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Chemical Materials Engineer

Stimulant Lab Support (Scientist 2)

Department: Testing

Location: Atlantic City, New Jersey

U.S. Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess or be Able to Obtain: Secret

Travel: No

Schedule: Full-time


Description of Business Environment

Peace is often associated with passivity. At Rocky Mountain Scientific Laboratory, we associate peace with strength, courage, and action. We know that enabling peace to prevail is not for the faint of heart, which is why we built our company foundation on the core values of Integrity, Quality, Agility, and Grit. We pride ourselves in providing unequaled services and technologies in the field of applied energetics to our customers. Our experts possess extensive knowledge and capability in energetic materials and military systems enabling them to offer analytical characterization, modeling & simulation, design, system integration, prototyping, test engineering, and proof-of-concept production services covering a wide range of applications. Our strengths lie in our ability and relentless determination to get the job done quickly and affordably.


RMSL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Affirmative Action employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. All qualified applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, national origin or other legally protected status. An applicant with a disability or a disabled veteran can request reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our positions.


Specific Job Description

RMSL is a growth company with an outstanding job opportunity for a chemical materials engineer. This position will report to the Testing Group Lead. In this role, the ideal candidate will be responsible for:

  • Performs research, design, development, analysis, test and evaluation of complex security systems.

  • Determines potential of physics approaches for further development, defines opportunities to interface various technologies/systems, and assesses usefulness of technologies in the homeland security environment with moderate supervision.

  • Writes experiment/test plans and procedures, conducts test, collects test data, and prepares technical reports.

  • Perform a variety of complex laboratory and analytical procedures.

  • Prepares and gives presentation at conference sand other meetings.


Required Skills

  • Has experience in automated data collection, analysis, and presentation.

  • Proficient in the use of personal computers and has working knowledge of commercial software programs.

  • Has good written and oral communication skills and is able to write project documents with moderate supervisions.

  • Physical requirements:

    • Must be able to sit for extended periods of time;  must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.; must have the ability to see near and far and work with a computer monitor on a daily basis

    • Required to bend, sit, stand and lift to perform job effectively

Desired Skills

  • Physics - including but not limited to:

    • Familiarity with X-ray and photon-matter interactions

    • Experience with X-ray measurements including digital radiography, computed tomography, diffraction, incoherent scatter, fluorescence, and photon counting

    • Ability to develop and fabricate prototype instruments for physical characterization

  • Chemistry – experience including but not limited to:

    • Analytical - experience with analytical chromatography techniques

    • Instrumental - experience with designing/modifying/building new scientific instrumentation, prototypes, and National Instruments LabVIEW, etc.

    • Computational – familiar with Gaussian, SIMION, etc.

    • Organic - experience with the synthesis/formulation of explosives and/or other hazardous contraband materials.

    • Must possess a demonstrated ability to safely and quantitatively handle, mix and synthesize chemicals.

    • Experience in elemental composition analysis, including combustion/pyrolysis, and X-ray Fluorescence

  • Bulk and Trace Contraband Detection - including but not limited to experience with:

    • Advanced technology (AT) i.e., multiple angle projection radiography

    • Single and dual energy computed tomography

    • Photon counting radiography and tomography

    • Rotating and fixed gantry EDS

    • Bottled liquid screening (multiple technologies)

    • Energy-dispersive and angle-dispersive X-ray diffraction

      • X-ray scatter

    • Nuclear magnetic and quadrupole resonance

    • Ion mobility spectrometry

    • Mass spectrometry

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a science field (i.e., physics, chemistry) from an accredited college or university and have at least 3 or more years of experience in experimental or applied science (physics, chemistry, or related);

  • or 3 or more years of experience that demonstrates a professional knowledge of physics/chemistry, and/or development of physics or chemistry/trace-based systems.

  • Professional knowledge is defined as the comprehensive, in-depth knowledge of advanced technology development.

  • US Citizenship

  • Ability to obtain security clearance

Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package and a dynamic, team oriented, and fun environment. Some on-the-job training is provided; compensation and title contingent upon experience. If you are interested in knowing more about this great opportunity, please send a resume and cover letter expressing why this role may be suitable for you along with salary requirements to:  We also invite all applicants to voluntarily fill out the Voluntary Self-Identification Form CC-305. (Follow the links to the right for the necessary forms.)




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