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Forensic Chemist

Forensic Chemist

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Mayvin® is currently seeking several Forensic Explosives Chemists for an exciting yet challenging opportunity. The successful candidate will provide technical and non-technical expertise to DoD personnel in support of the Naval Expeditionary Forensics and Biometrics program.  


You must be a U.S. citizen to be considered for this position. Active Secret clearance is required.


  • Perform examinations to identify if substances are drug, explosive, or other. To include weigh, sample, and analyze the substance to determine a substance origin.
  • Utilize the following instrumentation:
  • Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS)
  • Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy
  • Liquid Chromatography/ Mass Spectrometry / Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS)
  • X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
  • Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICPMS)
  • Polarized Light Microscope (PLM)
  • Ion Chromatography (IC)
  • Compare sample results to a library of known results for the specific instrumentation and chemical being tested.
  • Use photographic equipment to capture still images of each evidence item and relevant key portions of the evidence item, or other exhibits, to support further analysis, conclusions, and documentation.
  • Document examination results/findings in the WEAT database.
  • Annotate the case file documentation, detailing the processing techniques and the examination results.
  • Perform administrative and/or technical reviews of reports and worksheets.
  • Ensure a proper chain of custody for all evidence is maintained.
  • Maintain a clean laboratory and personal workspace environment, in accordance with local laboratory procedures.


  • A minimum of a related Bachelor’s degree coupled with 4+ years’ experience
  • Proficiency working with chemistry analytical methodologies Gas Chromatography (GC) and/or Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) Spectroscopy.
  • Must be able to successfully pass all medical requirements for deployment.
  • Must be able to successfully pass a skills assessment.
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret security clearance.

About Mayvin:

Mayvin is a dynamic woman-owned small business created out of a commitment to deliver unparalleled service to our clients. Our team brings expert knowledge of project management services specializing in Streamlined Acquisition and Operations Management to government organizations. We create effective strategies for program design, execution, and sustainment while implementing action plans to provide our clients with maximum visibility, access, and an impact that serves the needs of the United States. Our team has a diverse array of credentials directly related to providing a comprehensive mission support plan for both military and civilian agencies.


A "Mayvin" is a trusted expert in a particular field who seeks to pass knowledge on to others - a builder of networks, a communicator of knowledge.


Our compensation package includes a competitive salary and benefits package, along with a dynamic corporate culture and supportive team environment. 


Mayvin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.