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Atmospheric, Aerosol, Aerobiology - Scientist or Engineer

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory
Scaggsville, Maryland, US
Closing date
Sep 23, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking an Atmospheric, Aerosol, Aerobiology - Scientist or Engineer.

Are you passionate about being on the forefront of discovery for new aerosol science approaches, sensing, and characterization?

Are you excited about creating new insights related to emerging biological threats?

Do you thrive on working with dynamic and interdisciplinary teams?

If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team!

We at APL are passionate about getting the right solution to our customers and end users, and are committed to integrity and honesty. We strive to be a trusted agent for the government and cultivate a One Team environment of trust, transparency and accountability. At APL, you will be among creative and motivated problem solvers and life-long learners that want to strengthen the safety and security of our country.

Job Summary: Lead and contribute to research, development, and characterization projects in aerosol and biological sciences to help understand and mitigate the impacts of chemical-biological and health-related aerosol threats.

Duties: Contribute to teams in funded projects involving research and development and characterization of aerosols within a diverse set of research areas (biodefense, healthcare, etc.). Demonstrate technical leadership through designing and performing experiments, analyzing data, and writing technical reports. Publish and present findings to our sponsors and the broader scientific community.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

Possess a BS or BE in engineering, science, or related discipline and experience with aerosol analytical equipment and methods.

Experience with laboratory measurements of aerosol properties.

Strong written and verbal communications skills. Strong hands-on laboratory skills.

The ability to manage multiple simultaneous assignments and changing priorities.

Methodical, meticulous work practices and excellent interpersonal, logical reasoning, and organizational skills.

The ability to work collaboratively in a diverse team environment with scientists and engineers representing different backgrounds, skills, and experience levels.

Are able to obtain a Secret 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.
Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.

You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

Possess a MS in Science or Engineering in a relevant field.

Record of publications in aerobiology and/or bioaerosol and aerosol science.

Experience developing and assembling test hardware and performing field testing with biological or chemical sensors and samplers.

Familiarity working with biological and chemical agent or simulant aerosol.

Experiences with biological detection technologies.

The ability to write clearly.

Knowledge of statistical data analysis methods and experimental design. Experience and training in managing small teams and projects.

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. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at

About Us:

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact . Only by ensuring that everyone s voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.
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