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    TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.

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    This position is located in the Special Testing & Research Laboratory, Sterling, VA.
    The incumbent will perform the following duties:

    • Serves as the agency's expert in theory and practice of organic synthesis
    • Develops, evaluates, implements, teaches, troubleshoots, and enhances new synthetic methods for the analyses of clandestinely produced drugs.
    • Interprets applicability of research findings to interests and needs of DEA and collaborating government, industrial, and/or academic agencies.
    • Performs experiments and characterizes products using instruments and techniques such as UV/visible/infrared spectroscopy, gas/liquid chromatography, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry.
    • Prepares reports, scientific manuscripts, presentations and lectures based on research results.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1320 Chemistry

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