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Chemist ( R-00084815-OTHLOC-PL-2D2006 )





Oak Ridge, Tennessee, United States


Job Description:

At Leidos, we take care of our employees. We seek the best and the brightest, and in return, we invest in you, with an eye on your future, through career advancement, growth opportunities and continuous improvement via mentoring, formal and informal project management training and assistance with obtaining pertinent certifications. We challenge you to help solve some of the world’s toughest problems, and reward you with a welcoming culture that recognizes the importance of a strong work/life balance. We believe that diversity and inclusion make us all better and offer the chance to have fun and make a difference.

Join Leidos and make a difference for our Federal customers in environmental remediation as a chemist helping coordinate the data management of our field results.

This is a hybrid position, and requires some in office support. When presence in the office is required, work can be performed at one of the following locations: Cleveland, Ohio; Oak Ridge, TN; St. Louis, MO, or Washington, D.C. It is expected the candidate will be within commutable distance to one of these locations.

Prepare sample information for field work including database setup of sample IDs, labels and chain-of-custody documents

  • Track samples from collection through laboratory receipt, analysis, and reporting, ensuring accuracy and completeness
  • Entering data into various internal databases as well as ERPIMS, [Register to View] FUDSChem and perform quality control checks on data entry
  • Query data in response to project management needs and prepare presentation tables for various reporting requirements.
  • Review and evaluate data obtained from laboratories to ensure that they meet the quality requirements associated with project requirements and regulatory programs
  • Routine communication and coordination with data management staff to ensure overall project objectives are satisfied
  • Perform validation of laboratory data packages of inorganic, organic, or radiological data received from analytical laboratories. Evaluate lab reports for completeness, assess quality control results, and assign validation flags to reported concentrations based on the validation criteria. Prepare written narratives to describe the validation findings and will write quality assurance/quality control reports

Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in chemistry or other science.
  • At least one year of experience performing chemical analyses in a laboratory or at least one year of experience validating chemical analytical data or one year performing environmental data entry or database management.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong organizational, scheduling and writing skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Effective communication and interactive personal skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in environmental field work or environmental analysis.
  • Familiarity with environmental data validation practices/policies/procedures especially the Department of Defense Quality Systems Manual and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Functional Guidelines for Data Review.
  • Familiarity with radiological, inorganic, and organic laboratory methods, QA/QC elements, and record keeping.
  • Experience with data management software such as MS Access and SQL; or environmental databases such as ERPIMS, EQuIS, [Register to View] or FUDSChem.
  • Familiarity with laboratory instrumentation systems.

Due to contract requirements; U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Residency is required.

Pay Range:Pay Range $44,200.00 - $68,000.00 - $91,800.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.