The Leidos Innovations Center currently has an opening for a Scientist / Senior Scientist - Marine Biology to work in our San Diego, California office. We are seeking a broadly trained and highly motivated biologist for advanced technology programs focused on molecular biology, biochemistry, and genetics / genomics. This is a highly dynamic and integrative environment in which talented and creative scientists can thrive working on a diverse array of multidisciplinary projects. The group has an immediate need for someone with strong Marine Biology laboratory and analytical skills as well as experience in mammalian- and/or microbial cell-based protein expression and characterization.
Contribute to the conceptualization and development of novel applications in support of government-funded efforts in the areas of marine biology and effects on maritime systems.
Effectively communicate research in team meetings, progress reports, peer-reviewed publications, and patents.
Quickly adapt to evolving research needs, rapidly acquire new scientific knowledge and stay informed on new technologies.
Work effectively as a member of an interdisciplinary team consisting of marine biologists, biologists, chemists, mathematicians, statisticians, and engineers. Lead Candidates should follow sound scientific practices and maintain effective documentation of activities and analyses.
Qualified candidates should have a Master's degree and 6+ years of prior relevant experience (additional experience will be considered)
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Marine Biology, Oceanography, or related discipline with technical experience (experience obtained during graduate or postdoctoral work can be counted towards total years of experience)
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance
Capable of creative development of new program ideas in Marine Biology applicable to the DoD needs
Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to interact with people from diverse areas and disciplines
Ship's systems experience
Possess US Government Security Clearance
Experience with DoD contracting and proposal preparation