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Sr. Nuclear Scientist


Headquarters: Chantilly, VA
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The Defense and Intelligence Group at Leidos is currently seeking a Senior Scientist for an Intelligence Community customer. The successful candidate will work as a member of science-oriented, government contractor team supporting an exciting counter proliferation and counter WMD mission. Candidates must have a TS/SCI with a polygraph clearance in order to be considered.

Primary Responsibilities:
The candidate shall provide subject matter expertise and support the production of finished intelligence products with an emphasis on worldwide WMD production facilities. The team will be using source broad array of data to provide analytic and production support. The preferred candidate will:
  • Provide subject matter expertise and analysis on nuclear and missile related WMD facility production
  • Collaborate with team members to review test results, combine data, and analysis to support the generation of analytic reports for dissemination.
  • The successful candidate will working knowledge of the various intelligence disciplines and the Intel Community.
Collaborate with team members on analysis topics and research.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in physics or related field from an accredited college/university according to the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), Ph.D. is preferred
  • A minimum of eight (8) years of post-graduate experience with 1-2 years of related WMD experience
  • Strong organizational, communication, and writing skills
  • Skills: The successful candidate will have a minimum of 3 years of experience in the IC and must have
  • Ability to brief senior staff officers and partners
  • Work cooperatively as a team member and provide guidance to government analysts to build effective customer relationships
  • Ability to work independently with minimal or no oversight
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with representatives throughout the IC in person, by telephone and through written correspondence
  • Have a working-level ability with all components of Microsoft Office.
Candidate must possess an active TS/SCI w/ poly level clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Background in counter proliferation and WMD
  • Demonstrated conducting research and analysis that aid in the identification of potential biological/chemical weapons
  • Background using tools associated with all-source analysis

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 The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. 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. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.