Bennett Aerospace

  • Senior Research Engineer/Scientist III

    Job Locations US-NC-Durham
    Posted Date 1 week ago(10/12/2018 3:10 PM)
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  • Overview

    About Us:


    Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is located in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.  Established in 2008, we are a woman owned, veteran owned, certified 8(a) small business that provides scientific, engineering, and technical advisory services to our customers. Primarily focused on Federal Government clients in general, and the Department of Defense in particular, Bennett Aerospace provides expert guidance and advice on the full spectrum of R&D and its applications in engineering, science, medicine, and IT, as well as providing strategic programmatic support in order to meet customer goals and objectives.  Bennett Aerospace is a rapidly growing business focused on hiring and retaining the best people.


    Job Description:


    BENNETT AEROSPACE, INC. has an “immediate” opening for a highly motivated Senior Research Engineer/Scientist III.  The successful candidate will provide research program support to The Physics Division (PH), an integral part of the Army Research Office (ARO) Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD), managing a considerable number of grants and contracts with substantial internal and external defense funds.  The breadth of work and scientific expertise required to manage these grants and contracts well, respond promptly to important taskers, and effectively maintain vigilant awareness of new opportunities in the scientific fields encompassed by the Division requires additional scientific and technical expertise to the Condensed Matter Physics (CMP) and Quantum Information Science (QIS) programs.  Due to the nature of this work, a qualified scientist is required to provide the scientific and technical support to these programs, and to provide the necessary expertise and labor to formulate, capture, and develop additional research opportunities for the Army and DoD in these two fields.


    The purpose of this is to obtain additional scientific, technical and programmatic expertise in CMP and QIS, to help achieve maximum effectiveness in the operations of the CMP and QIS programs and achieve overall program success.  


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    Core duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

    • Scientific and technical support is required to assess, develop and promote cutting-edge research sponsored in the Army Research Office Condensed Matter Physics and Quantum Information Science Programs. 
    • Representative tasks to be performed independent of government supervision, direction and control include:
    • Utilize independent expertise and background to identify and assess research opportunities through interactions with the physics community.
    • Identify qualified reviewers for ARO CMP and QIS proposals submitted against the ARO BAA and other requests for proposals.
    • Analyze other government agency programs supporting physics research, identify, evaluate and report strategies to ARO physics division personnel for collaboration and leveraging of relevant research being executed in government laboratories, academia and industry.
    • Create reports documenting technical progress, financial status, metrics and possible future directions for ARO CMP and QIS programs to consider.
    • Analyze and review progress reports and technical documents to assess and make recommendations on scientific and technical progress for ARO physics programs. Summaries of accomplishments and assessments will be provided to ARO Physics Division Chief.
    • Review and provide recommendations for budgets and fiscal plans.


    Minimum Education/Training Requirements:

    • Minimum Ph.D. in Physics, as well as experience in carrying out research in condensed matter physics or quantum information science. 
    • The individual must have experience with research funding and research program procedures. 
    • The individual must be articulate, adaptable and able to work with a variety of research professionals in academia, government, and industry. 
    • Excellent computer skills.
    • Expert in spreadsheet development, manipulation, and management.
    • Must be quick learner with new databases, portals, and systems.
    • The individual should have program management experience and have demonstrated an ability to maintain data bases on technical, financial, and programmatic matters.
    • The individual should be adaptable, articulate, and able to work with a variety of professionals in government, academia, and industry.
    • The selected individual should have excellent command of Adobe and Microsoft suite of application software and be proficient in adapting to government and other on-line applications.
    • Individual must be able to work with diverse teams and provide quality input and recommendations aimed at ensuring good program success.
    • The individual must be able to work with diverse teams and provide quality input and recommendations aimed at ensuring good program success.
    • The individual must possess the ability to (a) communicate equally well to lay audience and experts in the field, both written and orally; (b) analyze research results in a field and draw conclusions about the efficacy of methods outlined; (c) review proposals (from other agencies); and (d) carry out literature surveys and write reports on the status of a sub-field.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations in standard American English;
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; and
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; and
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

    Travel Requirements:

    • The individual must be able to travel up to 25% of the time

    Security Restrictions:

    • Must be a US Citizen eligible for SECRET Clearance due to US Government security requirements


    • Competitive market-based salary, commensurate with experience and education
    • Comprehensive benefits package available


    About the Army Research Office:


    The ARO mission is to serve as the Army’s executive agency for development and conduct of extramural basic research with authority and responsibility for programs in the physical sciences, engineering sciences, and mathematical and information sciences, in response to Army-wide requirements. ARO develops, acquires, and manages an extramural research program comprising both single investigator initiated projects, and small teams of investigators on multidisciplinary University Research Initiatives. Additionally, ARO develops, publishes, and disseminates Army extramural basic research interests through broad agency announcements to prospective offerors at educational and research institutions, nonprofit organizations, and government and industrial laboratories. In support of research program activities, ARO ensures the award of research grants/cooperative agreements/contracts, providing technical and procurement strategy, and program oversight through the award cycle. 


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled


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