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Job #: R-00106193
Location: Frederick, MD
Category: Life Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 25%
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

You can have a positive impact on the scientific community!

The Leidos Health Group is seeking a Science Writer to provide scientific writing support to the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) in Frederick, Maryland. The CDMRP is a leading funder of research projects across a broad range of medical fields and military health.  The Leidos Science Writer will work across a diverse variety of research programs in support of the CDMRP’s goal to transform healthcare through innovative and impactful research. This position is in Frederick, Maryland.

Why Leidos?

  • Leidos Life promotes excellent work-life balance.  You can make an impact and have time for your well-being.

  • This position is eligible for partial remote work and a flexible work schedule.

  • Leidos offers many opportunities for career development and advancement within the Life Sciences Operation and beyond.

  • Be a part of a large, dynamic workforce with a broad range of scientific expertise.

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What you will do:

  • Assist in the planning and execution of a variety of meetings, to include attendance at local in-person meetings and meetings held via web or teleconference.

  • Develop and track schedules for tasks and deliverables.

  • Provide scientific notetaking support by recording critical information from scientific meetings.

  • Synthesize written and oral comments from multiple sources into coherent, comprehensive scientific and technical reports.

  • Draft scientific materials, including research highlights, meeting summaries, and funding opportunities.

  • Translate complex scientific information into lay-friendly language.

  • Conduct analyses of funding portfolio data, research outcomes, and assemble data to prepare tables, graphs, and slides.

Successful candidates will possess:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the field of health and science.

  • Ability to write for technical and lay audiences.

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.

  • Strong scientific writing skills.

  • Exceptional attention to detail.

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.

  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Required Education:

  • A Master's degree from an accredited college or university in biology, life sciences, or a related field, with 2+ years related experience is required; Ph.D. with related experience preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  • U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense Public Trust security clearance.

  • A writing sample may be requested upon interview.

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.

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 45,000 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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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 here.

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Beware of fake employment opportunities using Leidos’ name. Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information during any part of the employment application process (i.e., ask you for money), nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process (i.e., send you a check or money order before doing any work). Further, Leidos will only communicate with you through emails that are generated by the automated system – never from free commercial services (e.g., Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail) or via WhatsApp, Telegram, etc. If you received an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information (e.g., about you or your previous employer), and you are concerned about its legitimacy, please make us aware immediately by emailing us at [email protected].

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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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