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Staff Chemist

Company: Chimera Enterprises International
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Chimera Enterprises International is seeking a Staff Chemist based in Charlottesville, VA. Travel OCONUS will be required.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Duties will be executed in a CONUS or OCONUS laboratory and include performing analyses of samples that have been collected.
  • Define new methods to support expansion of laboratory capabilities and improve/solve existing method deficiencies.
  • Assist in developing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Review, evaluate, and analyze data from samples and provide database entry support
  • Perform equipment/instrument maintenance
  • Utilize, maintain, and troubleshoot instrumentation such as the following:
  • Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy
  • Liquid Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry / Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Polarized Light Microscope (PLM)
  • Compare sample results to a library of known results for the specific instrumentation and chemical being tested
  • Expertise using ThermoFisher Scientific HRMS Orbitrap technology. This experience should include familiarity with data of said technology and experience identifying unknown compounds.
  • Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each evidence item and relevant key portions of the evidence item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation
  • Document examination results/findings in the required Laboratory Information System(s) and databases
  • Annotate the file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results
  • Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of files, reports, data, etc.
  • Ensure a proper chain of custody for all evidence and samples is maintained
  • Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with laboratory procedures
  • Must possess, at a minimum, intermediate computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project and Outlook

Required Qualifications:

  • At minimum a Bachelors of Science degree (e.g., Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensics) coupled with 5 years directly relatable experience,  a Masters of Science with 2 years directly relatable experience, or a PhD in Chemistry or a related scientific area
  • Expertise using ThermoFisher Scientific HRMS Orbitrap technology. This experience should include familiarity with data of said technology and experience identifying unknown compounds.
  • Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment
  • Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment
  • Current active DoD Secret security clearance and must be able to pass a CI polygraph
  • U.S. citizenship
  • Eligible US Passport

Desired Qualifications:

  • Deployed experience in Analytical/Operational environment
  • Experience with High Resolution Mass Spectrometry.

Location:  Charlottesville, VA. Travel OCONUS will be required.

About Us: 
Chimera Enterprises International (Chimera) is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Company with headquarters in Maryland. We are built to inspire growth for our clients with innovative solutions, that helps our clients succeed. Chimera is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting and retaining the most qualified employees regardless of race, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age or disability. 

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