Senior Scientist - CBRN

Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/18/2020 4:48 PM)
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LMI is seeking a Senior Scientist in the Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) field to support this work. Multiple positions are available and candidates are required in each of the CBRN subject matter areas. 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 support that can reinforce and better enable a more dynamic and operationally-focused DHS strategy. Within CWMD, the National Biosurveillance Integration Center (NBIC) is responsible for early detection and situational awareness of biological and chemical events anywhere around the world. 


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.  


Please note: 

This position will be located on a client site. Finalists must be able to pass a DHS Suitability Check and obtain a Secret Clearance.  Candidates with an active Secret clearance preferred. 


  • Conducts operational scientific and technical analysis in support of CWMD programs and mission areas. 
  • Serves as a subject matter expert to CWMD staff and customers in response to inquiries, data calls, and general information requests. 
  • 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. 
  • Provides expert analysis and insight from experience and understanding of matters relating to the production, use, storage, safety, and vulnerability of biological, chemical, radiological or special nuclear materials, and related materials in US and foreign weapons, stockpiles, and capabilities. 
  • Provides a strategic context for the situation/issue within written products and briefings. 
  • Provides tailored analysis, assessments, reports, and other products as requested by the Government.


  • M.A. or M.S. 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 and 5 additional years of experience will be accepted for a MS or BS +1 additional year. 
  • Required experience: 10+ 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. 
  • Preferred experience: 4 years of experience providing direct or consultant scientific support to major programs or system development efforts related to human, animal, or plant health and medical consequences of CBRN events or a combination of experience in these areas and the homeland security pillars of prevention, protection, response, or recovery.
  • Finalists must be able to pass a DHS Suitability Check and obtain a Secret Clearance.  Candidates with an active Secret clearance preferred. 


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