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Works with the Environmental Chemistry Branch, Environmental Processes and Engineering Divion at the Environmental Laboratory, US Army Engineer Research and Development Center and executes the research, development, and evaluation tasks including fabrication and instrumentation of test articles; coordination and conduct of major field investigations; theoretical studies; and laboratory experimental work and computational modeling. Performs a variety of laboratory and field procedures using established scientific methods and techniques. Provides scientific and technical guidance and coordination among contractors and communicates scientific and technical information through oral briefings and written documents.

Able to supervise associate contractors and works besides them in their daily operations and research in analytical chemistry, material chemistry, and computational chemistry. Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. Provides scientific and technical guidance and expertise. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Communicates scientific and technical information through oral briefings and written documents. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  2. Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  3. Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
  4. Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  5. Generating or adapting equipment and technology to serve user needs.
  6. Conduct research to develop methodologies, instrumentation, and procedures for medical application, analyzing data and presenting findings to the scientific audience and general public.
  7. Study analytical chemistry, material chemistry, and computational chemistry and related processes.
  8. Consult with and advise scientists, educators, researchers, and others regarding chemistry and conputational applications.
  9. Able to supervise associate contractors and works besides them in their daily operations and research.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position may require U.S. Government-issued Security Clearance. E-Verify screening is required.

Education/Experience:

Requires a PhD in their field of specialty.

Language Ability:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Math Ability:

Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word; Adobe Acrobat; Notepad; WordPad; Microsoft Excel; and current Microsoft Windows operating systems; as well as the ability to use Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Able to navigate internet.

Special Skills:

Excellent team work and solution oriented communication style.

Wide range of creativity and flexibility.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be working with military-relevant contaminants, elements, and compounds. Overtime may be required.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

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