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Job #: R-00060572
Location: San Diego, US
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 10%
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Health

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Job Description:

Leidos is currently seeking a full-time Assistant Study Coordinator to support the Deployment Health Research Department at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, CA. The mission of the Deployment Health Research Department is to examine how specific factors and experiences effect on the overall physical and mental health of service members and their families.  This position is responsible for coordinating all aspects of study implementation, for study start-up, protocol execution, participant enrollment, data collection, and data management. Primarily, this position will be required to be on-site at the Naval Health Research Center with some tele-work and occasional travel for data collections and/or conference presentations, as needed.

Description of Responsibilities:

  • Provide consultation and expert advice regarding the management of study operations.

  • Plan and execute short- and long-term data collection objectives

  • Manage operations workflow by developing schedules, gathering resources, implementing productivity standards, maintaining reference manuals, and implementing new procedures

  • Develop Institutional Review Board protocols, modifications, and continuing reviews

  • Submits Office of Management and Budget and Report Control Symbol documents for renewal, as well as other study-essential interagency agreements.

  • Coordinate meetings with internal and external collaborators

  • Create weekly team meeting agendas and updates; lead study meetings

  • Develop and present study information to individuals, groups, and study participants

  • Designs and implements both email and direct mail marketing strategies for participant engagement and retention

  • Designs a variety of marketing mail pieces and works with the marketing company’s personnel on all aspects of the print process.

  • Critically review and approve proofs and ensure mailings are executed correctly. Work with vendors to budget and create participant incentives.

  • Monitor and provide guidance for updates for the study website, the study’s Manual of Operations, and all social marketing sites.

  • Independently investigate and resolve any complications regarding study operations including material storage, equipment failures, and website maintenance and management

  • Direct the creation of online survey instruments, track team comments, and ensure all versions are tested with applicable quality control procedures.

  • Manage the collection and organization of data for research projects

  • Establish and maintain database for research projects

  • Respond to study participant concerns

  • Establish and implement quality assurance measures in accordance with scientific review board requirements.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Psychology, or related field.

  • Minimum of two years of work experience in a research setting

  • Security Clearance: Due to federal contract restrictions, candidate must be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain a Secret Clearance.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Skilled in use of word processing, spreadsheet, email, and database software. Must be well-organized and detail-oriented.

  • Ability to follow detailed instructions.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize work to meet project deadlines. Ability to facilitate communication among supervisors, peers, and supervisees.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health, psychology, or related field

  • Three or more years of experience working in a research setting

  • Proven ability to write IRB protocols and study agreements

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:

Yes, 10%

Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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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 40,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021. For more information, visit

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