The Defense Health Operation of Leidos is currently looking for an Industrial Hygienist to support studies 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 ideal candidate shall:
- Conduct briefings to Program sponsors, Navy engineers and scientists, civilian engineers and scientists, and operational personnel.
- Review research procedures to ensure scientific validity and reliability.
- Develop research planning guidance for the Navy's atmospheric monitoring program(s).
- Lead preparation of manuscripts for peer-reviewed scientific journals on submarine atmosphere issues.
- Coordinate the scientific visibility of NSMRL projects with the industrial hygiene research and practice community, Naval/Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMPHC), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the international closed environmental systems communities.
- Provide subject matter expertise on the interaction between submarine operations and atmospheric sampling procedures.
- Assist with preparing technical reports on submarine atmosphere issues for various sponsors.
- Review existing U.S. Navy procedures involving the standards-setting process.
- Provide technical expertise for passive badge validation studies, which may include travel to validation sites to review procedures for proper scientific and technical execution.
- 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 Doctoral degree from an accredited US university, or international university of equivalent standard, in chemistry, industrial hygiene, or a related field as well as 15+ years of professional experience.
- Candidates must also have demonstrated evidence of scientific achievement as shown by significant 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 have the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH); expired CIH credentials will be accepted.
- Demonstrate the ability to extend and apply the knowledge of research to the missions of the NSMRL Command and the Navy.
- Extensive experience applying industrial hygiene and/or occupational health requirements in the submarine environment.