The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is searching for sources capable of performing technical support for the NRL Chemistry Division. The high level objectives are to perform basic and applied research and development by designing, synthesizing, processing, testing and characterizing materials and sensors and transition of that work to the field.
NRL is responsible for a wide range of research efforts in the physical, chemical and biological sciences, as well as in chemical materials and engineering. Recent efforts also include a number of multidisciplinary research programs in chemical/biological sensing and nanoscience/nanotechnology.
Highlighted areas within these fields include: synthesis and characterization of organic and inorganic materials, coatings, and composites; surface and interface modification and characterization; nanometer structure science and technology; chemical and biological warfare defense; chemical vapor processing; radar-absorbing materials/radar-absorbing structures (RAM/RAS) technology; atmosphere analysis and control; environmental remediation and protection, and personnel protection.
These research efforts require the expertise of skilled, highly-technically qualified contractor scientists and engineers with high technical qualifications to carry out the work. The range of skills required include analytical diagnostics in chemistry and biology; molecular biology and immunological methods; surface chemistry and the characterization of surface phenomena; development of materials for device applications; physics and materials engineering; optical spectroscopies; detailed knowledge of energetic materials, explosives and propellant chemistry; modern computational graphics and modeling; information technology; electronics and instrumentation prototyping; and software development capabilities.
Organizations with the capabilities to support NRL personnel in these areas are invited to respond to the request for information further described under Solicitation Number: NRL-13-PW15. The deadline is January 7, 2013.