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Chemist Technical Specialist


Every day at Perspecta, we enable hundreds of thousands of people to take on our nation’s most important work.  We’re a company founded on a diverse set of capabilities and skills, bound together by a single promise: we never stop solving our nation’s most complex challenges.  Our team of engineers, analysts, developers, investigators, integrators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions.  We continually push ourselves—to respond, to adapt, to go further.  To look ahead to the changing landscape and develop new and innovative ways to serve our customers.

Perspecta works with U.S. government customers in defense, intelligence, civilian, health care, and state and local markets. Our high-caliber employees are rewarded in many ways—not only through competitive salaries and benefits packages, but the opportunity to create a meaningful impact in jobs and on projects that matter. 

Perspecta’s talented and robust workforce—14,000 strong—stands ready to welcome you to the team. Let’s make an impact together.

Perspecta is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


Responsible for conducting, reviewing and participating in chemical studies, experiments on organic and inorganic compounds and materials, analyses, and tests which require technical knowledge and techniques in projects regarding organization research, production or operation. Able to review and revise technical descriptions of chemicals and reactions.  Research and analysis on various substances (organic or inorganic) to determine chemical properties, composition, structure, etc., and to investigate potential applications to national security. Develop solutions to technical problems. Develop technical papers and/or presentations for a broad audience and present them at meetings. Applies advanced principles, theories, and concepts to job assignments, and contributes to the development of new ideas and principles. Solves uniquely complex problems, working under consultative direction. Often speaks for the organization to internal/external customers and works on long-range programs and objectives. Provides advice to the organization in area of expertise. Provide technical support to testing, design, development and maintenance of chemical technology.  Plays a role in overall functional strategic planning. Frequently interfaces with internal/external customers and makes significant contributions to department goals and planning efforts.

We are seeking a systems engineer / systems integrator with expertise in organic and/or analytical chemistry that is a proactive, highly technical, analytic thinker. The candidate shall have the ability to work efficiently in a small team, as well as independently, in an often extremely fast-paced environment, and knowledge of analytical chemistry techniques and equipment is essential. The candidate must be able to be: an effective communicator with good interpersonal skills, and will interact daily with laboratory personnel and customers alike; communicate complex issues, clearly, concisely to both technical and non-technical audiences; the ability to liaise with internal subject matter experts; develop analysis plans, assess and critique plans received from contractors; stay up-to-date in latest Chemical and Biological threats to National Security.


Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.

 TS/SCI Clearance with Polygraph

 Bachelors degree from an accredited college in chemistry, chemical engineering, or other related scientific discipline. A master’s degree may substitute for two year’s experience.

Strong background and knowledge of analytical chemistry techniques and experience with laboratory equipment, including Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS), Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR), Raman Spectroscopy, and X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and others.  Ability to independently assess data quality, identify trends, issues and make recommendations to the Program Manager for appropriate action.

Demonstrated ability to be a self-starter, work independently as well as in a team environment, and be exceptionally detail oriented.

Demonstrated ability to analyze, prioritize, problem solve, work several tasks simultaneously, and meet short-fuse deadlines in stressful situations.

Most work is conducted in an office environment.  Hands on laboratory testing is not required. 

Work travel may include one discretionary trip per quarter.

Requires 10 to 12 years with BS/BA or 8 to 10 years with MS/MA or 5 to 7 years with PhD.

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Top Secret / SCI + Poly
Chantilly, Virginia
United States
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