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As an employee at QS-2, you will receive hands-on skills development while still maintaining the autonomy, freedom and creativity to develop your own innovative solutions and guide your own career path.


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Science & Technology Consultant

DESCRIPTION KEY ROLE

Monitor and assess technology development in emerging basic science technologies. Possible specializations sub-areas include mathematics, chemistry, biology, materials science, physics, computer science, engineering or related fields. Work as a technical consultant to Government and commercial R&D clients and work with world-class scientists in driving forward cutting edge research and related research-based applications. Maintain and leverage technical expertise and relationships in serving clients to provide strategic assessments of new technologies in support of senior decision-makers. Create technical reports, present finding, track technical progress of client contracts, develop technology program plans, and perform other related tasks as required by the client.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology, Materials Science, Physics, Computer science, Engineering or related field
  • 3+ years of experience with research related to energy technology research
  • Ability to demonstrate expertise through multiple original contributions in peer-reviewed journals 
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a DoD security clearance
  • Relocation to the Washington, DC area
  • US citizenship

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with technical program management
  • Ability to apply expertise across a wide variety of technical problems
  • Possession of excellent written and oral communication skills
Energy Technology Consultant

DESCRIPTION KEY ROLE

Monitor and assess technology development in high-potential, high-impact energy technologies. Possible specializations sub-areas include power grid, natural gas, renewable energy, batteries/storage, nuclear fission/fusion, materials science, PV, biofuels, plant science, transportation and power electronics technologies. Work as a technical consultant to Government and commercial R&D clients and work with world-class scientists in driving forward cutting edge research and related research-based applications. Maintain and leverage technical expertise and relationships in serving clients to provide strategic assessments of new technologies in support of senior decision-makers. Create technical reports, present finding, track technical progress of client contracts, develop technology program plans, and perform other related tasks as required by the client. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience with research related to energy technology research
  • Ability to demonstrate expertise through multiple original contributions in peer-reviewed journals
  • Relocation to the Washington, DC area
  • US citizenship

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with technical program management
  • Ability to apply expertise across a wide variety of technical problems
  • Possession of excellent written and oral communication skills
Cybersecurity Expert

DESCRIPTION KEY ROLE

Monitor and assess research and development in cyber security with a focus on monitoring ongoing cyber threats through open source and internal data analysis. Work as a technical consultant to Government and commercial R&D clients and work with world-class scientists in driving forward cutting edge research and related research-based applications. Maintain and leverage technical expertise and relationships in serving clients to provide strategic assessments of new technologies in support of senior decision-makers. Create technical reports, present finding, track technical progress of client contracts, develop technology program plans, and perform other related tasks as required by the client. For this position, areas that are of particular interest include network incidence monitoring and response as well as the utilization of incident information for the analysis of intrusion severity.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI clearance is mandatory
  • B.S. degree or higher in computer science, engineering, information sciences, mathematics or related field
  • Experience in Computer Network Defense, Computer Network Exploitation, and/or Computer Network Attack
  • Expertise in network/event/endpoint monitoring, incident response, and after action incident analysis
  • Relocation to the Washington, DC area

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with technical program management is highly desirable
  • Capacity to apply expertise across a wide variety of technical problems
  • Detail-oriented with possession of excellent written and oral communication skills
Synthetic Biologist

DESCRIPTION KEY ROLE

Monitor and assess technology development in synthetic biology and genome editing. Work as a technical consultant to Government and collaborate with world-class scientists in academia and commercial R&D to drive forward cutting edge research and related research-based applications. Maintain and leverage technical expertise and relationships in serving clients to provide strategic assessments of new technologies in support of senior decision-makers. Create technical reports, present finding, track technical progress of client contracts, develop technology program plans, and perform other related tasks as required by the client. For this position, areas that are of particular interest are: synthetic biology, genome editing, bioengineering, extremophile research, molecular biology, biosecurity, radiation biology, or vector biology.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications:

  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance (current security clearance desired)
  • Relocation to the Washington, DC area
  • Ph.D. degree in Synthetic Biology, Genetics, Bioengineering, Molecular Biology, Biosecurity  or related field
  • Experience with genome editing, extremophile research, biosecurity, radiation biology, or vector biology is a plus
  • Ability to demonstrate expertise through multiple original contributions in peer-reviewed journals

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with technical program management is highly desirable as is prior experience in project management in industry
  • Capacity to apply expertise across a wide variety of technical problems
  • Possession of excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a matrixed team, and also manage independent tasks
Cleared Biologist

DESCRIPTION KEY ROLE

Note: This position requires an active U.S. Security Clearance to apply. Please include current clearance status in response.

Develop and provide technical oversight of research and development programs in bioinformatics, synthetic biology, molecular biology, and infectious disease research. Work as a technical consultant to Government and collaborate with world-class scientists in academia and commercial R&D to drive forward cutting edge research and related research-based applications. Maintain and leverage technical expertise and relationships in serving clients to provide strategic assessments of new technologies in support of senior decision-makers. Track technical progress of client contracts and develop technology program plans including identify risks and coordinate mitigation plans as well as coordinate milestones and executive reviews. Create technical reports, present findings, and support briefings at internal and external venues. Coordinate meetings, teleconferences, travel, and perform other related tasks as required by the client.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications:

  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Current active security clearance required. TS/SCI CI Poly desired, but will consider all active clearances
  • Relocation to the Washington, DC area
  • Ph.D. degree preferred (will consider M.S. degrees) Bioinformatics, Molecular/Cell Biology, Virology, Immunology, Systems Biology, Bioengineering, or related field
  • Ability to demonstrate expertise through multiple original contributions in peer-reviewed journals

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with technical program management
  • Ability to apply expertise across a wide variety of technical problems
  • Possession of excellent written and oral communication skills
Business Financial Manager

DESCRIPTION KEY ROLE

Provide programmatic, financial, and business support to Government and commercial R&D clients working with world-class scientists in driving forward cutting edge research and bringing research-related developments to technical maturation. Work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment administering and tracking multiple program contracts, providing financial oversight, monitoring program milestones, and assisting with document preparation and coordination.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications:

  • US citizenship and the ability to obtain a security clearance (active clearance strongly preferred)
  • Relocation to the Washington, DC area
  • B.S. in Finance, Business, Project Management, and/or at technical degree (science/engineering) with 3+ years relevant work experience. 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in anticipating and solving problems in financial, administrative, and program management in support of advanced Department of Defense (DoD) research and development programs. 
  • Experience with the current financial systems and processes utilized by the Department of Defense, including, but not limited to the Defense Agencies Initiative (DAI).
  • Conference planning, organizing, and facilitating meetings (10 – 50 attendees).
  • Experience in creating and coordinating budget and acquisition funding documents. Knowledge of DoD financial documents such as Military Interdepartmental Purchase Requests (MIPRs) preferred 
  • Tracking program commitments, obligations, and expenditures, and contractor monthly reports.
  • Possession of excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (focus on Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Power Grid Integration Scientist

DESCRIPTION KEY ROLE

Monitor and assess technology development in power grid integration, particularly solar power interconnected to the nation’s electricity grid. Work as a technical consultant to Government and commercial R&D clients and work with world-class scientists in driving forward cutting edge research and related research-based applications. Maintain and leverage technical expertise and relationships in serving clients to provide strategic assessments of new technologies in support of senior decision-makers. Create technical reports, present finding, track technical progress of client contracts, develop technology program plans, and perform other related tasks as required by the client. For this position, areas that are of particular interest are: power electronics, electric power systems, renewable energy grid integration, smart grid, industrial control and automation, and energy storage.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering or relevant fields of study in engineering or physical sciences. An additional business degree is a plus
  • 2-5 + years of direct relevant experience serving on a multidisciplinary system design and development team in power electronics, renewable energy, and/or smart grid
  • Experience with new technology, technology commercialization, manufacturing engineering, and design for manufacture is a plus
  • Ability to demonstrate expertise through multiple original contributions in peer-reviewed journals and/or patents
  • MUST have security clearance
  • Relocation to the Washington, DC area
  • US citizenship required 
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with technical program management, previous experience supporting DoD programs desired
  • Ability to apply expertise across a wide variety of technical problems 
  • Self-motivated, highly organized individual with ability to adapt and respond quickly in a fast-paced environment
  • Possession of excellent written and oral communication skills
Financial Compliance Analyst

DESCRIPTION KEY ROLE

Provide compliance and financial analysis of invoices for an energy-related project portfolio. Review and analyze performer submitted invoices for compliance with agency and federal regulations.  Perform in-depth financial analysis of project financial category amounts along with verifying invoice costs against OMB and FAR cost regulations. Interface with Programmatic teams daily to resolve any outstanding invoice issues and assist the Programmatic teams with any specific performer financial questions. Draft invoice status reports to assist the task lead with gauging invoice backlog and approval status. Assist with supporting any ad-hoc financial tasks, including reconciling performer invoices accounts or program outlays. Maintain current knowledge and awareness of FAR and OMB cost regulations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with reviewing government related financial statements and invoices
  • B.S. degree in Accounting, Finance, or other related field
  • Experience with financial and compliance auditing
  • Knowledge of OMB and FAR cost regulations
  • Relocation to the Washington, DC area
  • US citizenship

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel
  • Possession of excellent written communication skills
  • Possession of excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Possession of excellent documentation skills
  • M.A. or M.S. degree in Accounting, Finance, or other related field