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Job #: R-00005696
Location: Groton, CT
Category: Research 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:

The Defense Health Operation of Leidos is currently looking for a Research Scientist to support studies to develop research programs to include, but not limited to: psychoacoustics, signal processing, and underwater bioeffects, in support of 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.

Primary Responsibilities

The ideal candidate shall:
  • Initiate, formulate, and develop multi-disciplinary biomedical research projects utilizing scientific expertise in physiology, noise exposure on performance, and underwater acoustics and blast.
  • Develop programmatic plans for multi-year projects to conduct basic research, applied research, and device test & evaluation.
  • Identify research topics in areas of bioacoustics, effects of noise on humans, and diving physiology.
  • Write research proposals, research protocols, technical reports, and/or publications addressing the above topics.
  • Research and collect background and historical information specific to topical areas.
  • Respond to research grant solicitations and obtain funding from sponsoring agencies.
  • Execute approved work units/projects by determining requirements and obtaining laboratory equipment and materials.
  • Develop and evaluate appropriate methodologies, write standards of procedure to perform appropriate methodologies, and perform quality assurance checks to ensure that appropriate methodologies are followed consistently.
  • Design, fabricate, and test specialized research equipment
  • Author scientific articles, publications, technical reports, and semi-technical summaries/publications for non-research technical and general audiences.
  • Coordinate and ensure publication of technical information, report findings and recommendations via presentations and publications.
  • Act as reviewer and referee, upon request, for both internal and external manuscripts and/or reports selected for in-house publication or submission to scientific journals.


  • Work is to be primarily performed on a government installation. The normal work week is Monday through Friday 0800 to 1630.
  • Some offsite travel (~10%) may be required for data collection efforts, presentations, etc.


Basic Qualifications
  • 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.
  • Due to Federal contract requirements, US citizenship is required.
  • Candidates must have completed a Masters degree from an accredited US university, or international university of equivalent standard, in engineering, physiology, psychoacoustics, or a related field in order to successfully conduct the multi-disciplinary research approach necessary. Preference will be given to further graduate study up to, and including, a Doctoral degree.
  • Candidates must also have demonstrated evidence of scientific achievement as shown by the publication of articles and reports, membership in scientific societies, knowledge of and experience in writing and editing technical and scientific research information, as well as the ability to speak well and concisely, and confer with professional colleagues on a peer basis.
  • Candidates must display a willingness to be exposed to a broad research and management experience in the human performance domain.
  • Demonstrate the ability to extend and apply the knowledge of research to the missions of the NSMRL Command and the Navy.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong analytical and statistical background to include quantitative and qualitative data analysis, project and program management and their application to effective behavior sciences.
  • Knowledge of research examining warfighter performance in stressful environments, diving physiology and/or underwater bioeffects are strongly preferred.


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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