Research Scientist

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The Leidos Corporation is seeking a Research Scientist in accordance with overall technical direction, guidance, and protocols provided by grantees, subcontractors, and the National Science Foundation. The Research Scientist

position supports a variety of scientific research projects in the physical and astrophysical sciences at remote Antarctic field stations, works with advanced scientific instrumentation, assists in the collection of data, and carries out research protocols for NSF grantees. The Research Scientist also:
- Maintains, trouble shoots, and repairs a variety of equipment used in the long-term monitoring of physical phenomena including (but not limited to): magnetometers, spectrophotometers, CCD cameras, and other radio and optical equipment.
- Uses digital and analog electronic equipment to diagnose and repair instruments and computer hardware failures.
- Supports grantees by ensuring timely problem resolution, minimizing data collection interruptions, and notifying grantees of outages, issues, and maintenance schedules.
- Maintains appropriate project log books, documents and email records. Updates standard operating procedures.
- Administers, operates, and maintains the computer-based acquisition data systems
- Coordinates with other departments on computer configurations and networking topology issues such as firewall access and IP addresses.
- Receives and inventories capital equipment, instruments, materials, and supplies.
- Maintains accurate inventory of spare parts for equipment and instruments, and prepares resupply lists.
- Assists with life-cycle management and informs researchers/staff on replacement timelines.
- Occasionally conducts briefings on research and tours of facilities for distinguished visitors.
- Performs other duties as required.
There are Research Scientist positions at McMurdo and at South Pole. Following are additional duties at these stations:
- Maintains, operates, and repairs cryogenic dewars, associated equipment and compressed gas cylinders.
- Manages LN2 and GN2 supply for the station.
- Manual labor as needed including excavating buried experiments and station maintenance.
- Community duties which may include washing dishes and cleaning common areas.
- (SOUTH POLE ONLY): Will be assigned to an Emergency Response Team (ERT). Examples are the Fire Brigade and First Aid teams which require specialized training that is provided.
- (SOUTH POLE ONLY): The South Pole positions are for approximately 13 months, beginning with 2 weeks of training in Denver in Mid-October 2018 and running through Mid-November 2019. Deployment to South Pole is from November 1, 2018 - November 15, 2019 (approximately). You will deploy from Denver directly to South Pole.
- (McMurdo ONLY): Typically deploys from early Oct for a year although summer only (Oct - Feb) and winter only (Feb - Oct) deployments are possible.

Qualifications - Internal
Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in Mechanical, Electrical, Aeronautical or other Engineering, Astronomy, Astrophysics, or Physics is required. Excellent written and verbal communication abilities required. Knowledge of MS-Excel and Word required. Must be organized, able to multi-task, and work without direct supervision. General electronic troubleshooting experience required.
Typically requires two years’ experience in laboratory or observatory technical work. Laboratory or observatory technical work should include operational experience utilizing experimental, physical, optical, or atmospheric science equipment. Experience handling cryogens preferred, but not required. A minimum of two years of experience in the use of multiple commercial software packages and DOS and Windows operating systems. Familiarity with legacy versions of Windows operating system. Fluency with networking topics and file transfer tools desired. Experience working with Macintosh and Linux/Unix platforms desired. Successful conflict resolution experience or training. Experience working with diverse groups of people in high stress situations. Flexible attitude.
***Deployment to Antarctica is required for this position. The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical, dental and psychological examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment actions.***

Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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