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Job #: R-00095684
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Life Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000.00
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a Research Assistant II to support intramural human use research at the Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton, OH, specifically focused on Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Vision Science, Human Factors, and Physiology. This research supports the performance, resilience, and wellness of service members to optimize warfighter performance in the most trying environments.

Primary Responsibilities

Successful candidates for this position will perform the following duties under minimal supervision:

  • Assist with research process across the project's lifecycle, including but not limited to reviewing literature, performing pilot testing, preparing research protocols, developing experimental procedures, screening, and scheduling of study participants.

  • Coordinate the implementation of PI initiated research studies, including regulatory requirements, maintenance of files/study records and all activities associated with internal and external audits in coordinating final products with the PI. 

  • Schedule and screen study participants including data collection, management, and analysis.

  • Complete paperwork required for human subjects and/or animal use research approval and ensure compliance with rules and regulations.

  • Modify and plan research experiments, procedures, tests, or survey instruments.

  • Assist in research design and development of a study budget. 

  • Assist with development of presentations and publications including literature searches and preparing bibliographies and preparing sections for presentations and written published articles.

  • Train and educate entry-level research assistant personnel in the understanding and performance of their duties.

  • Prepare and analyze qualitative and quantitative data, such as univariate and multivariate analyses of variance, regression analysis, and descriptive summaries statistical analyses.

  • Develop standard operating procedures for laboratory instrumentation and equipment.

  • Clean and maintain instrumentation, equipment, and laboratories.

  • Monitor supply inventory and replenish stocks through established Command supply procedures.

  • Maintain laboratory instrumentation, equipment, and spaces.

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS with 1+ years of relevant experience or an MA/MS. Degree must be in a relevant field.

  • Experience involving human performance research. 

  • Experience in data collection for human research studies involving a variety of tests such as cognitive, physiological, and human performance assessments.

  • Requires long periods of working in a laboratory or field setting and/or at a computer; may lift materials weighing no more than 30 lbs. 

  • Ability to work in office, laboratory, and field environments.  Must be willing and able to work limited nontraditional hours such as evening, nights, and some weekends during periods of data collection. 

  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance

  • US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a military or medical research environment is highly desired

  • Familiarity with physiology and engineering,

  • Experience in data collection involving physiological measures. 

  • Experience in visual psychophysics and psychophysical testing.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $44,200.00 - $68,000.00 - $91,800.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 47,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $14.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2022.   For more information, visit

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