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Job #: R-00004192
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: Eligible
Group: Health

Job Description:

Job Description

Leidos's Military & Veterans Solutions Health Group is currently seeking a full-time Research Data Scientist to support the Warfighter Performance Department at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, CA. This position will support the Physical and Cognitive Research Environment (PhyCORE) research team with the development of research protocol design, coding for research studies, programming support, data analysis, database development, and interpreting and reporting results for research studies aimed at improving warfighter performance, wounded warrior rehabilitation, through novel treatments and technologies. The successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with Principal Investigators, project managers, research assistants, and subject matter experts to identify ways to answer complex mental and physical health questions with data collected from human subjects research protocols. The ideal candidate will be motivated, detail-oriented, able to take initiative, and work well both independently and as part of a team.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Work with Principal Investigators, clinicians, and other members of the research team to refine research methodology, construct databases, provide coding and programming expertise for research studies, apply statistical methods, and interpret results to appropriately answer study questions
  • Access various secondary data sources to extract relevant data and construct comprehensive, project-specific datasets
  • Lead data management processes, including data verification, cleaning, quality assurance, and merging
  • Perform data manipulations and transformation on raw data using SAS to create analytics-friendly datasets for research projects
  • Maintain and update documentation on all processes and procedures, including data dictionaries and codebooks
  • Conduct statistical analyses using various statistical programs such as SPSS, SAS, and R, to run logistic regression, analysis of variance, survival analyses, equivalence testing, Bayesian theories, and other techniques as required
  • Develop statistical plans for research proposals and research protocols, determining appropriate subject numbers required for successful study completion
  • Contribute to the preparation of study deliverables, presentations, reports, and publications


Basic Qualifications
  • Master's Degree in Biostatistics, Public Health, Physiology, Psychology, Neuroscience, or related field
  • 2 or more years of experience with coding and programming for research studies
  • 2 or more years of experience in conducting statistical analyses for human subjects research projects
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain a Secret Clearance
  • Able to travel locally, nationally, and internationally as needed for meetings and conferences


Preferred Qualifications
  • 3 or more years' experience in programming, coding, and conducting statistical analyses for human subjects research projects
  • Experience in research with military populations
  • Active secret clearance


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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