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Job #: R-00083485
Location: Centennial, CO
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 100% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

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Description

Job Description:

The Leidos Corporation is seeking a Laboratory Assistant to assist with all aspects of laboratory facility management and logistical or technical support for science teams deployed to Antarctica. This position is a seasonal position and typically deploys to McMurdo Station Antarctica from either September to February (summer) or January to October (winter).

Primary Responsibilities

Dependent on the Austral season (winter or summer) tasking includes, but is not limited to:

  • Coordinating with various agencies and Antarctic Support Contract (ASC) departments for facility inspections, tours, and the completion of work orders/ tasking within the facility.

  • Ensuring laboratory users maintain safe laboratory practices as outlined in the Chemical Hygiene Plan by orienting users to the facility, informing users of all standard safety expectations, highlighting emergency response procedures, presenting primary hazards of the facility, and conducting routine laboratory inspections.

  • Assisting in the planning, allocation, and adaptation of laboratory resources and equipment for current or upcoming science teams.

  • Coordinating intra- and intercontinental science sample movements with both scientists and a variety of work centers.

  • Preparing weekly and end-of-season status reports. Creating and updating Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), as necessary.

  • Cleaning, organization and preparation of laboratories, offices, aquarium facilities, loading docks, staging space, cold storage rooms, conference rooms, and other common-use areas within the facility.

  • Monitoring and maintaining the aquarium, cold storage rooms, and all shared-use areas within the facility.

  • Managing inventory and tracking of samples, equipment, or other resources as necessary.

  • Briefing various agencies and ASC departments on current research; providing tours of laboratory facilities.

  • Monitoring the Duty Pager 24/7 for alarms or issues approximately one week per month.

  • Providing input on suggested improvements to the laboratory spaces and associated systems that would enhance their use as research facilities.

  • Shoveling and otherwise maintaining entrances/exits to the facility for safe and proper egress.

  • Supporting the Hazardous Materials Specialist with monitoring the receipt, inventory, disposal and proper use of hazardous laboratory chemicals. Assisting with the segregation and packaging of laboratory solid wastes for proper disposal, reuse, and/or recycling. Monitoring the use of radioisotopes and radiation producing equipment by National Science Foundation (NSF)/ Office of Polar Programs’ (OPP) approved groups. Providing cryogen support where required.

  • Supporting the Instrument Technician by testing, maintaining and calibrating equipment and instrumentation as requested for operations.

  • Managing all laboratory activities. (winter only)

  • Being the primary science liaison, which includes coordinating with other work centers and departments for facility inspections, tours, and the completion of work orders/tasking within the facility. (winter only)

Qualifications

  • Typically requires BS degree and 2 – 4 years of prior relevant experience. Experience will be considered in lieu of degree.

  • Scientific field work a plus.

  • A successful candidate must demonstrate organizational and interpersonal skills and be self-motivated to identify and carry out projects and requests independently.
     

Must successfully complete physical and dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Must pass a background investigation as required by the NSF.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $60,450.00 - $93,000.00 - $125,550.00

Covid Guidance

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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