Sr. Engineer / Scientist

ECS   •  

Arlington, VA

Industry: Business Services

  •  

11 - 15 years

Posted 51 days ago

Job Description:

The successful candidate will provide scientific, engineering, and technical assistance (SETA) support to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).. The candidate will support a DARPA Program Manager in all technical aspects of program development and execution, including: planning; solicitation preparation; proposal/publication evaluation; independent review, analysis, and summary of relevant research; interaction with individuals from academia, industry and government; preparation and presentation of briefing materials, technical reports, and other program documents as required; and other tasks as needed.

The candidate will identify, assess, prioritize, and offer recommendations on proposed and emerging technologies to program manager and performers. This position does not entail direct experimental research.

Individuals will be expected to work on a multi-disciplinary team environment and work independently. Individuals must demonstrate exceptional professionalism, organizational skills, and the ability to multi–task effectively.

The position requires interaction with government customers at all levels of authority and technical acuity, and therefore the individual must be able to effectively communicate technical information through excellent verbal and written skills. Due to the fast-paced environment, individuals must have a dedicated work ethic, be responsive to challenges that arise on the job, be flexible to schedule changes, show initiative and creativity, and be capable of developing new research concepts.

Required Skills:

  • A Masters in biological sciences/Chemistry/Physics
  • Must have a Secret Clearance
  • A minimum of 10 year of relevant work experience.
  • Familiarity with processes to develop new technology and technology applications.
  • Ability to maintain focus and productivity in a rapidly paced environment with frequently changing priorities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required, as well as proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must possess an active DoD Secret security clearance or have the ability to obtain a security clearance.
  • Travel up to 25% may be required.

Desired Skills:

  • PhD in Neuroscience or PhD in Chemistry or PhD in Physics
  • Peer-reviewed publications in the candidate's field of expertise.
  • Relevant experience may be substituted for education.