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Job #: R-00050380
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: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Leidos Innovations Center (LInC)

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Job Description:

Looking for work life balance?

Here at Leidos we currently have an exciting opening in our Leidos Innovations Center (LInC) for you, our newest 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 and antennas. You will get to interact 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. If this sounds like you keep reading.

If you love doing these work activities, this could be your dream job:
- Lead efforts in a new laboratory with modern equipment to bring innovative ideas and solutions to the field of high power microwave (HPM) research and development
- Provide subject matter expertise in the design, modeling, testing and characterization of high power microwave sources, including magnetrons, vircators and unique sources, and innovative narrowband and broadband antenna concepts and prototypes
- Work daily with other scientists, and engineers and technicians within Leidos, various government organizations, subcontractors and vendors
- Plan, organize and conduct field demonstrations of HPM systems in conjunction with various government organizations, subcontractors and vendors
- Provide mentorship for junior scientists and engineers
- Design, develop and field diagnostics and data acquisition systems necessary to characterize complex HPM sources and antennas
- Engage in and lead technical discussions at weekly meetings and provide status updates on work activities
- Provide written reports and PowerPoint slides to present research results and innovative solutions

This is you:
- Bachelor's degree with 8+ years of experience or a MS with 6+ years experience in Physics or Electrical Engineering with significant experience working in the laboratory (~50%)
- Ability to obtain a Secret security clearance (Top Secret preferred)
- Demonstrated ability to lead complex HPM research and development efforts 
- Regularly employs innovative thinking to develop new technical solutions to meet and exceed objectives
- Maintains professional associations to stay abreast of latest technologies and advancements
- Ability to analyze data, provide insight into data anomalies, and write accurate and concise test summary reports
- Ability to work well in a laboratory environment and with scientific peers 
- Possess excellent written and oral communication skills

You will wow us even more if you have these skills:
- Experience using HFSS or CST, 3D CAD software such as SolidWorks, and

- Current Top Secret security clearance

External Referral Eligible

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Yes, 10% of the time

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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

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