Principal / Sr. Principal Research Scientist, Rocket Center, West Va

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Rocket Center, West VA

Requisition ID: R10085978
Category: Research and Sciences
Location: Rocket Center, West VA, USA
Citizenship Required: United States Citizenship
Clearance Type: Secret
Telecommute: No- Teleworking not available for this position
Shift: 1st Shift (United States of America)
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the Time
Relocation Assistance: Relocation assistance may be available
Positions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people’s lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation’s history – from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they’re making history.

Northrop Grumman is in need of a Principal or Sr. Principal Research Scientist to work at its Rocket Center, West Virginia location.

Position Summary:

Manage solid rocket propellant and explosive/warhead development from subscale through production
Formulate and tailor both existing and novel compositions of: propellants, explosives, rocket case bond liners, thermal rubber insulations, and adhesives
Proactively interact within cross-functional program teams as a materials expert
Interface with internal and external customers
Design experiments and perform statistical based analysis of physical and chemical technical data
Document work in technical reports, prepare presentations, and effectively communicate results to technical peers, program teams, and customers
Perform duties within industry specific regulations regarding safety, product and material requirements, and plant operations standards
Take responsibility for assuring quality, cost effectiveness, and timely completion of projects
Perform technical planning, cost estimation, and general proposal support for new business captures

Put your skills to the test by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. From global defense to sustainment and modernization to deterring and defeating any adversary, your experience and ability will make it a reality. Our programs are built on equal parts of curiosity and collaboration. Our combined effort means our customers can connect and defend millions of people around the world. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll have the opportunity to be an essential part of projects that will define your career, now and in the future. #NGSkills

The position will be filled to the level of education, experience, and demonstrated skills.

Basic qualifications for Principal, level 3: 

Must have 9 years of experience.  Will consider those with a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience, or those with a Masters degree plus 3 years of experience, or those with a PhD an 0 or more years of experience.  in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or related science field
Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment
Ability and experience working effectively under deadlines, with considerable latitude in determining technical objectives and a track record of delivering results
Effective at managing and executing several challenging projects simultaneously, and with competing priorities
High ethical standards of work and personal conduct
Willingness to work outside of standard work hours when needed to resolve issues
Proficiency in MS office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Able to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship as a prerequisite 

Basic qualifications for Sr. Principal Research Scientist, level 4:

Must have 13 years of experience.  Will consider those with a Bachelor’s degree and 9 years of experience, or those with a Masters degree plus 7 years of experience, or those with a PhD an 4 or more years of experience.
Strong verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment
Ability and experience working effectively under deadlines, with considerable latitude in determining technical objectives and a track record of delivering results
Effective at managing and executing several challenging projects simultaneously, and with competing priorities
High ethical standards of work and personal conduct
Willingness to work outside of standard work hours when needed to resolve issues
Proficiency in MS office tools (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
Able to obtain a Secret Clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship as a prerequisite 

Preferred qualifications for both levels: 

STEM degree with very strong preference for those with a degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science or related science field
Experience with solid rocket propellant or PBX explosives / Warheads
Experience with solid fuel ram jet technology
Experience with data science, machine learning, or working with large data sets
Understanding of relevant chemistries including elements of: polymer, organic, physical, and inorganic
Understanding of relevant physical properties, measurements, characterization, and phenomena including: rheology, mixing, properties of particles, mechanics of viscoelastic materials
Familiarity with chemical and physical analytical techniques such as: FTIR, GPC, GC, surface area, particle size, DSC, TGA
Familiarity with exotherm behavior of energetic materials during DSC/SDT analysis
Proficiency in with JMP software, or other statistical analysis software
Experience with programing languages (Python, SQL)
Understanding of Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Experience as a user or architect of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Employee referral bonus available

Salary Range: $90,400 USD – $135,600 USD
Salary Range 2: $112,000 USD – $168,000 USD

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. Employees in Vice President or Director positions may be eligible for Long Term Incentives. In addition, Northrop Grumman provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, Company paid holidays and paid time off (PTO) for vacation and/or personal business.

The health and safety of our employees and their families is a top priority. The company encourages employees to remain up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations. U.S. Northrop Grumman employees may be required, in the future, to be vaccinated or have an approved disability/medical or religious accommodation, pursuant to future court decisions and/or government action on the currently stayed federal contractor vaccine mandate under Executive Order 14042 https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/contractors/.

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit http://www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

Northrop Grumman / Equal Opportunity Employer

JBNGJ-R10085978 2023.01.14

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