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Job #: R-00035776
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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: Ineligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Leidos has an new opening for a Research Scientist to work at Kirtland AFB, NM. This is an exciting opportunity to work at government locations primarily on Kirtland AFB, NM in laboratory settings engaging in research and development of new and innovative high power microwave (HPM) sources, pulsers and antennas. The work will include interacting with scientists, engineers and technicians to design and model new systems, develop test infrastructures, conduct laboratory tests , analyze test results, and write and present test summary reports and scientific reports. 

Roles and Responsibilities:
- The successful candidate will work in a new laboratory with modern equipment to bring innovative ideas to the field of high power microwave (HPM) research and development. 
- The successful candidate will design, model, test, and characterize high power microwave sources, including magnetrons, Vircators and unique sources, and innovative narrowband and broadband antenna concepts and prototypes. 
- The candidate will work daily with other scientists, and engineers and technicians. 
- The candidate may also design, develop and field diagnostics and data acquisition systems necessary to characterize sources and antennas. 
- The candidate will attend weekly meetings and provide status updates on work activities. 
- The candidate will provide written reports and PowerPoint slides to present finding and innovative solutions.

Skills you will need to be successful for this role:
- MS in Physics or Electrical Engineering with 6+ years of experience working in a research and development laboratory
- Expertise using modeling and simulation software (e.g. ICEPIC, HFSS, CST MICROWAVE STUDIO®, COMSOL Multiphysics) to design and modify HPM sources and antennas.
- Experience conducting laboratory tests of HPM sources and antennas
- Experience designing, implementing, operating and maintaining data acquisition systems for HPM source and antenna testing
- Ability to analyze data and write accurate and concise test summary reports
- Ability to work well in a laboratory environment and with scientific peers 
- Current DoD Secret security clearance
- Possess excellent written and oral communication skills

You will wow us even more if you have this skill:
- PhD in Physics or Electrical Engineering


External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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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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