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Research Scientist

Job ID: 195787
Location: CRANE, IN, United States
Date Posted: Sep 16, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Research Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description



  • Initiates the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific research projects.

  • Investigates the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products.

  • Plans and executes laboratory research. May also review and analyze data from research studies, develop reports and conclusions based on those data, make recommendations regarding areas of investigation needed in specific research program areas, develop program and product development plans to accomplish specific research/product goals, etc., and critiques/evaluates individual research projects and overall research programs.

  • Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories, and may contribute to scientific literature and conferences.

  • May participate in development of patent applications.

  • May coordinate interdepartmental activities and research efforts.  

  • Scientists will have subject matter expertise in one or more of the following areas: chemistry including biochemistry and medicinal chemistry, immunology, cell biology, biology, molecular biology, ecology, veterinary science, physics, genomics, bioinformatics, bacteriology, stem cell research, agronomy, agriculture and agricultural sciences, etc. 

  • These scientists will use advanced data reporting techniques, mathematics and statistics in order to conduct and report their research. (It should be understood that this is not intended to be a detailed nor comprehensive description of any individual employee's job content. Managers set the specific duties and responsibilities for each employee).

  • Frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques.

  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet outlined objectives.

  • Work is reviewed by supervisor/lead to measure meeting objectives. Directs established guidelines, procedures and policies.

  • PROBLEM COMPLEXITY: Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity where analysis of situations or data requires a review of the variety of factors.

  • FREEDOM TO ACT: Works under general direction on routine work. May receive detailed instructions on new projects or assignments. Follows established procedures. Work is reviewed for soundness of technical judgment, overall adequacy and accuracy. Exercises judgement within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

  • IMPACT: Contributes to completion of milestones associated with specific projects. Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules and may result in allocation of additional resources.

  • LIASON: Primarily internal company contacts. Infrequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts on routine matters.


The successful candidate will support activities within NSWC Crane. 


A description of the position includes, but is not limited to:

  • Write and Review Standard Operating Procedures

  • Perform chemistry analysis as related to printed circuit board manufacturing and other processes

  • Establish processes/schedules for analysis

  • Investigate alternative chemistries for improved processing

  • Integrate new chemistries and develop validated processes

  • Operate Wet Chemistry and Plating Processes (as needed)

  • Experience with Quality Control and Chemical Safety are a plus


Must have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


Must have excellent communication skills.




  • Bachelors and two (2) years or more experience; Masters and 0 years related experience

  • Must be able to obtain a Full DOD Secret Clearance.

CRN# 215818

Desired Qualifications



SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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