Research Physiologist II ( R-00044423 )
The Defense Health Operation of Leidos is currently looking for a Research Physiologist to support research studies and analyses to determine the biomedical response of humans to stressors identified in the special warfare, surface, undersea, diving, and submarine environments at the Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory (NSMRL) in Groton, CT. NSMRL conducts research and investigates the effects of medical, psychological, and performance issues associated with the health and performance of naval personnel in operational and non-operational settings.
The ideal candidate shall:
- Provide consultation to the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, cognizant fleet commands, the Chief of Naval Operations, Naval Sea Systems Command and other DOD agencies as directed.
- Design and conduct scientific physiological research focusing on health and performance, including responses to exposure to chemicals, extreme environmental conditions, such as temperature, humidity, altitude, vibrations, and noise, and/or physical demand.
- Utilize human and animal models to evaluate the short- and long-term health and performance effects of acute and chronic exposure to chemicals, environmental stressors and/or physical demand.
- Identify Navy-relevant research topics in the areas of human physical performance, nutrition optimization and medical readiness, and draft research pre-proposals, research protocols, formal technical reports, and journal publications addressing the above topics.
- Support the development and execution of research projects and required documentation including development of Memoranda of Agreement/Understanding or CRADAs to work with collaborators.
- Support execution of approved work units/research projects by determining requirements, obtaining/developing and fabricating laboratory equipment and materials, developing and monitoring progress and financial plans, developing documentation and coordinating approval of related Institutional Review Board documents, and managing resources necessary to meet project goals.
- Develop and evaluate appropriate methodologies, write standards of procedure to perform appropriate methodologies, and perform quality assurance checks to ensure that appropriate methodologies are followed consistently on approved studies and research projects.
- Support NSMRL staff and other professional entities on current and future human an non-human subjects research projects.
- Report findings, outcomes, and recommendations to the fleet through formal meetings, presentations, briefings and publications.
- Prepare summaries and publications for non-research technical and general audiences.
- Coordinate approval of publication of technical information.
- Work is to be primarily performed on a government installation. The normal work week is Monday through Friday 0800 to 1630.
- Some offsite travel (~10%) may be required for data collection efforts, presentations, etc.
- Candidates must have completed a Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in physiology or related biomedical field from an accredited university in the United States or an international university of equivalent standard, ability to extend and apply the knowledge of human physiology to the missions of the command and the Navy, evidence of scientific achievement as shown by the publication of articles and reports, and membership in scientific societies, knowledge of and experience in writing and editing technical and scientific research information, as well as the ability to speak well and concisely, and confer with professional colleagues on a peer basis.
- 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 display a willingness to be exposed to a broad research and management experience in the human performance domain, including experimental and synthetic biology, cellular biology, metabolism, nutrition, and physical training regimens.
- Demonstrate the ability to extend and apply the knowledge of research to the missions of the NSMRL Command and the Navy.
- Demonstrated evidence of scientific achievement as shown by the publication of articles and reports and membership in scientific societies.
- Knowledge of and experience writing and editing technical and scientific research information.
- Demonstrated ability to speak well and concisely and confer with professional colleagues on a peer basis.
- Knowledge of research examining human performance in a submarine environment is preferred.