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Northrop Grumman Research Scientist in Rocket Center, West Virginia

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems and technology that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our work preserves freedom and democracy, and advances human discovery and our understanding of the universe. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have a lot of fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work - and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they are making history.

Northrop Grumman's Defense Systems sector is looking for a Research Scientist to support the Missile Products organization/business unit.

Position Summary:

  • Oversee the environmental testing area in the research laboratory as a technical lead

  • Proactively interact with the environmental sampling group to ensure compliance with EPA standards

  • Maintain sampling and testing schedule

  • Participate in and support audits of the environmental testing

  • Document work in technical reports and communicate results to technical peers and EPA

  • Perform chemical analyses and experimental testing


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) discipline from an accredited university

  • Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment

  • Ability and experience working effectively under deadlines, with considerable latitude in determining technical objectives and a track record of delivering results

  • Effective at managing and executing several challenging projects simultaneously, and with competing priorities

  • High ethical standards of work and personal conduct

  • Willingness to work outside of standard work hours when needed to resolve issues

  • Proficiency in MS office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Able to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship as a prerequisite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Biology

  • Experience working in a chemistry or biology laboratory

  • Goal orientated, capable of setting and meeting objectives

  • Capable of offering technical expertise and guidance, building rapport with team members and external departments

  • Assuring proper records of reagents, standards, supplies and samples

  • Understanding and/or experience with methods being used in the laboratory

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business. Learn about Northrop Grumman Total Rewards and Benefits.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Job Category : Research and Sciences