SURVICE Engineering Company
  • 25-Jul-2019 to 02-Nov-2019 (EST)
  • Aberdeen Research Operation
  • Sterling, VA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

About Us
Established in 1981, SURVICE Engineering is a nationally recognized, single-source engineering service provider for Government and Industry organizations involved in all phases of the systems engineering process. We're proud to have supported the development, testing, and analysis of many of the major U.S. combat systems in the field today.

Position Summary
SURVICE is currently seeking junior level Forensic Analytical Chemists to support a multi-year, multi-million dollar Department of Homeland Security Customs & Border Protection (CBP) program. DHS CBP requires analytical chemistry support to aid in a mission to stem the flow of opioids into the United States. This an exciting and fast paced opportunity to have a positive impact on the Nation.

This position is located in Sterling, VA
Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • The junior scientist will support a 24/7 watch floor operation 
  • This is shift work and work schedules may vary depending on mission requirements
  • Employees may need to remain on call even when not scheduled
  • Performs analysis of FTIR and Raman spectra with reference libraries
  • Identifies FTIR spectral features based on chemical name
  • Reports findings of FTIR and Raman spectra analysis
  • Prepares and gives oral and written reports on findings as directed within given time and mission parameters
  • Prepares monthly reports of activity and chemical identifications
  • Provides troubleshooting and technical support for field chemical screening devices

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in a physical science, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Experience with laboratory analysis and testing, general spectroscopy, and/or interpretation of spectral data preferred. 

  • Has successfully completed one semester of organic chemistry and one semester of analytical chemistry
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Candidates must be able to pass a technical evaluation and a CBP background investigation to be considered
  • Candidates must be a U.S. citizen due to government contract requirements

SURVICE Engineering Company offers a total rewards package to include competitive salaries, comprehensive insurance options, paid time off, 401k retirement and profit sharing, flexible spending, tuition reimbursement and more.


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