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Job #: R-00118597
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Life Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Remote Type: No Remote
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000.00
Group: Health

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Ready for a rewarding career opportunity?

Unleash Your Potential at Leidos, where we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customer’s success. We empower our teams, contribute to our communities, and operate sustainably. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

If this sounds like an environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Are you a skilled Research Project Manager, (Advanced Research Assistant), looking for a new challenge? Look no further than Leidos! We are seeking a dynamic professional to join our team and support intramural human use research in the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory at the Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton, OH. As our successful candidate, you will support cognitive and sensory sciences research studies and analyses to identify the impact of various stressors on operational performance in the warfighter. You will play a vital role in developing research protocols, analyzing data, and producing scientific reports. Join our team and make a difference in the lives of our nation's warfighters – apply today!

Your greatest work is ahead!

The Mission
Recognized as a Top 10 Health IT provider, the Leidos Health Group draws on decades of success to deliver a range of solutions and services designed to meet the healthcare obstacles of today. From the research bench to the patient bedside, we are a company of scientists, engineers, and technologists delivering a broad range of impactful, customizable, and scalable solutions to hospitals and health systems, biomedical organizations, and every U.S. federal agency focused on health. Leidos works with customers across the continuum of care to improve clinical, operational, and financial outcomes with innovative solutions that advance the next generation of care. Our mission is to contribute to creating a healthier world. To explore and learn more, click here!

Are you ready to join a team dedicated to a mission? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career, share your resume with us today!

Your Main Objective:

  • Provide project management and coordination for intramural human use research, working with PIs to coordinate research activities and needs of study project teams of 6 to 12 researchers to ensure accomplishment of protocol requirements.

  • Write research project status reports for sponsors- identify report requirements, gather input, and complete the initial draft for submission to the project PI.

  • Coordinate laboratory schedules of all study team members to ensure accomplishment of research efforts, including on-site, off-site, and out-of-state labs, to ensure that the study team calendar is up to date so each project can be accomplished as necessary.

  • Laboratory management- Initiates Equipment Purchase Orders and Inventory Control. Manage supply inventory and stock replenishment through established Command supply procedures; Review supply needs, coordinate with team members to identify requested supplies; document inventory status and location, review for completion, and meet with PIs to locate missing items and establish additional inventory needs.

  • Oversee the maintenance and set up of instrumentation, equipment, and laboratories.

  • Team management- Assisting and Directing Lower-Level RAs—Provide technical direction to lower-level Research Assistants. Assist and educate lower-level research assistant personnel in the understanding and performance of their duties. 

  • Coordinate subject compensation for research participation.

  • Make self-directed decisions regarding data collection. Redirecting study participants, stop or start the study due to safety, participant deviation from protocol. Manage scheduling and screening of research subjects. Manage the implementation of research studies, including regulatory requirements, maintenance of files/study records, and all activities associated with internal and external audits. Ensure compliance with rules and regulations, including human subjects and/or animal use research approval.

  • Evaluate and make recommendations on data collected- Independently prepare data and conduct qualitative and quantitative data analyses of data from studies, such as univariate and multivariate analyses of variance, regression analysis, and descriptive summaries. Design and develop data management procedures.

  • Recommendations for study design- Modify and plan research experiments, procedures, tests, or survey instruments; Recommend research design and develop a study budget. Assist in the preparation of presentations and written published articles.

What Sets You Apart:

  • BA/BS plus four (4) years of relevant experience or a Master's Degree
  • Strong research experience
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance.
  • US Citizenship is required

You Might Also Have:

  • Experience in a military or medical research environment is highly desired.
  • Experience with human subject research.
  • Familiarity with cognitive psychology and/or vestibular physiology. 
  • Experience in STEM field of research. 

At Leidos, the opportunities are boundless. We inspire our staff with interesting assignments that allow them to thrive professionally and personally. For us, helping you grow your career is good business. We look forward to learning more about you – apply today!

Pay Range:

Pay Range $63,050.00 - $113,975.00

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 46,000 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

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 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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