PAE, Inc Forensic Chemist in Forest Park, Georgia

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Forensic Chemist

Job Description

Forensic Chemist

PAE is currently seeking a Forensic Chemist based in Fort Gillem, GA

May be required to travel OCONUS (as needed)

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Perform examinations to identify if substances are drug, explosive, or other. To include weigh, sample, and analyze the substance to determine a substance origin.

  • Utilize the following instrumentation:

  • Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)

  • Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy

  • Liquid Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry / Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)

  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)

  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)

  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)

  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS)

  • Polarized Light Microscope (PLM)

  • Ion Chromatography (IC)

  • Compare sample results to a library of known results for the specific instrumentation and chemical being tested.

  • Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each evidence item and relevant key portions of the evidence item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation.

  • Document examination results/findings in the WEAT database.

  • Annotate the case file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results.

  • Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of reports and worksheets.

  • Ensure a proper chain of custody for all evidence is maintained.

  • Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with local laboratory procedures. Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree coupled with 4+ years’ experience

  • Proficiency working with chemistry analytical methodologies Gas Chromatography (GC) and/or Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment.

  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance. Desired Qualifications:

  • An active DoD Secret Clearance is desired

An Equal Opportunity Employer. PAE’s hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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PAE is a leading provider of enduring support for the essential missions of the U.S. government, its allied partners and international organizations. With over 60 years of experience, PAE supports the execution of complex and critical missions by providing global logistics and stability operations, technical services and national security solutions to customers around the world. PAE has a workforce of approximately 15,000 people in over 60 countries on all seven continents and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

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