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Laboratory Manager (Radiochemistry)

Company: Leidos
Location: Herndon
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

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 Responsibilities:

  • Oversight of laboratory instrumentation and identify equipment for procurement.
  • Develop detailed staffing plan and hire and train the staff.
  • Revision and development of radioanalytical and inorganic analysis methods and enhancement of instrumentation.
  • Successful reporting of required Performance Evaluation Sample Analysis Programs.
  • Maintain effective communications concerning characterization efforts internal to the laboratory and with the project team.
  • Plan, design and execute analysis to meet established sample turnaround times.
  • 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 management.
  • Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements.
  • 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 experience.
    • Familiarity with industry environmental data validation practices/policies/procedures.
    • 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, statistics.Preferred Qualifications:
      • 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 using ICP-MS.
      • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with modern sample preparation and separation methods used in the isotopic and elemental characterization with emphases on nuclear and inorganic materials
      • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory.
      • 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 BeLPT.
      • 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 - $162,000.00

Keywords: Leidos, Germantown , Laboratory Manager (Radiochemistry), Executive , Herndon, Maryland

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