Research Scientist II

July 22, 2021
San Antonio, TX
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Job Description:

The Defense Health Operation of Leidos is currently looking for a Research Scientist II to support biomedical research 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.

Primary Responsibilities

The ideal candidate shall:

  • Develop, lead, and conduct protocol-driven scientific research addressing various aspects of military medicine, including, but not limited to: wound healing, hemorrhage and resuscitation, immunomodulation, biomedical systems, bioassay development, craniofacial and infectious diseases as well as directed energy bioeffects.

  • Write and develop protocol-driven research proposals, animal use protocols, human use protocols, technical reports, final reports, and peer-reviewed manuscripts.

  • Evaluate data sets.

  • Develop various presentation materials and present findings at technical and professional meetings.

  • Prepare experimental subjects, set up experimental equipment, and aid in training and development of experimental subjects for experimental procedures in accordance with approved animal or human use protocols.

  • Provide support in development of establishment of in vivo and in vitro model systems, data acquisition, and data analysis.

  • Oversee junior personnel associated with research projects; manage research data.

  • May oversee surgical procedures on animal models for both survival and non-survival.

Required Qualifications

  • The candidate will be required to acquire, at a minimum, a SECRET classification access level.  Preference will be given to a candidate who already has this clearance level.

  • Due to Federal contract requirements, US citizenship is required.

  • Candidates must have completed a PhD (with 5+ years of related experience, at least 1+ post-doctoral experience) from an accredited US university, or international university of equivalent standard, in biomedical engineering or a related field.

  • Candidates must have demonstrated research experience using human or animal models for research in combat casualty care, wound healing, traumatic brain injury, point of care treatment/diagnosis, or other sensory traumas.

  • Candidates must have significant experience developing and leading experimental research protocols as well as a strong record of scientific publications.

  • Experience in using MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel spreadsheets, and graphing software such as GraphPad Prism or SigmaPlot for data analysis, processing and basic statistics

  • Must be able to work a flexible work schedule

Preferred Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of bone regeneration, specifically in the dental field

  • Advanced experience with biomechanics

External Referral Bonus:


External Referral Bonus $:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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