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Job #: TR-653846
Location: Groton, CT
Category: Laboratory Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Health

Job Description:

Leidos's Military & Veterans Health Solutions Group is seeking a Research Assistant in Engineering to support our operations at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) in Groton, CT. NSMRL conducts research and investigates the effects of medical, psychological, and performance issues associated with the health and performance of naval personnel in operational and non-operational settings. The Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting in research studies and analyses to determine the biomedical response of humans to stressors identified in the special warfare, undersea, diving, and submarine environments.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Provide planning and coordination support for various projects or studies.
• Provide documentation support for various projects or studies with reports, papers, research protocols, presentations, and posters.
• Perform statistical analysis and evaluation of human use or engineering data.
• Prepare, review, and disseminate various internal or external communications.
• Provide other research support to various experimental protocols as required.
• Assist with research on undersea environments and human factors, including open source literature.
• Perform other various tasks, possibly outside one's area of expertise, to contribute toward project completion.
• Document all work in laboratory notebooks, technical reports, posters, and documentation binders.

• Candidates must have completed a Bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, physics, or mathematics.
• Candidates must have documented evidence of research methods experience (Bachelors thesis or course work in research methods).
• Candidates must demonstrate the ability to interact and effectively communicate both written and orally with a wide variety of people.
• Due to Federal contracting requirements, candidates must be US Citizens.
• The candidate will be required to acquire, at a minimum, a SECRET classification access level. Preference will be given to a candidate who already has this clearance level.

Ideal Skills:
• Familiarity with HIPAA, PHI/PII compliance, etc. is highly desired.
• Foundational knowledge of MATLAB, LabView, Tableau, JAVA or Python is desired.
• Computer literacy, Microsoft Office proficiency and working knowledge of statistical software preferred.
• Skills should include a foundational and theoretical understanding of general scientific principles.
• Experience in a human subject research setting and experience in the US federal government system is highly desired.

Work Location:
• Work is to be primarily performed on a government installation. The normal work week is Monday through Friday 0730 to 1600.
• CONUS travel (~10%) may be required.

External Referral Bonus:

Potential for Telework:

Clearance Level Required:

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Requisition Category:

Job Family:
Laboratory Scientist


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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