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Chenega Corporation Scientist/Engineer in Washington, District Of Columbia


Come join a company that strives for Extraordinary People and Exceptional Performance ! Chenega Enterprise Systems & Solutions, LLC, a Chenega Professional Services ’ company, is looking for a Scientist/Engineer to support the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) Advanced Research Projects Agency For Health (ARPA-H) Strategic Technical Arpa-H Talent Support (STATS) Health Science Futures (HSF) & Scalable Solutions Office (SSO).

Our company offers employees the opportunity to join a team where there is a robust employee benefits program, management engagement, quality leadership, an atmosphere of teamwork, recognition for performance, and promotion opportunities. We actively strive to channel our highly engaged employee’s knowledge, critical thinking, innovative solutions for our clients.


  • Planning and developing R&D projects, concerned with unique or controversial problems which have an important effect on major programs.

  • Evaluating the feasibility of technical approaches to problems.

  • Reviewing health research-related technical reports,

  • Developing and evaluating scientific capability development strategies.

  • Monitoring R&D projects and technical performance against goals.

  • Developing test and evaluation methodologies.

  • Assessing the efficacy, safety, cost lifecycle costs of proposed or realized scientific solutions.

  • Developing scientific program status reports, PowerPoint briefings, and read-ahead materials.

  • Developing, monitoring, and maintaining a central repository of R&D efforts.

  • Organizing, coordinating, and participating in meetings, discussions, and seminars on ARPA-H-related topics,

  • Communicating scientific findings to technical and non-technical audiences as needed

  • Providing support to Portfolio and Program Managers in their continued engagement with ARPA-H customers.

  • Performing routine tasks including, but not limited to, scheduling, writing internal memos, maintaining and updating Program Management records, filing, intranet website maintenance, preparing and reviewing presentations, records maintenance, and coordinating daily operations of the assigned program.

  • Providing assistance in managing and responding to program-aligned data calls, compiling information, and preparing information for reporting to senior leadership.

  • Assisting with planning technology transitions to the respective operational customer.

  • Supporting the identification, assessment, evaluation, and testing of existing and emerging healthcare technologies, systems, and capabilities, including: coordination with related government, academic, and industry programs; attending meetings and symposia; coordinating meetings and programs reviews; and supporting program advocacy including development and production of presentation materials.


  • Master’s degree with 7+ years of experience

  • Expertise in computational chemistry, protein design modeling, infectious diseases, or immunology is highly preferred.

  • Able to obtain A Public Trust Clearance

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience in progressively more difficult levels in planning and developing R&D projects of a research and development nature, concerned with unique or controversial problems which have an important effect on major programs.

  • Demonstrated skill in conceiving, planning, and conducting research in problem areas of considerable scope and complexity requiring unconventional or novel approaches and sophisticated research techniques.

  • Individual will have successfully demonstrated the ability to independently conduct the appropriate analysis to offer recommendations, solution, and alternatives to resolve R&D issues, concerns, problems, or methods in areas related to ARPA program offices.

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of advanced techniques, theories, precepts, and practices required in the field/disciplines to which he/she is providing expertise.

  • One year or more experience working with ARPA Program Managers also highly desirable.

  • Published articles in Field of Expertise highly desirable.

Teleworking Permitted?


Teleworking Details

Hybrid - D.C. Area

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

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