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

Position Purpose:  The primary purpose of this position is to serve as the lead synthetic chemist at the Transportation Security Laboratory (TSL).


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follows currently established standard operating procedures (SOPs) to synthesize homemade explosives (HMEs).
  • Performs research to develop syntheses for new HMEs of interest.
  • Performs quality control of HMEs synthesized at the TSL.
  • Works directly with federal client to achieve the goals of the HME laboratory at the TSL.
  • Performs wet chemistry (dilutions, extractions, etc.).
  • Composes and reviews technical reports and SOPs.
  • Composes, reviews, and executes test plans.
  • 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
    • Previous experience synthesizing and handling energetic material.
    • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
    • Good listening skills.
    • Team player with a positive attitude.
    • Good working skills of software and tools necessary for job functions including Microsoft Office suite.
    • Preferred KSA's
      • Experience with measuring density and refractive index
      • Experience with IR, RAMAN, or NMR
      • Experience with using EasyMax for chemical syntheses



Incumbent professional should have: a bachelor's degree in chemistry with a minimum of five years relevant experience; or a master's degree in chemistry with at least two years of relevant experience; or a PhD in Chemistry with at least one year of relevant 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 may oversee junior level chemists performing synthetic chemistry tasks.


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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