Company: Leidos Holdings Inc.
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The Defense Health Operation of Leidos is currently looking for
a Research Associate to support the Viral and Rickettsial Diseases
Department, Infectious Diseases Directorate, Naval Medical Research
Center, Silver Spring, MD. The position will perform virological,
immunological, molecular biological as well as animal study
procedures to support development of vaccines and diagnostics for
militarily relevant viral diseases.
The ideal candidate shall:
- Plan, conduct, and complete investigations under the
supervision of the head of the laboratory. Assignments require the
independent performance of complex laboratory tests,
determinations, and analyses involving multiple procedures and a
variety of technical approaches.
- Perform literature searches and maintain organized laboratory
records and notebooks as required.
- Assist with the writing and editing of experimental results for
publication in technical and peer-reviewed journals.
- Ensure data integrity and perform data analysis and
- Provide guidance to lower level laboratory staff.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Work is to be performed on a government installation. The
normal work week is Monday - Friday 0800 to 1630.
- Master of Science in a related discipline, or Bachelor of
Science with extensive experience. Minimum Experience required: 4+
years directly related research experience
- The candidate will be required to acquire, at a minimum, a
SECRET classification access level. Preference will be given to a
candidate who already has this clearance level.
- Must have good communication and analytical skills and the
ability to meet project deadlines.
- Willing and able to endure long periods of standing and sitting
as well as working in a laboratory environment up to Biosafety
Level 3 (Biological Select Agents and Toxins)
- Capable of using N95 respirator or PAPR
- Experience in BSL-3 environments is desirable.
- Knowledge of and experience in cell culture, animal handling,
PCR, serological assays including antibody and ELISPOT assays,
other molecular and immunological assays. NextGen sequencing
experience is a plus.
External Referral Bonus:
Potential for Telework:
Clearance Level Required:
Scheduled Weekly Hours:
Leidos is a Fortune 500 information technology, engineering, and
science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's
toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland
security, civil, and health markets. The company's 40,000 employees
support vital missions for government and commercial customers.
Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues
of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January
1, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
Pay and Benefits
Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's
why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of
the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include
competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income
Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available
Securing Your Data
Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information
at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will
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Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be
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Commitment to Diversity
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national
origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability,
medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family
structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or
military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will
also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal
histories consistent with relevant laws.
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