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Job #: R-00010248
Location: WASHINGTON, DC
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Are you ready for new mission?

The Leidos multifunctional materials research team, based at the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C. seeks a Materials Scientist who will contribute to a project "3D Microstructural Analysis of Iron Foams." This is an opportunity to develop a new materials research project at NRL.

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be available for work on-site at NRL as well as at partnered universities or other research labs, and will have the capability to:
  • Prepare iron-based foams and study their structural evolution during repeated oxidation and reduction at high temperature;
  • Operate standard laboratory equipment related to this project, including high-temperature furnaces, gas flow systems, a thermogravimetric analyzer (TGA), a scanning electron microscope (SEM), and X-ray imaging systems;
  • Implement tomography reconstruction methods;
  • Use data processing and numeral and image analysis packages, such as ImageJ, Matlab, and 3D visualization software such as Amira.


Basic Qualifications
  • B.S. and 4+ years of relevant experience. Or, M.S. in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, or a similar field with 2+ years of experience with materials synthesis and characterization. Or, Ph.D. in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, or a similar field.
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Secret Clearance.
  • The ability to present their results in oral and written form, confer with clients, and assist in preparation of journal manuscripts.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with manuscript authorship and conference presentation is preferred.
  • Previous experience and expertise with the relevant equipment and methods is 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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