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Senior Scientist - Biology

Company: Leidos
Location: San Diego
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Job Description:

Description

Job Description:

This is where your legacy begins! The Leidos Innovations Center currently has an opening for a Scientist / Senior Scientist - 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 Molecular, Biochemical and Synthetic Biology laboratory and analytical skills as well as experience in mammalian- and/or microbial cell-based protein expression and characterization. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the conceptualization and development of novel applications in support of government-funded efforts in the areas of microbial engineering, prokaryotic and eukaryotic protein expression, synthetic and systems biology.
  • Develop novel countermeasures against chemical and biological threat agents
  • Develop novel molecular and genomics-based methods for the detection of exposure to biological and/or chemical agents.
  • 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 biologists, chemists, mathematicians, statisticians, and engineers. Lead Candidates should follow sound scientific practices and maintain effective documentation of activities and analyses.

Qualifications:

  • Qualified candidates should have a Masters degree and 6+ years of experience (additional experience will be considered)
  • The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in Biology, Microbiology, or related discipline with technical experience (experience obtained during graduate or postdoctoral work can be counted towards total years of experience)
  • U.S. Citizen with the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance
  • Laboratory skills: Microbial cultivation, characterization and identification, microbiome analysis and engineering, nucleic acid extraction/purification/quantification, experience with sample preparation methods for NGS, mammalian cell culturing, cloning, and cell transformation/transfection
  • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to interact with people from diverse areas and disciplines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates with these desired skills will be given preferential consideration
  • Synthetic Biology experience
  • Heterologous protein expression (mammalian and/or bacterial systems), protein purification, and characterization
  • Protein engineering Experience with NGS processing and analysis
  • Genome editing using modern tools, such as CRISPR/Cas9 
  • RNA-based therapeutics
  • Experience with genetics/epigenetics
  • Possess US Government Security Clearance

External Referral Bonus:

Eligible

External Referral Bonus $:

5000.00

Potential for Telework:

Yes, 25%

Clearance Level Required:

Secret

Travel:

Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Research Scientist

Pay Range:

Keywords: Leidos, San Diego , Senior Scientist - Biology, Other , San Diego, California

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