To our valued Leidos candidates:

Coronavirus is on everyone's mind with the effects being felt around the world. The markets are volatile, and we're all concerned for the health and safety of our families, friends, and colleagues. Please know that we're taking all necessary measures to safeguard our employees, customers and the communities in which we live, including following all recommended best practices around social distancing.

With that in mind, in an abundance of caution, we are canceling all face to face career events, such as job fairs and open house events. In the coming days and weeks, we will be hosting career events virtually, using our online chat tools so that we may continue our hiring practice safely and securely. You can find available virtual career events at

We are using telephone meetings and online chats via Brazen to conduct interviews and hiring discussions, and we are offering options for video interviews so that you can have a virtual face to face meeting with your potential new leader. We do not conduct interviews or extend offers via text or chat based social media, such as WhatsApp or MySpace.

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process, nor will Leidos ever advance money as part of the hiring process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are generated by automated system. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to Chris Scalia, Leidos’ Senior Vice President of Talent Acquisition, at [email protected].

As a company, as a country, as a world, we have confronted challenging moments before. We are confident that, guided by our values and the strength of our community as well as the commitment we have to the important work we do each day, we will find our way through this time together. We will do this with the care and concern for one another and the common good that defines. Please keep those impacted by the virus in your thoughts.

Close Window
Join our talent network

Job #: R-00041384
Location: San Diego, CA
Category: Life Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Health

This job posting is no longer active.

Share: mail twitter linkedin


Job Description:

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

The individual selected for this position will work in support of the Division Head for Epidemiology in the Department of Medical Modeling, Simulation, and Mission Support at the Naval Health Research Center, and in collaboration with other scientific researchers.  This person will contribute to research studies related to the short- and long-term outcomes of military service members. This will include conducting statistical analyses, drafting peer-reviewed manuscripts and presentations, contributing to funding applications, and overall project management.

Primary Responsibilities:

•           Serve as an investigator on a multitude of projects focused primarily on injury epidemiology and the health effects of military deployment.

•           Write and prepare scientific reports, manuscripts, and presentations regarding research findings.

•           Utilize statistical programs (e.g., SAS, SPSS, R) to link and integrate datasets and perform analyses.

•           Develop and design studies that are creative, innovative, relevant, and actionable in a military setting.

•           Conduct data analysis to identify statistical relationships and interpret results and identify clinical relevance.

•           Collaborate with departmental statisticians on projects that utilize advanced epidemiological methods and machine learning.

•           Represent NHRC at relevant scientific meetings and present results and study findings to appropriate audiences.

•           Review reports, manuscripts, and other documents for accuracy in content, statistics, and data interpretation.

•           Assist in researching, preparing, and submitting grant proposals for funding.

•           Supervise and mentor other epidemiologists in the division.


Knowledge of:

  • Public health concepts and issues involved in epidemiology, military health, psychology, and other related areas particularly physical injury, psychological trauma and health behaviors.
  • Statistical theory and methodology used in epidemiology, psychology, and other public-health-related studies.
  • Methods and techniques of compiling, analyzing, and evaluating statistical and other research data for prospective and retrospective study designs.
  • Grant applications particularly to Department of Defense mechanisms.

Skills and abilities to:

  • Read, understand, and interpret public-health-related technical information.
  • Manage multiple projects at once.
  • Identify and apply appropriate statistical methods to evaluate data.
  • Analyze data to draw logical conclusions and make sound clinical management and policy recommendations.
  • Prepare and write reports and manuscripts concerning the findings of statistical analysis.
  • Communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with department head, director, scientific researchers, staff, and external collaborators.
  • Reprioritize projects as necessary.

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in epidemiology strongly preferred. PhD in related field will also be considered. 
  • At least 2 years of post-graduate experience is required.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and manage projects from conceptualization through completion.
  • Must be a US citizen and have the ability to obtain secret clearance.

Desired Qualifications

  • Previous experience with military health issues is desirable.
  • Strong history of publication success and funding application submission is preferred.
  • Previous favorable background check or clearance.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:




Scheduled Weekly Hours:




Requisition Category:


Job Family:

Life Scientist


About 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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

Pay and Benefits

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

Securing Your Data

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

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.

This job posting is no longer active.

Talent Community

Join our Talent Community to create a profile, enabling a streamlined application process and to help our recruiters better understand your areas of expertise and interest.

Join our Talent Community