ECBC biosciences chief becomes Senior Level Scientific Professional

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U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center (ECBC) Chief of Biosciences Peter Emanuel recently earned the federal civil service designation of Senior Level Scientific Professional (ST) after more than two decades with the U.S. Army Research Development and Engineering Command facility.

“When I first drove on post over 20 years ago, I had no idea where it might lead,” Emanuel said. “My intention was to do only a two-year National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and then move on to a research job at a pharmaceutical company. But the opportunity to solve real-world problems, our flexibility to change our research portfolios to keep fresh, and to interact with the global scientific community was just too interesting to walk away from.”

Emanuel’s new position designates him as a prominent federal government scientist, so the bulk of his time now will be spent on research, with a maximum of 25 percent of his time available for supervisory and managerial duties. Emanuel is ECBC’s second ST, joining Senior Research Scientist for Chemistry Augustus Fountain.

“It is no surprise to me that Peter has received the recognition,"  ECBC Director Joseph Corriveau said.  "He has always been on the leading edge of innovative chemical biological defense research. He has managed large, inter-disciplinary projects as far away as Korea, and inspires everyone on his teams to perform at their best. Now that he is an ST, we look forward to many more years of the highly productive and innovative research and development work that we have all come to associate with him.”



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