Research Chemist (Chemometrics/Data Science)

Employer
DEA
Location
Dulles, Virginia
Salary
$126,233 - $164,102 per year
Closing date
Jul 7, 2022

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Field of specialization
Forensic
Work Function
Research-Applied
Job Type
Full time
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The selected candidate will serve as the Drug Enforcement Administration's internationally recognized expert in chemometrics, relating to controlled substances and similar material. The candidate will:

  • Provide statistical support to U.S. policy makers through the interpretation of forensic data.
  • As directed, perform other duties directly related to intelligence programs, operation, and functions of the laboratory.
  • Propose effective areas of research related to the agency's needs; to formulate complete and logical research plans and hypotheses; and take full technical responsibility for interpreting findings and analytical methodology.

Specific responsibilities include evaluating and interpreting data; keeping track of current literature, developing trends and new technologies; planning, evaluating, and implementing complex research projects related to chemometric methods and chemical data analysis; resolving matters pertaining to the integrity of application of statistical methods to data that might significantly affect the organization's programs; developing new methods or using traditional approaches to solve problems; preparing reports, scientific manuscripts, presentations and lectures.

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