The Defense Health Operation of Leidos is currently looking for a Research Scientist II to support biomedical research at the Naval Medical Research Unit, San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) in San Antonio, TX. NAMRU-SA conducts gap driven combat casualty care, craniofacial, and directed energy research to improve survival, operational readiness, and safety of Department of Defense personnel engaged in routine and expeditionary operations.
The ideal candidate shall:
- Develop, lead, and conduct protocol-driven scientific research addressing various aspects of military medicine, including, but not limited to: hemorrhage and resuscitation, immunomodulation, biomedical systems, bioassay development craniofacial, infectious diseases and directed energy bioeffects.
- Provide support in writing protocol-driven research proposals, animal use protocols, human use protocols, technical reports, final reports, and peer-reviewed manuscripts.
- Evaluate data sets.
- Develop various presentation materials and present findings at technical and professional meetings.
- Prepare experimental subjects, set up experimental equipment, and aid in training and development of experimental subjects for experimental procedures in accordance with approved animal or human use protocols.
- Provide support in development of establishment of in vivo and in vitro model systems, data acquisition, and data analysis.
- Oversee junior personnel associated with research projects; manage research data.
- Perform surgical procedures on animal models for both survival and non-survival.
- The candidate will be required to acquire, at a minimum, a SECRET classification access level. Preference will be given to a candidate who already has this clearance level.
- Due to Federal contract requirements, US citizenship is required.
- Candidates must have completed a PhD (with 5+ years of related experience) from an accredited US university, or international university of equivalent standard, in veterinary medicine, animal science or a related field.
- Candidates must have demonstrated research experience using animal models for research in combat casualty care, traumatic brain injury, point of care treatment/diagnosis, or other sensory traumas.
- Candidates must have significant experience developing and leading experimental research protocols as well as a strong record of scientific publications.
- Experience in using MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel spreadsheets, and graphing software such as GraphPad Prism or SigmaPlot for data analysis, processing and basic statistics
- Must be able to work a flexible work schedule, may include occasional evening or weekend shifts
- Expert knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology (mice, rats, pigs, non-human primates)
- Advanced experience doing small animal surgeries including surgical techniques such as anesthesia induction, cannulation, intubation, injections, blood draws, suturing, euthanasia and tissue harvesting
- Experienced and knowledgeable in aseptic technique and sterile procedures associated with animal surgeries
- Comfortable working with and handling animals
External Referral Bonus:Eligible
Potential for Telework:No
Clearance Level Required:Secret
Travel:Yes, 10% of the time
Scheduled Weekly Hours:40
Job Family:Research Scientist
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 www.Leidos.com.
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