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Job #: R-00106895
Location: Sarasota, FL
Category: Proj and Prog Management
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Clearance: Public Trust
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Leidos has an excellent opportunity for an Animal Care Coordinator to support NASA research programs on-site within an animal care institute. The successful incumbent will interface with facility owners, internal / external customers, and assist Principal Investigators to achieve mission goals.

This position is located on-site in Sarasota, Florida.

The Animal Care Coordinator will work with facility owners, subcontract teams, facility users, customer and corporate visitors from NASA, and / or Principal Investigator teams to accomplish established objectives. Primary responsibilities of this role include:

  • Oversee Leidos facilities, equipment and activities within the Leidos portion of the subcontractor facility
  • Respond to customer inquiries and refer clients to the appropriate channels
  • Coordinate operations and activities within the Leidos portion of the facility by collaborating with institute resources (eg. animal husbandry team, shipping & receiving, custodial support)
  • Serve as representative for Leidos interests within the facility and ensure compliance with Leidos policies and directives within the Leidos portion of the facility
  • Maintain Leidos inventory / equipment records and monitor for maintenance issues. Facilitate completion of repairs and communicate facility and equipment status to identified stakeholders
  • Ensure the maintenance and operations of ISS environmental chambers; complete ISS environmental chamber setup for each mission
  • Coordinate chamber preventative maintenance / repairs and calibration of tools / equipment
  • Manage the maintenance, preparation, routing and tracking of purchase orders required to support mission operations
  • Coordinate badging, and training for visitors / PI team. Ensure work areas are ready for use by contract and Principal Investigator teams, including labs and environmental chambers
  • Perform facility tours, audits, inspections, and property management within the Leidos area
  • Ensure compliance with all safety and security protocols and policies. Monitor Hurricane plan readiness and execution as weather requires
  • Coordinate and communicate shipments of animals, hardware, hazardous materials, and samples into and out of the facility
  • Participate in Mission Readiness Reviews, including assistance in ensuring the facility is ready to support upcoming research missions

Must have US Citizenship or Permanent Residency and the ability to successfully obtain a Public Trust Security Clearance.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Logistics, or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in facilities or lab management position
  • Strong IT knowledge to communicate and troubleshoot technical issues
  • Demonstrated proactive leadership and collaboration skills
  • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior professional experience in an animal care facility

  • Experience with NASA property and / or procedures

  • Experience with ISS research projects
  • Experience with the REMA (Rodent Experiment Monitoring Area) and maintaining configurations without impact connectivity to data centers and ISS
  • Experience with environmental chambers, including maintenance and operations of ISS environmental chambers
  • Working knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems
  • Ability to perform minor repairs of facility equipment

Pay Range:

Pay Range $66,300.00 - $102,000.00 - $137,700.00

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® innovation company rapidly addressing the world’s most vexing challenges in national security and health. The company's global workforce of 47,000 collaborates to create smarter technology solutions for customers in heavily regulated industries. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $15.4 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2023.  For more information, visit

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