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Leidos | San Diego, California
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Job Description:

Leidos's Military & Veterans Health Solutions Group is currently seeking a full-time Research Assistant to support the Health and Behavioral Sciences Program at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, CA.

The Research Assistant will work collaboratively with the full research team, including Principal Investigators, research scientists, data analysts and subject matter experts. Under direct supervision, this role will support a variety of research projects, including health promotion evaluations, clinical treatment interventions, and epidemiological investigations, designed to promote the behavioral and psychological health and readiness of military personnel and their families. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, able to take initiative, and work well both independently and in a team environment.

Conduct literature searches and summarize findings of published studies

Maintain study documentation and guidelines, such as data dictionaries and subject exclusion criteria

Assist with subject recruitment

Administer questionnaires and conduct interviews

Perform data entry and data management

Assist with proposal and protocol development and submission

Review, prepare, and contribute to project materials, reports, and manuscripts

Participate collaboratively in team meetings

Identify equipment and supplies necessary to fulfill study requirements

Participate in ongoing trainings related to the proper conduct of research

Bachelor's degree in a relevant social science field (e.g., psychology, sociology, epidemiology, public health, economics)

Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

Proven capability to understand and follow a research study protocol, obtain training and seek assistance when needed, and accurately perform or assess required protocol procedures

Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility

Demonstrated experience in interacting effectively with diverse groups

Preferred Qualifications

One year of experience working with military populations

Experience conducting research involving human subjects

Familiarity with SPSS or other software packages for data analysis

Familiarity with EndNote software for literature reviews

Due to federal contract restrictions, candidate is required to be a U.S. citizen and able to obtain a Secret Security Clearance.


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

About Leidos

Leidos is an applied solutions company focused on markets that are seeing converging business and technological trends, and address basic, enduring human needs - defense and national security, health and life sciences, and energy, engineering and infrastructure. The Company's approximately 20,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and commercial health and engineering markets.

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