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Research Assistant I



Full Time

On Site


Dayton, Ohio, United States


Job Description:

Job Description

Leidos is seeking a Research Assistant I to support intramural human use research at the Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton, OH, specifically focused on projects that investigate human performance under a number of stressors that are common in aerospace environments. These stressors may include hypoxia, breathing resistance, motion sickness, spatial disorientation, thermal stress, and others. This research supports the performance, resilience, and wellness of service members to optimizing warfighter performance in the most trying environments.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist with research process across the project's lifecycle, including but not limited to reviewing literature, performing pilot testing, preparing research protocols, developing experimental procedures, screening and scheduling participants, and collecting, managing, and analyzing data

  • Provide planning and research support to various research projects

  • Developing standard operating procedures for laboratory instrumentation and equipment

  • Clean and maintain instrumentation, equipment, and laboratories

  • Assist with development of presentations and publications including literature searches and preparing bibliographies

  • Monitor supply inventory and replenish stocks through established Command supply procedures

  • Maintain laboratory instrumentation, equipment, and spaces

  • Prepare and operate cognitive neuroscience devices for data collection including EEG and fNIRS.

Basic Qualifications

  • BA/BS with 1+ years of relevant experience with a degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field.

  • At least one year of previous research experience

  • Knowledge of basic research concepts, such as experimental design, human subjects protection, and data organization

  • Ability to obtain Secret Clearance

  • US Citizen

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a military or medical research environment is highly desired

  • Experience with EEG

  • Certificate in CITI training

  • Experience in data collection for human research studies involving a variety of tests such as cognitive, physiological, neurological, and human performance assessments

  • Ability to work limited non-traditional hours such as evening, nights, and some weekends during periods of data collection

Pay Range:

Pay Range $36,400.00 - $56,000.00 - $75,600.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.