Signature Science, LLC
  • - NJ- Egg Harbor Township
  • Egg Harbor Township, NJ, USA
  • Full Time

Position Purpose:  The primary purpose of this position is to perform chemistry tasks at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collects and analyzes data using gas chromatography (GC), liquid chromatography with mass spectrometry detection (LCMS), and ion chromatography (IC).
  • Performs troubleshooting, maintenance, and method development on GC, LCMS, and IC instrumentation.
  • Performs wet chemistry (dilutions, extractions, etc.).
  • Collects and analyzes data using explosive trace detection (ETD) systems.
  • Performs microscopy measurements using stereomicroscope or polarized light microscope.
  • Composes and reviews technical reports and standard operating procedures.
  • Composes, reviews, and executes test plans.
  • Synthesizes homemade explosives.
  • Performs literature reviews.
  • Safely handles explosive and other hazardous materials.
  • Sources materials and submits purchase requests.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSA's):

  • Required KSA's
    • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
    • Good listening skills.
    • Good working knowledge of trace analytical instrumentation (GC, LCMS, and IC).
    • Good working skills of software and tools necessary for job functions including Microsoft Office suite.
    • Preferred KSA's
      • Previous experience handling energetic material.
      • Previous experience with ETD systems.
      • Previous experience with the development of explosive simulants.
      • Familiarity with bulk explosive detection systems.
      • Familiarity with computer programing languages, such as LabVIEW, Visual Basic for Applications, MATLAB, Python, C, C++, or Java.


Education/Experience: Incumbent professional should have a minimum of a bachelor's degree in chemistry and at least two years of qualified experience.


Certificates and Licenses: No specific certificates or licenses are required for this position.


Clearance: The ability to obtain a Secret clearance and Department of Homeland Security suitability is required for this position.


Supervisory Responsibilities: The incumbent professional has little to no supervisory responsibilities.


Working Conditions/ Equipment: The incumbent professional is expected to work and/or be available during regular business hours.  He/she should also generally be available via e-mail or phone during non-business hours as needed to address critical issues or emergencies.  He/she may be required to travel on behalf of the company up to 25%.


The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position.  Incumbents will follow any other instructions and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

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