Junior Scientist

Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/18/2020 4:50 PM)
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Project Management


With the threat of transnational terrorism and ongoing development of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by nations potentially hostile to the U.S., DHS has taken steps to integrate the full range of its radiological/nuclear, chemical, and biological threat detection programs. As the focal point for this effort, DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) requires consulting and program management support that can reinforce and better enable a more dynamic and operationally-focused DHS strategy.

LMI is seeking a Junior Scientist in the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) field. The person selected for this position will have the ability to serve as a technical resource for members of the CWMD threat analysis staff and customers by providing subject matter expertise that shall respond to inquiries, data calls or other requested information.  

LMI is a private government consulting firm, dedicated exclusively to advancing the management of the government. Founded in 1961 as a not-for-profit company, we deliver the best value for the government dollar as all revenues are directed to our mission of advancing government rather than to delivering shareholder value. We operate completely free of political and commercial bias, and we are entirely aligned with the goals of our clients. Our clients value our Specialized services in logistics, intelligence, homeland security, health care, and energy and environment markets. We believe government can make a difference, and we seek talented, hardworking people who share that conviction.  

LMI offers a generous compensation package with excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees. 


  • Conducts operational scientific and technical analysis in support of CWMD programs and mission areas. 
  • Leads the development of a variety of analytic decision support products that meet National decision makers’ and stakeholders’ requirements. 
  • More broadly, performs the functions of a technical expert in the relevant scientific field in support of CWMD programs. 
  • Applies scientific expertise in defining and resolving system issues, performing analysis, and developing plans and requirements for further analysis. 
  • Coordinates and manages the preparation of analysis, evaluations, and recommendations within CWMD programs in support of federal personnel. 
  • Exchange data and information with military and federal organizations (Office of the Secretary of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of State, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, National Guard Bureau, and other organizations that the Government deems has a need to know).
  • Create written products and briefings with a strategic view of the issue; in doing so, individuals will provide a strategic context for the situation/issue.


  • BA/BS degree in a scientific, engineering, medical, veterinary, or public health field. In lieu of a degree, 4 additional years of experience will be accepted for a BS. 
  • Up to 3 years of experience in a scientific, engineering, medical, veterinary, or public health field such as biology, chemistry, biochemistry, bacteriology, virology, epidemiology, toxicology, immunology, environmental science or engineering, physics, mathematics, geology, or other related discipline. 
  • Candidates must be able to pass a DHS Suitability Check and obtain a TS/SCI clearance.  Candidates with an active TS clearance with SCI eligibility preferred.

EEO Statement

LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer-all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. 


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LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other factors protected by applicable law.

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