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Job #: R-00029910
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500™ company aimed at embracing and solving some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Through science and technology, Leidos makes the world safer, healthier and more efficient.

Our Civil Group offers an array of exciting career opportunities for the best IT, energy, logistics and engineering professionals. 

Leidos is seeking a Materials Engineering Researcher that will provide support to the Natural Gas & Carbon Capture teams. The Carbon Capture team will develop fundamental knowledge of mixed matrix membranes. The Natural gas team will determine procedures for embedding sensors in the pipeline coatings and liners (metallic and/or multi-layer polymer-ceramic coatings). The coatings prevent leakage and sensors monitor pipeline conditions; therefore, a system pipeline leakage is reduced, and repair/replacement occurs before leaks present significant loss of product and/or safety hazards.

The Materials Engineering Researcher will conduct; analytical, experimental, investigative and other fact-finding work using standard scientific approaches and techniques to support principal scientific researchers, observes, calculates, records and interprets the results of tests and analyses, and designs, constructs, modifies, calibrates, operates and maintains equipment used for these purposes or devised as a result of the work.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Conception of new multi-layer, layer-by-layer coatings for metallic surfaces, apply them to test coupons, and test their corrosion inhibiting properties and other physical properties. 
  • Design and implement new test equipment for applying and testing layer-by-layer coatings as needed.
  • Mixed matrix membranes will be cast into films or hollow fiber thin film composites and tested for CO2 and N2 gas permeance. Also, some membranes will be tested using extended exposure to actual flue gas in a single fiber module at NCCC to determine performance with moisture and contaminants.
  • The candidate will prepare technical reports on project scope, milestones and conference/workshop presentations to disseminate research findings, activities, operations, and future initiatives to industry, academic and government stakeholders is a requirement for this position.
  • Period status reporting (weekly/monthly/quarterly/annually) is required to update project managers and customers.
  • The candidate will participate in group meetings. Group meetings are designed to allow the applicant to discuss current research and promote discussion with fellow researchers. The manager will request the applicant to provide a PowerPoint presentation for group meetings. The frequency of these presentations is generally once every 6 months but can occur at a higher rate.
  • This position will require extensive interface with customers and potential collaborative partners, so excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. The complexity of information to be managed will require excellent organization skills and attention to detail.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science or science-related field (e.g., biology, chemistry, economics, geology, mathematics, and physics) and 5 years of job-related experience or a Master’s degree and 3 years job-related experience.
  • Excellent communication skills and a willingness and interest to collaborate in an interdisciplinary team environment to drive towards overall project and team objectives is also required.
  • Demonstrated experience in mentorship of early-career scientists and/or students is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A PhD degree in an engineering field with specialization in materials engineering Mastery of layer-by-layer coating methods demonstrated by a track record of publications in scientific journals and presentations at scientific conferences.
  • Experience with both organic and inorganic materials as layered barriers.
  • Experience in common materials characterization techniques including SEM, ellipsometry, TGA, FTIR, gas permeation, and corrosion analysis.
  • Familiarity with working in a Research and Development setting.
  • Experience conducting research at a GOGO (Government owned Government operated) lab.

Driven by our talented workforce, the Federal Energy, Environment and Commerce Operation builds trust through an array of energy-related IT, environmental science and engineering solutions to meet our customers’ needs. 

Key Capabilities: 

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We value and support the well-being and mobility of our employees with competitive benefit packages, complementary e-learning training, work-life flexibility, an exciting External Referral Program, and a diverse, inclusive and ethical work place. In fact, in 2020, Leidos was ranked as one of the “World's Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute for the third consecutive year. 

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

Potential for Telework:

Yes

Clearance Level Required:

None

Travel:

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Research Scientist

Leidos

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 www.Leidos.com.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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