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Job #: R-00083153
Location: San Antonio, TX
Category: Life Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2,000
Group: Health

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Job Description:

The Research Associate III supports biomedical research in the Cellular and Immune Based Adjuncts for Casualty Care (CIBACC) department 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 member plans, organizes, and conducts highly independent research upon approval of the principal investigator; designs, tests, and evaluates methods and protocol for research projects; analyzes, summarizes, and organizes collected data; together with principal investigator, generally publishes results of investigations in professional journals.  Purchase and/or recommend purchase of new equipment for research projects; under the direction of the principal investigator, generally responsible for the scientific operations of the laboratory; may oversee laboratory/unit personnel.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Research new products, tests, and methodological instruments and reports to the principal investigator relative to feasibility, quality, and benefits of such new developments.

  • Adapts procedures or methods relative to changes in research projects.

  • Assists with collection of supporting documentation for contract packages, IACUC/IRB protocols for projects performed under this contract, research proposals and protocols, manuscripts, SOP’s, reports and presentation editing/review. Assists Government personnel in initiating and maintaining regulatory IACUC/IRB requirements.

  • Design and implement research protocols, including regulatory requirements, safety procedures, maintenance of study records and all activities associated with internal and external audits.

  • Supervises the safe handling of hazardous material; coordinates purchasing requests and writes specifications and justifications for equipment purchases.

  • Assists in ordering supplies for research under contract for procurement; assists in maintenance of inventory of supplies for research under contract.

  • Collates and analyzes complex data; maintains computer database for the study.

  • Oversees the work of junior level contract personnel.

  • Monitors progress of research projects and coordinates information between departmental sections.

  • Performs a wide and complex variety of assays, test, and studies.

  • Performs highly specialized and advanced experiments, to include cellular and small animal work.

  • Collects, prepares, analyzes, and evaluates specimens and/or tissue cultures.

  • Assists PI in tracking and updating established project budgets.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a basic or health science with five years of experience

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

  • Current certification in American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS); American Heart Association Healthcare Provider Course; American Red Cross CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation); or equivalent. Web based classes do not meet these standards.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a basic or health science with two years of experience.

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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. 

About Leidos

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.

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