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Job #: R-00024591
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Writing and Editing
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Biobehavioral Research Division within the Military and Veterans Health Services Operation at Leidos has a need for an Associate Editor.

The individual selected for this position will perform a variety of editing support duties for the Naval Health Research Center Headquarters, San Diego, CA.  Specifically, the successful candidate will provide expert consultation services in the areas of writing and preparation of medical, technical, and scientific authored works for publication in peer-reviewed journals and on the command intranet and internet sites, and for distribution or presentation of technical reports and conference materials

Primary Responsibilities:

a. Consult on document formatting for publication

b. Edit documents and recommend changes for product improvement

c. Maintain editing guidelines and products lists

d. Adhere to the command authored works review approval process

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree; at least 2 years of experience preparing and editing medical, technical, and scientific documents according AMA 10th Ed. and APA 6th Ed. styles.
  • The candidate must be proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite version 7, specifically using Track Changes functionality; able to multitask and manage multiple tasks at once; able to complete assignments quickly without sacrificing accuracy; and adept at working in a highly customer-oriented environment.
  • This position is full time and is located on site at the Naval Health Research Center in Point Loma, CA, with work hours to coincide with the standard command business hours of 0700–1630.

Desired Qualifications

Working knowledge of Navy medical R&D activities and the government and military in general. Previous or current clearance or history of a completed government background check

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Writing and Editing


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 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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