CBRN Sensor Laboratory and Test Technician

Are you passionate about the field of Chemistry, to include laboratory testing and instrumentation?



Would you like to support Chemists and Engineers in their quest to make the Homeland and our military personnel safe from Chemical, Biological, and Radiological / Nuclear explosive threats?

If so, we are looking for someone like you!

We are seeking a Laboratory/Instrumentation Technician to help us develop, test, and evaluate Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, Explosive (CBRNE) sensors. You will assist engineers, chemists and biologists in the care and operation biological and chemical laboratories and equipment, including GC-MS, FTIR, Raman, HPLC, etc.

As a CBRN Sensor Laboratory and Test Technician...

  • Your primary responsibility will be to maintain chemical and biological laboratory facilities, equipment, sample preparation and disposal, etc.
  • You will assist scientists in the preparation and execution of laboratory tests.
  • You will assist engineers and scientists in field test preparation and field testing activities, including test data collection and analysis.
  • You will maintain documentation on laboratory supply inventory, instrument calibration schedules.

You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
  • Have an AS/BS/BA degree or equivalent relevant experience in chemical and/or biological science.
  • Have 4 years of hands-on experience working with analytical instrumentation, including chemical, biological, or radiological sensors.
  • Are willing and able to participate in remote field testing of instrumentation, including local and long-distance travel (~20% of your time), and deploying and operating equipment outdoors.
  • Hold an active Top Secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...
  • Have hands-on experience with operating and maintaining currently fielded CBRNE sensors and instrumentation.
  • Have relevant military chem-bio experience.

Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities atwww.jhuapl.edu/careers.

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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