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Job #: R-00036386
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Intern Technical
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: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

The Leidos Innovation Center (LInC) at Leidos currently has an opening for a Research Scientist Intern to work at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in Dayton, OH.  This is an exciting opportunity to use your education and experience helping the Warfighter Readiness Training program mission. 

Leidos is seeking a dedicated and talented Research Scientist Intern to work as part of a leading-edge research and engineering, design and development team. Leidos seeks mission and team-oriented individuals who enjoy working as an individual contributor in highly collaborative teams.

The Research Scientist Intern will contribute to the Warfighter Readiness Training Program supporting AFRL/RHW. The Warfighter Program provides the Air Force with a wide range of research into advanced technologies to improve training effectiveness among a multitude of operationally-relevant platforms and roles.

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will support the development, implementation, and execution of a training research program that assesses human performance and the training effectiveness of multi-level-fidelity devices and networked simulation systems. Candidates will also address issues related to determining appropriate knowledge and skills for operator training and will identify alternative training techniques or technologies best suited to enhancing learning in a complex environment.  The successful candidate will work with software engineers, subject matter experts, and military personnel.

The Research Scientist Intern will contribute to aspects of research administration including, but not limited to:

  • Prepare and administer research tools
  • Data collection and entry
  • Perform/interpret statistical data analysis
  • Perform literature reviews
  • Generate written reports
  • Document research results through technical reports and papers

Basic Qualifications

  • Be working on a Master’s Degree or above in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a related discipline (e.g. Human Factors, Learning Sciences, Experimental or Educational Psychology, etc.).
  • Have extensive literature review and annotated bibliography experience.
  • Be more than proficient with PowerPoint and Excel.
  • Be more than proficient with SPSS or equivalent statistical and data analysis programs and have experience handling databases.
  • Be proficient at public speaking and report writing.
  • Be able to work flexible hours and work with minimal supervision.
  • Be detail-oriented, a self-starter, able to multi-task, possess excellent interpersonal communications skills, and have outstanding organizational skills.
  • US Citizenship required.
  • Must be capable of obtaining DoD Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous experience collaborating with software engineers and subject matter experts in Human-System Integration-related projects is a plus.
  • Previous research lab experience (working in or managing).

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Intern Technical


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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