Scientist I (NCI) – Leidos – Bethesda, MD

Job ID: 6086
Job date: 2016-10-12

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COMPANY INFORMATION

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. (LBRI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR). FNLCR is a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). It is the only FFRDC dedicated to biomedical research. Through its status as an FFRDC, FNLCR provides NCI and others with a unique national resource to accelerate the development and delivery of effective preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic products for cancer and AIDS.

The breadth of FNLCR’s activities spans the research and development spectrum, including investigator-initiated, hypothesis-driven research into cancer and AIDS; advanced technology programs focused on genetics and genomics, proteins and proteomics, imaging, nanotechnology, bioinformatics, and laboratory animal sciences; clinical operations in support of NCI and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)-sponsored clinical trials, as well as NCI drug discovery and development efforts; and management and operations of biopharmaceutical development and manufacturing programs under current Good Manufacturing Practice conditions for NCI and NIAID. Administrative, procurement, financial, safety, and facilities support is provided to these R&D activities through state-of-the-art business processes. LBRI has approximately 1,900 employees and manages an annual operating budget of approximately $450M.

For more information about Leidos Biomedical Research Inc., please visit our webpage at http://www.leidosbiomed.com/

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Within the Leidos Biomedical Research Inc.’s Clinical Research Directorate, the Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides high-quality comprehensive and strategic operational support to the high-profile domestic and international clinical research initiatives of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Clinical Center (CC), National Institute of Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Since its inception in 2001, CMRP’s ability to provide rapid responses, high-quality solutions, and to recruit and retain experts with a variety of backgrounds to meet the growing research portfolios of NCI, NIAID, CC, NHLBI, NIAMS, NCATS, NINDS, and NIMH has led to the considerable expansion of the program and its repertoire of support services. CMRP’s support services are strategically aligned with the program’s mission to provide comprehensive, dedicated support to assist National Institutes of Health researchers in providing the highest quality of clinical research in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines, maintaining data integrity, and protecting human subjects. For the scientific advancement of clinical research, CMRP services include comprehensive clinical trials, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, protocol navigation and development, and programmatic and project management support for facilitating the conduct of 400+ Phase I, II, and III domestic and international trials on a yearly basis. These trials investigate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment of, and therapies for cancer, influenza, HIV, and other infectious diseases and viruses such as hepatitis C, tuberculosis, malaria, and Ebola virus; heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions; parasitic infections; rheumatic and inflammatory diseases; and rare and neglected diseases. CMRP’s collaborative approach to clinical research and the expertise and dedication of staff to the continuation and success of the program’s mission has contributed to improving the overall standards of public health on a global scale.

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Clinical Monitoring Research Program (CMRP) provides scientific support to the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s), Center for Cancer Research (CRC), Molecular Imaging Program (MIP).

The Scientist I: 1) combines PET/CT and MRI imaging data sets with genomic and clinical outcomes using radiomic techniques, 2) works with pre-clinical PET/CT, SPECT/CT, and MR imaging data and applies radiomic and other advanced statistical analysis to determine agents for clinical trials, 3) works independently in the area of radiomic/advanced statistical methods and collaborates with physicians and scientists to expand the analysis of data to include radiomics/advanced statistical methods in their research and publications, 4) develops new radiomic models and keeps abreast of the latest developments in the field, 5) presents new developments at meetings/conferences, and 6) publishes new findings in peer review journals.

This position is located in Bethesda, Maryland.

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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS
Possession of Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) appropriate to biomedical research, or twelve (12) years related experience in lieu of degree Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency No work experience beyond the doctorate is required Strong physics, mathematics or bioengineering background with expertise in handling and analyzing big data sets including imaging data, genomic, serum and digital histopathology and finding correlations or associations Strong writing and presentation skills to publish in scientific journals and present at scientific meetings Ability to frame clinical problems in the context of bioinformatics problems to solve Ability to generate independent scientific ideas based on available data sets and pursue research in these areas Proficiency with scientific data analysis software and corresponding software development languages to include: Matlab, IDL, R, SPSS or similar statistical/scientific data processing software Experience using image display and analysis software systems (i.e. MIM software, PMOD and/or Hermes)
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel Proficiency in C++, C, Java, Javascript, SQL
Leidos Overview:
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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