Leidos is seeking an Research Chemist in the Environmental Health Effects Laboratory at the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory, Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton, OH. (NAMRU-D)
Work with a diverse team of scientists, including toxicologists, engineers, neuroscientists, chemists, psychologists, animal behaviorists and biologists, to accomplish the mission of understanding the health effects of operating in military settings
Lead method development for analytical and extraction techniques for detecting and quantifying chemicals, and their metabolites, metals, proteins and small molecules in various tissues or environmental samples
Develop research approaches, strategies and proposals for elucidating physiological impacts of exposure to extreme environments or toxicants including chemicals and metals
Contribute to the design and execution of scientific research on the responses to exposure to chemicals/mixtures, extreme environmental hazards or stressors, to include temperature, humidity, altitude, vibrations, and noise, and/or physical demand
Collect data from environmental samples, animal subjects, and cell/tissue models and support research projects requiring analytical endpoints
Assist other investigators in the design and execution of research proposals and protocols on animal, human and cellular physiology and toxicology, as well as performance issues of interest to the Navy
Operate and maintain standard and specialized analytical equipment
Perform statistical analyses using SigmaPlot, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) or Statistical Analysis Software (SAS). Examples of the typical analyses required for successful performance include T-tests, Chi-Square, Analyses of Variance, Multivariate Analyses of Variance, analyses of covariance, multivariate analyses of covariance, correlations, linear regressions, multiple linear regressions, and power analyses.
Assist and educate entry level research assistant personnel in the understanding and performance of their duties
Develop (and assist in the development) technical reports, presentations, and publications
Be willing and able to work nontraditional hours (e.g., nights, weekends) as needed
Perform other duties as needed
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong background in analytical equipment, extraction methods and analytical method development
Experience with (but not limited to) working with volatile organic chemicals, metals, nanoparticles, and/or other xenobiotics and their metabolites
Experience working with different sample materials, such as urine/blood, tissues, filters and various other matrices
Familiar with operating various analytical instrumentation, such as HPLC, GC/MS, LC/MS, QTOF, FTIR, and ICP-MS
Strong background in chemistry and/or biochemistry.
Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
Proficiency in the use of common statistical analysis software, to include SigmaPlot, SPSS and SAS
Strong technical writing background with experience in writing research proposals, standard operating procedures, technical reports, journal articles, and conference papers
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
Self-motivated and capable of working independently and with others
Experience in human and animal physiology a plus
The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret clearance. Clearance can be obtained after starting role
Due to US Government contract, US Citizenship is required
Education and Experience Level:
M.S. or Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field, with at least 2 years of experience in analytical techniques and method development. OR A Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of four years’ experience conducting chemistry or biochemistry research, including analytical method development and sample processing, data analysis, and report production.
Pay Range:Pay Range $63,050.00 - $97,000.00 - $130,950.00
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.
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