Scientist - All Levels

Posted Date 3 months ago(3/11/2024 8:04 AM)
Requisition #
Security Clearance
Employment Type
Full Time
Portal Location : Location


The successful candidate will be self-motivated, operate well in a matrixed environment, be able to learn, digest, and provide scientific and technical guidance on a broad spectrum of biological and chemical subjects, and be able to distill and communicate complex technical concepts to enable nontechnical managers to make informed decisions and to communicate R&D impact to senior officials and policy makers.


The responsibilities of the team member may include: 

  • Researching and providing guidance on leading-edge technologies, particularly as they relate to CBRNE,
  • Evaluating the feasibility of technical approaches to problems,
  • Reviewing CBRNE-related technical reports and providing critiques of methods and results, 
  • Developing and evaluating scientific capability development strategies, 
  • Developing test and evaluation methodologies, 
  • Assessing the efficacy, safety, lifecycle costs of proposed or realized scientific solutions, 
  • Developing, monitoring, and maintaining a central repository of technical program information (e.g. reports, requirements, etc.), 
  • Organizing, coordinating, and participating in meetings, discussions, and seminars on CBRNE threat and detection technology topics,
  • Communicating scientific findings to technical and non-technical audiences as needed. 

Required Qualifications

  • Degree and experience requirement alternatives listed below.  Degrees may be in biology, chemistry, physics, or a CBRNE-related field: 
    • Bachelor’s degree and 15 years of relevant experience, or 
    • Master's and 10 years of relevant experience, or 
    • Ph.D. and 5 years of relevant experience.  
  • SECRET clearance (or Eligibility to obtain a minimum of an Interim Secret clearance)

Desired Qualifications

  • Comfort reading, analyzing, & critiquing scientific manuscripts, similar to a peer-review process
  • Comfort discussing technical aspects of laboratory research
  • Expertise in the field of threats of interest to domestic national security
  • Excellent communication to include technical writing and editing, oral communication, interpersonal and organization skills, critical thinking, and people skills to engage performers and PMs 
  • Publications, patents, or other documented evidence of expertise in these fields.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to map out paths to success, including trouble shooting and independently reviewing instructions and guidance to complete 
  • Evidence of providing scientific guidance to stakeholders, both written and verbally, targeting both technical and non-technical audiences. This evidence may be in the form of conference talks, industry days, publications, feasibility analyses, or market research regarding state-of-art technologies and their implications
  • Experience providing strategic scientific guidance, such as technology roadmaps, feasibility analysis, and market research regarding the boundaries of state-of-art technology.
  • Experience supporting technology transition from research and development to operational use.
  • Experience supporting DoD
  • Demonstrated strong technical writing skills, targeting both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially PowerPoint, Excel, and Project).
  • Candidates with a Secret (Top Secret/SCI) clearance are strongly preferred.


Noblis and our wholly owned subsidiaries, Noblis ESI, and Noblis MSD tackle the nation's toughest problems and apply advanced solutions to our clients' most critical missions. We bring the best of scientific thought, management, and engineering expertise together in an environment of independence and objectivity to deliver enduring impact on federal missions. Noblis works with a wide range of government clients in the defense, intelligence and federal civil sectors. Learn more at Noblis -About Us


Why work at a Noblis company?

Our employees find greater meaning in their work and balance the other things in life that matter to them. Our people are our greatest asset. They are exceptionally skilled, knowledgeable, team-oriented, and mission-driven individuals who want to do work that matters and benefits the public. Noblis has won numerous workplace awards. Noblis maintains a drug-free workplace.

Salary Range Explanation

At Noblis we recognize and reward your contributions, provide you with growth opportunities, and support your total well-being. Our offerings include health, life, disability, financial, and retirement benefits, as well as paid leave, professional development, tuition assistance, and work-life programs. Our award programs acknowledge employees for exceptional performance and superior demonstration of our service standards. Full-time and part-time employees working at least 20 hours a week on a regular basis are eligible to participate in our benefit programs. Other offerings may be provided for employees not within this category. We encourage you to learn more about our total benefits by visiting the Benefits page on our Careers site.


Salary at Noblis is determined by various factors, including but not limited to, the combination of education, certifications, knowledge, skills, competencies, and experience, internal and external equity, location, and clearance level, as well as contract-specific affordability and organizational requirements and applicable employment laws. The projected compensation range for this position is provided within the posting and are based on full time status. Part time staff receive a prorated salary based on regularly scheduled hours. The estimated minimum and maximum displayed represents the broadest range for this position (inclusive of high geographic and high clearance requirements), and is just one component of Noblis’ total compensation package for employees.


Posted Salary Range

USD $90,300.00 - USD $158,000.00 /Yr.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Noblis is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race (as well as because of or on the basis of traits historically associated with race, including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


Noblis is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, Noblis will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

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