Analytical Chemist

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab
Laurel, MD
Jun 08, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Accountant, IT
Full Time
DescriptionAre you an analytical chemist passionate about applying your chemistry knowledge and expertise toward solving the country's toughest national security challenges? Do you want to work on projects with a dynamic and diverse team of chemists, chemical engineers and physicists? If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL. We are seeking an analytical chemist to join a diverse team of scientists in the in Applied Chemistry and Physics Group (QPC). You will be joining a hardworking team of scientists who are developing applied chemistry solutions in order to solve important problems for the US and its allies. We believe in building strong, action-oriented teams, continually growing our capabilities, cultivating collaborative relationships and fostering a work environment that embraces integrity, trust, confidence and teamwork. We value diversity, inclusion, positive attitudes, technical quality, and innovation. We are passionate about the exploration of innovative concepts related to current and future challenges.As an Analytical Chemist Your primary responsibility will be to conduct rigorous, mission-focused analytical chemistry studies and assessments. You will perform research and develop analytical techniques to detect threat related chemicals. You will contribute to research and proposal activities by teaming with QPC colleagues to propose new ideas and concepts QualificationsYou meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you Possess a bachelor's degree in a STEM field Have at least one year of experience working with chromatographic, mass spectral or optical detection methods, developing analytical methods and performing data analysis Are able to obtain a Secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include US citizenship. You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you Possess a bachelor's or master's degree in chemistry or a related technical field Have three or more years experience in developing analytical methods for detection of chemical threats Have experience working with gas chromatography mass spectrometry or high performance liquid chromatographyWhy work at APL? The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates. At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at