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Job #: R-00000660
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Life 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 Solutions Health Group is currently seeking a full-time TBI Research Project Manager to support the research, theory development, and methodology for traumatic brain injury (TBI)-focused human subjects' research protocols with the Naval Health Research Center's Warfighter Performance Department in San Diego, CA. The successful candidate will lead the planning and execution of TBI-focused research projects for the Physical and Cognitive Operational Research Environment program.

Primary Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to:
  • Maintaining substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art principles and theories as they relate to human subjects research, research related to traumatic brain injury and other injuries, and research related to virtual/augmented reality and its use for military and clinical populations
  • Communicate with and support increased collaborations with PhyCORE project teammates and researchers at various military commands, academic institutions, and private entities
  • Maintain monthly, weekly, or daily (as needed) communications with PhyCORE team members and collaborators to ensure project timelines and benchmarks are being met. Communicate technical solutions, practices, and procedures to team members for successful project execution. Identify when issues in project execution arise and engage Principal Investigators, Program Managers, and other required team members to resolve such issues
  • Contribute to scientific literature through the development of abstracts, conference presentations, technical reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts, and other briefing materials for TBI and other injury-focused research projects
  • Write and submit quarterly reports, annual reports, and other command and funding sponsor required documents for TBI- and other injury-focused research projects
  • Assist the government Principal Investigator with efforts related to successful conduct of injury-focused human subjects' research protocols through:
    • Management of the PhyCORE team's Institutional Review Board (IRB) focus area with timely writing and submission of IRB documents, frequent communication with other PhyCORE and collaborative team members for IRB modification needs, meeting regularly with IRB administrators to stay current with all research protocols, and regularly attending Science Investigators meetings to maintain best practices for the PhyCORE program.
    • Assist with data collection efforts when needed, including setting up for studies, collecting data during studies, cleaning up after studies, and processing the data afterward. Must be able to work flexible schedules including overnight and on weekends during data collection.
    • Assist with the development of standard operating procedures for the laboratory and lead staff trainings on equipment.
  • Write and manage approval tracking of PhyCORE documents such as support agreements, data sharing agreements, proposals, abstracts, manuscripts, technical reports.
  • Assist with managing purchasing and maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Coordinate meetings for PhyCORE team and collaborators; write and distribute agendas and notes to team and collaborators; lead such meetings when required
  • Track and manage project milestones, goals, and deadlines

Basic Qualifications

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS to be considered for the position:
  • - Bachelor's degree in biology, engineering, physiology, psychology, neuroscience or related field
  • - 3+ years of experience in human subjects research; 2+ years in a research project lead role
  • - Fluency in Microsoft Office software package
  • - Able to speak fluent English
  • - Able to pass a background investigation and obtain a Secret security clearance
  • - Able to work independently and take initiative
  • - Ability to work successfully with team members from various backgrounds and levels of expertise
  • - Able to travel to local area military treatment facilities and operational commands routinely
  • - Able to travel to approved alternate work site locations for field data collection outside of the San Diego area

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in biology, engineering, physiology, psychology, neuroscience or related field
  • Previous experience with conducting TBI or EEG research
  • Previous experience with conducting virtual reality related research
  • Previous experience working with the military or DOD
  • Previous experience working at a clinic and/or interacting with clinical personnel on research objectives
  • Active security clearance

External Referral Bonus:

Potential for Telework:

Clearance Level Required:

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Requisition Category:

Job Family:
Life 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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