniques and/or synthesis of select agents, work with a team of researchers to design synthesis strategies.
Works under the direct supervision of first-line supervisor.
Performs analyses and characterization via an array of instrumentation to include Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and GC-Mass Selective Detection.
Identifies bulk and trace level reaction intermediates and products
Works in a team environment and contribute to technical research reports
Performs other duties, as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry with 2+ years relative work experience in chemical synthesis
Demonstrated experience in NMR and GC-MS.
Demonstrated experience in chemical synthesis and product characterization
Must be able to obtain Secret Clearance (US Citizenship required)
Must be able to meet qualifications for enrollment into the U.S. Army's Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (C-PRP)
Strong communication skills and research writing skills
Ability to wear personal protective equipment, to include an air purifying respirator.
Demonstrated experience in method optimization of historically low-yield synthesis mechanisms
Previous experience in working with chemical warfare agents and/or other toxic industrial chemicals / materials.
Method development and method optimization
Current DoD Secret Clearance
External Referral Bonus:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
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