The Life Sciences Division of the Leidos Health Group is seeking a life scientist (biology, biochemistry, immunology, virology, bacteriology) to develop, assist with, and manage projects evaluating medical mitigations to infectious diseases. This is not a laboratory position. Leidos Health focuses on developing scientific and medical solutions for the U.S. Government by integrating the efforts of subcontractors to provide a comprehensive solution to meet a key U.S. Government need. An individual with experience characterizing the immune response to vaccines and infectious diseases of humans is needed to support projects evaluating infectious diseases and developing vaccines/therapies to the diseases. The individual in this position will work independently and as part of a team developing medical countermeasures (such as small molecules, biologicals, vaccines, adjuvants). Projects may span from discovery (e.g., target discovery, candidate selection) and preclinical development using in vitro and in vivo models, to IND-enabling studies (e.g., toxicology) and early testing in humans (Phase I clinical trials). The successful candidate will bring a working knowledge of the development of medical countermeasures with an expertise in the analysis of the immune response (innate, T-cell, B-cell, humoral, and/or memory immune response) relevant to infectious diseases and medical countermeasure development.
- Serve as a subject matter expert keeping current on scientific and technical literature for executing a broad range of immunological projects;
- Support proposal development by contributing to whitepapers, responses to requests for information, developing proposal strategies, design of experiments, development of statements of work, determining go/no go criteria, identifying risks and mitigations, and writing;
- Participate in audits as needed;
- Support and manage assigned projects:
- Develop project plans and associated communication documents;
- Collaborate with subcontractors and project sponsors;
- Provide regular written reports and presentations detailing progress against tasks and milestones;
- Review technical reports and ensure project is meeting technical requirements;
- Meet organization requirements for schedule and finances;
- Manage changes in project scope, schedule and/or budget, and drive risk management in collaboration with the customer to implement mitigation strategies;
- Present data at internal and external meetings;
- Write and edit manuscripts;
- Design, conduct, and document in-vitro and in-vivo safety and toxicology studies to fulfill regulatory requirements and meet operational unit objectives.
- Strong scientific background in immunology and animal models;
- Masters with 10 – 13 years of prior relevant experience.
- Ph.D. degree in biological sciences with a minimum 2 years of post-graduate work experience in a biomedical field requiring Immunological analyses preferred. Degrees must be from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), or foreign degrees equivalent to U.S. equivalency;
- Ability to work independently, design experiments, and analyze, summarize and present data;
- Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively;
- Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, written communication, and organizational skills;
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel/PowerPoint/Word as well as data analysis or statistical software;
- Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
- Experience with scientific technical writing and documentation.
- Knowledge implementing and using project management systems, such as Microsoft Project;
- Project Management Professional (PMP) certification;
- Experience with budgeting, cost estimates, and financial projections;
- Working knowledge of good laboratory practices and managing IND-enabling pre-clinical animal experiments (e.g., toxicology/pharmacology studies);
- Demonstrated experience working with government contracts and Task Orders providing strong client relationship-management skills;
- Experience in preparation of pre-clinical sections of regulatory documents for pre-IND, IND, and GMP products.
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 at https://www.leidos.com/careers/pay-benefits.
In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC.
Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.
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.
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