Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Receive alerts when this company posts new jobs.

Similar Jobs

Job Details

Analytical Chemist

at Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Posted: 3/2/2019
Job Reference #: 14113
Keywords: research, chemical

Job Description

Are you:

... interested in making critical contributions to critical challenges?

… passionate about applying your Chemistry knowledge and experience toward solving the country's toughest national security challenges?
... searching for an engaging career with an employer that prioritizes innovation and collaboration?


We are seeking an Analytical Chemist that is talented, highly motivated, thinks outside-of-the-box, and possesses a deep curiosity and a drive for learning!


Be a part of a diverse team of scientists at The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL). APL is a national leader in scientific research and development, and provides our nation with cutting-edge solutions to solve critical challenges of national importance.


Job Summary: 

Provide analytical/materials chemistry support to the Applied Chemical Sensing efforts of the Homeland Protection and Special Operations mission areas. 

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent
 at each task):

  1. Support research and proposal activities (25%)
  2. Perform various material characterization studies (25%)
  3. Develop test articles and materials for detector evaluation (15%)
  4. Manage and/or support testing events (15%)
  5. Support various other analytical and materials characterization tasking (10%)
  6. Assist in the preparation of reports and presentations to sponsors (10%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.


Required Qualifications:

B.S. or M.S. in chemistry, material science, or related disciple with a minimum of 3 years of analytical experience.  Demonstrated experience working with chromatographic, mass spectral, and optical detection methods, developing analytical methods, and preforming data analysis.  Strong technical writing and presentation skills for both scientific and non-scientific personnel are critical.  Candidates are expected to be self-motivated and able to think independently, work well with others, and present unbiased evaluations of data and other information in technically complex situations. Some travel required. Applicants must be able to obtain and hold a security clearance. 

Desired Qualifications:

Interdisciplinary experience in the chemistry and detection of chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals and materials, explosives and explosive related materials.


Special Working Conditions:  Occasional travel (local and non-local, CONUS), occasional closed room work (report preparation).

Security:  Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

Benefits:  APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity:  Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.