U.S. Army Medical Command hiring for research physical scientist position

The U.S. Army Medical Command is currently looking to fill a position for a bioanalytical research physical scientist.

If hired, the bioanalytical scientist will serve on a multi-disciplinary research team that will work to develop and evaluate enzyme-based drugs capable of protecting against organophosphorus nerve agents. They will also develop novel preparative and high throughput analytical assays using chromatography in tandem with mass spectrometry.

The scientist will also conduct in vivo experiments including pharmacokinetic and protective efficacy assessments in animal models to evaluate the performance of candidate enzymes.

Qualifications of the position include a degree in physical sciences, life sciences, engineering or related field with one year of specialized experience. Experience includes utilizing supercritical fluid chromatography and mass spectrometry for characterizing organophosphorus nerve agents.

One year of a trial or probationary period may be required for the scientist position, as well as the incumbent agreeing to submit to random drug testing.

Foreign education must be examined for U.S. equivalency to be considered for the position.

The salary for the physical scientist position, which will be based at the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, is between $89,924 and $116,901 per year.

The scientist will be required to travel occasionally during employment. The deadline to apply for the position is Aug. 25.