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    Summary

    This position is located in the Office of Technology Development, Security Feature Division of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. You will initiate/conduct research, testing, evaluation and analysis related to the identification and assessment of potential security features that would be most effective in counterfeit deterrence of currency and/or other security issuances.

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    Responsibilities

    As a Research Scientist, you will:

    • Devise methodology and use statistical programming to acquire data and perform complex calculations to analyze and evaluate data;
    • Define research methodology and formulate analytical models for optical and other phenomena in the development of counterfeit deterrence features for currency and/or other security issuances;
    • Manage extensive scientific projects concerned with the design and development of optically variable features such as diffraction gratings, liquid crystals, complex lens systems, holograms, optical interference structures, polarizing systems, spectroscopic methods, etc;
    • Develop new security features for counterfeit deterrence. Plan and perform investigations to develop new methods and means of validating findings. Isolate unknown and novel conditions to develop methods and assessment techniques;
    • Design experiments to conduct design verification with lab testing. Conduct testing to determine functionality and optimization or to establish limitations of features;
    • Serve as Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for technology and services related to counterfeit deterrent features.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional travel will be required.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

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