Project Scientist I in Dugway, UT

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

Jacobs   •  

Dugway, UT 84022

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


Not Specified years

Posted 54 days ago

Job Duties:

Provides support to program managers and test directors in the execution of specific projects. Generates and reduces data for test directors. Provides input to the production of test reports and maintains documentation of laboratory work. Perform standard microbiological/biomolecular techniques including: preparation of growth media, bacteria and virus propagation, viability counting, maintenance of culture collection, morphological/biochemical testing, staining and microscopy techniques, and isolate proteins, lipids and nucleic acids.

Conduct characterization and identification methods such as: PCR, ELISA, and PAGE. Prepare and present briefings to test directors and customers. Document laboratory procedures and prepare detailed reports. Position will require work in BSL1 and BSL2 environments on a regular basis.

Document laboratory procedures and prepare detailed reports. Field testing at various sites may require extended periods at remote sites. Weekend and after hour shifts may be required; may also be requested to work off-site during field-testing.


Education and Experience:

PhD (or equivalent training and experience) in chemistry, other physical science, or engineering from an accredited university (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).

Able to work with or around highly toxic materials. Must have extensive knowledge in the area of chemistry or other technical area pertinent to the operation of the laboratory. Must be able to review technical directive requirements, prepare technical approaches, provide technical expertise to more junior staff, solve complex technical problems, and lead test methodology efforts.

Must be competent in basic computer software (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements:

  • Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Position may require filing, typing, and reading from a computer screen.
  • Must have sufficient mobility, included but not limited to: bending, reaching, turning and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.
  • There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work, walking moderate to long distances may be required.

Work Environment:

  • Generally a microbiological laboratory environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task. An inside environment may be a cubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dim lighting).
  • Outside work may include various environmental conditions including warm and cold climates. Needs to be able to work well with co-workers and all levels of management.
  • Office is located on site in Government spaces at: Dugway Proving Ground, UT. Work environment will be typical of microbiological laboratory. Incumbent may be required to wear standard industrial respirators and/or M-40 Mask.

Equipment and Machines:

  • Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work related tools as required. Standard Microbiological Laboratory equipment


  • Regular hours will be between Monday-Thursday 7:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines.
  • Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions:

  • Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers.
  • Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written.
  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others.
  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner.
  • Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required.
  • Travel to and from customer's locations and the test fields may be required to support projects.
  • This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary.
  • When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.
  • This position will require a valid driver license to operate a variety of vehicles.

Jacobs is a global technology company, delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. We test, operate, sustain, and secure critical infrastructures and weapons systems using unique technology application and agile software development capabilities to improve mission capability and operational readiness. Jacobs' deep experience with advanced technology systems and our wide-ranging program support capabilities work together to make us a premier partner to aerospace and defense clients at locations around the world.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Valid Through: 2019-10-17