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Job #: R-00038847
Location: Alexandria, VA
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Top Secret/SCI
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense group at Leidos currently has an opening for a Senior Scientist to work in Springfield, after an initial orientation at our Alexandria, VA office. This is an exciting opportunity to use your experience helping the Warfighter mission. This opportunity is in support of Advanced Research and Development on the RECON project.
The incumbent will:
  • Process ground and space based radar data to identify the orbital locations of ion density lines in the dataset, or areas with increased ion density in the Earth's ionosphere and plasmasphere.
  • Create a database from existing radar data sources and known tracked debris objects for comparison to the predicted ion density lines from the provided algorithm.
  • Analyze this database and develop process to track sub-centimeter charged orbital debris.
  • Apply scientific principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems including: detecting changes in ion density and quantify and characterize these changes.
  • Additionally, assess quantitative changes over time and identify anomalies that do not correlate with predicted ion density patterns.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum 9 years experience with Master’s Degree Or Minimum 19 years experience with B.S. degree. Degree in image science, remote sensing, astronomy, astrophysics, or physics preferred.
  • Active TS/SCI or higher.
  • Experience in RADAR required; experience in both ground and space based RADAR preferred.
  • Experience programming in Matlab or ENVI/IDL.

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI

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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