Laboratory Manager (Radiochemistry)
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Description Job Description: The Civil Group at Leidos currently
has an opening for a Laboratory Manager. The Laboratory Manager
will focus on the procurement, setup, development, and management
of radiochemistry laboratories including the development of a full
range of radiochemistry procedures for our portfolio of work and
projects in cleanup of contamination at the project site.As part of
our project team, you will be responsible for the development and
oversight of the site radiochemistry and inorganic chemistry
analytical programs and capabilities. In this role you will work
closely with the project team to identify the number of analyses
required per unit time for each analyst, determine the types and
number of equipment to be procured and installed, and the staffing
requirements that will be needed to meet project goals. The
management of the lab will include oversight of the operations of
the new lab and the supervising of staff to ensure project
milestones are met. The position will employ multiple radiochemical
and non-radiochemical techniques on environmental samples related
to site characterization, site remediation, environmental permits,
effluent waters, waste disposal, and general project support. You
will also utilize data management system(s) to manage samples/data
from beginning of sampling to the end of analysis and will work
closely with the Project Chemist to conduct data validation and
quality assurance/quality and produce control reports in support of
an environmental remediation program for a group of clients.Primary
- Oversight of laboratory instrumentation and identify equipment
- Develop detailed staffing plan and hire and train the
- Revision and development of radioanalytical and inorganic
analysis methods and enhancement of instrumentation.
- Successful reporting of required Performance Evaluation Sample
- Maintain effective communications concerning characterization
efforts internal to the laboratory and with the project team.
- Plan, design and execute analysis to meet established sample
- Review and evaluate data obtained by in house methods to ensure
that they meet the quality requirements associated with regulatory
programs and project measurement quality objectives.
- Routine communication and coordination with Data Management
Group (DMG) management and staff to ensure overall project data
objective(s) are satisfied.
- Collaborate with other scientists and technical personnel in a
fast-paced, flexible work environment.
- Utilize Windows based personal computers, instrumentation
operation, data reporting, analytical calculations, and sample
- Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality
- Maintain strong dedication to the implementation and
perpetuation of values and ethics.Basic Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or closely related field and a
minimum of 10 years' experience in set up and operational
management of a Radiochemistry laboratory, or closely related lab
- Familiarity with industry environmental data validation
- Familiar with radiological, inorganic and organic laboratory
methods, QA/QC elements and record keeping.
- Proficient with computer software programs including
spreadsheets, database, and other Microsoft Office products.
- Familiarity with laboratory instrumentation radiological
counting systems and ICP/MS.
- Further education beyond initial scientific degree, viz. data
validation practices, quality assurance/control courses,
- A Masters in Chemistry, Radiochemistry, Nuclear Chemistry, or a
related discipline and 10 years of experience, with at least 5
years experience in setting up Radiological Laboratories and
operating them with a heavy radiochemistry focus but also capable
of some non-radioactive analysis.
- Prior experience with Beryllium air and soil sample analysis
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience with modern sample
preparation and separation methods used in the isotopic and
elemental characterization with emphases on nuclear and inorganic
- Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently
and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the
- Ability to function well in a fast-paced environment, set
priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt
to ever changing needs.
- Maintain training requirements and qualification for Radiation
Worker II, HAZWOPER, and Beryllium worker training including the
- Working knowledge of cleanroom operations and protocols.
- Working knowledge of DoD DOE Quality Systems Manual
Requirements and experience with performing/undergoing ELAP, AIHA,
and/or DOECAP audits.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills. Due to
contract requirements, U.S. citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident
status is required. Pay Range: Pay Range $78,000.00 - $120,000.00 -
Keywords: Leidos, Germantown , Laboratory Manager (Radiochemistry), Executive , Herndon, Maryland
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