Noblis Materials Scientist / Engineer - Corrosion in Reston, Virginia


  • Support a Department of Defense client serving as an expert in the principles and applications of electrochemistry, failure analysis, coatings, materials science as they relate to corrosion inhibiting materials on aircraft. Work collaboratively with world–class scientists and engineers to identify, characterize, and predict failure related to corrosion and develop, transition, and deploy new technology that improve the sustainment and life of the Department’s weapons systems and platforms.

  • Conduct background research and assess demonstration and validation testing to determine the feasibility and application of new technological concepts relating to corrosion inhibiting materials.

  • Produce and present findings and recommendations to a team of colleagues and clients. Assist with technical program management, program development, and briefing materials.

  • Maintain and leverage technical expertise and relationships in serving clients and provide technical and strategic assessments of new technologies in support of senior decision makers.


  • Master’s degree

  • 5+ years of experience with chemistry or material science related to corrosion on aircraft in the aerospace industry or DoD

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work within project teams with a strong desire to contribute

  • Specialized knowledge of corrosion science with a strong background in electrochemical techniques is required

  • Knowledge of failure analysis and coating technology

  • Experience with Non-Destructive Inspection considered a plus

  • Knowledge of surface engineering and materials science specifically

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance


At Noblis, and Noblis ESI, our mission is to use the best of science, engineering, technology and strategy to serve the public good. Throughout our history, we have drawn on the best that scientific, technical and strategic thinking have to offer to solve society's most essential problems in innovative, effective and lasting ways. We are unique, even among non-profits, because when we sit down to solve a problem, there are no strings attached to our thinking. With no commercial interests to advance, no vendor alliances to protect, and no sponsors to represent, we are free to focus on what matters most - finding the solution that works best for our clients and the public at large.

Over the decades, Noblis / Noblis ESI have been recognized as:

(1) Best Employer: A Washington Post “Top Workplace” for 4 consecutive years , Glassdoor “Best Medium-Sized Company to Work For” for 2 years, and many awards in previous years

(2) Business Ethics and Integrity: A “World’s Most Ethical Company” for 7 years by Ethisphere Institute, including 2018. Finalist at the Greater Washington Government Contractor Awards

(3) Leadership and Innovation: CEO Amr ElSawy has been selected to Executive Mosaic’s annual Wash 100 List, CEO Amr ElSawy named as a “Tech Titan” by the Washingtonian Magazine

Requisition # 5968

Security Clearance None

FT/PT/On-Call Full Time

Job Category Environmental Science and Engineering

Location US-VA-Reston