Journeyman Biochemist

Job Locations US-DC-Washington, DC
Posted Date 1 month ago(7/8/2020 8:08 PM)
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LMI is seeking a Journeyman Biochemist for the DHS Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Office to oversee a full range of program management and technical support services for the Systems Support Directorate (SSD) to enhance the nation’s abilities to prevent terrorists and other threat actors from using weapons of mass destruction and support operational partners in closing capability gaps along adversary pathways.


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.


We offer 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.


  • Reviewing current research in various and potentially diverse subject areas for familiarity and relevance.
  • Becoming familiar with new experiments and resulting data that are relevant to the project and evaluating the overall quality of the presented results.
  • Providing general knowledge and chemistry-related subject matter expertise to government agencies and first responders.
  • Assisting in the development of program plans, timelines, and technical documents related to projects.
  • Attending technical and programmatic meetings in which you coordinate responses from scientific community members and review the assembled materials for technical accuracy, consistency, and completeness.


  • Must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Biochemistry; Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Biochemistry preferred.
  • 5+ years of related professional experience with a Bachelor’s Degree OR 3+ years of related professional experience with a Master’s Degree.
  • Be able to perform detailed calculations to generate human effects for a variety of new chemicals.
  • Be able to provide assistance with detection methods for identification of chemical warfare agents and other chemical threats in air, water, soil, or other matrices.
  • Experience working with organizations within the Department of Defense as well as other government agencies.
  • Strong communication skills, technical presentation, teamwork mentality, graphic visualization, and Microsoft Office proficiency skills are required.
  • Experience in Combating WMD threats or CBRN threats (primarily through modeling and simulation and/or test experience) in addition to a working knowledge of using ArcGIS tools in an operational environment is preferred.
  • Experience in atmospheric chemistry is preferred.




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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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