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Sr. Scientist/Engineer Bio

ManTech | Arlington VA 22246 USA | Full Time | Posted: 08/07/2020

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Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

ManTech is seeking Top Talent as an Sr. Scientist/Engineer Bio for our Air Force and Space program. 

DARPA explicitly reaches for transformational change instead of incremental advances. But it does not perform its engineering alchemy in isolation. It works within an innovation ecosystem that includes academic, corporate and governmental partners, with a constant focus on the Nation’s military Services, which work with DARPA to create new strategic opportunities and novel tactical options. For decades, this vibrant, interlocking ecosystem of diverse collaborators has proven to be a nurturing environment for the intense creativity that DARPA is designed to cultivate.

Clearance: Must have an active Secret Clearance

Location: Arlington, VA in a team environment with government and contractor employees

The Sr. Scientist/Engineer Bio will:

  • Serve as a recognized professional authority in one engineering discipline or specialty area. 
  • Conduct preliminary and advanced design studies and prepares and presents major portions of engineering proposals. 
  • Conceive and develop solutions to complex analytical, design, and test problems that program(s) experience. 
  • Contribute to systems philosophy and design objectives. 
  • Analyze and resolve critical failures in test and service without the benefit theoretical studies. 
  • Assure continuity of design features from advanced design through contract status. 
  • Write very complex specifications and engineering reports as a result of advance studies, special engineering investigations, and similar activities. 
  • Develop aspects of new theory and design criteria for general application.
  • Progressively more difficult levels in planning and developing technical projects of a research and development (R&D) nature, concerned with unique or controversial problems which have an important effect on major Department of Defense programs.
  • Demonstrate skill in conceiving, planning and conducting research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity requiring unconventional or novel approaches and sophisticated research techniques.
  • Demonstrate ability to make decisions independently on research and development (R&D) engineering problems and methods, and to resolve important questions and to plan and coordinate work.
  • At least five years extensive experience, background and knowledge of one or more DARPA programs is highly desirable
  • Provide expert input to the client in support of concept development, assessment and risk identification, as well as recommendations for new programs and Program Objective Memorandum (POM) development, and in carrying out associated technical and program management responsibilities.
  • Provide technical analyses to help define, assess, and monitor new and emerging research opportunities, as well as potential new thrust ideas for the office. The contractor will provide technical guidance and expertise on potential technical risk, and potential program impact of failure.
  • Support technology evaluations, participation at meetings, coordination with related Government and performer organizations, program planning, background research and bibliographic research, meeting preparation, and presentation production.
  • Provide inputs to the PMs, assisting in responses to internal/external inquiries related to the research. The contractor shall provide, as required, informal feedback to the PMs, OD, and DD, as well as formal feedback at critical program events/activities.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in areas that are not primarily within their technical domain but are pertinent to the new concepts/programs the office may be pursuing.
  • Provide technical support for office-based initiatives (new program concepts and technologies), new starts, Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) efforts, and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) efforts.
  • Participate in technical reviews of these activities, and assistance with technical evaluation and independent assessments of the concepts and related technologies.
  • Prepare briefings, reports, and other related documentation/data to support the development and approval of these activities. In addition, the contractor may be requested to coordinate with potential users to formulate performance and programmatic requirements for new program concepts/ technologies. 


  • PhD in one of the following, or related, fields: Biomedical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biology, or Chemistry
  • 10+ years for experience
  • Extensive experience with MS Office, Excel, Word, Visio, and PowerPoint  
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, detail oriented, strong organizational skills
  • Proven ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities
  • Excellent attention to details and diligent adherence to deadlines and deliverables
  • A high-level performer with the ability to be proactive and respond rapidly to changing conditions in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience with providing analysis and support to science and technology or advance research and development programs preferred
  • Secret Clearance

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Location Arlington, VA, 22246, United States
Categories Professional
Sec Clearances Top Secret (TS)

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