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Leidos Senior BW Analyst / Program Manager in Chantilly, Virginia


Job Description:

The Intelligence Group at Leidos is currently seeking a Senior BW Analyst / Program Manager for an Intelligence Community customer. The successful candidate will provide direct, daily, on-site support to US Government professionals in the area of the analysis of biological weapons technology and proliferation. Candidates must have a TS/SCI with polygraph clearance in order to be considered.

At some time after assuming the BW Analyst position, he/she will also serve as Program Manager for the contract.

Primary Responsibilities

The candidate shall provide subject matter expertise and research to support the production of finished intelligence products with an emphasis on worldwide research, development, production, weaponization and dispersion of biological warfare agents.

  • Provide extended and detailed technical literature searches and other in-depth open-source research in response to questions from US Government personnel and in response to intelligence reporting

  • Review research proposals for CBW proliferation risk as directed by the COTR.

  • Provide significant technical and instructional design inputs to the design and implementation of an online CBW analysis class

  • Manage one or two sessions per year of the one-week "Fundamentals of Analysis of CBW Proliferation" course. Organize the course content and the inputs of briefers (Leidos SMEs, US Government staff, and consultants). Compose and brief multiple course modules.

  • After an initial period, manage the contract and coordinate program activities with the COTR.

Basic Qualifications

  • BA degree and 15+ years of prior relevant experience or Masters with 13+ years of prior relevant experience.

  • PhD in BW-relevant biological science, such a microbiology, molecular biology, bioproduction technology, epidemiology or genetics.

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience working in the field of biomedical or bioproduction technology.

  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in supporting the IC

  • Ability to conduct in-depth searches of the technical literature on topics of BW interest. Ability to conduct internet searches in English and multiple foreign languages

  • Ability to write concise reports summarizing long- and short-term responses to long- and short-term research questions and taskings

  • Knowledge and experience of Leidos contract management methodologies, including management of subcontractors and consultants.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to prepare and deliver concise and accurate briefs for the CBW class, country-specific task forces, and IC partners

  • Detailed knowledge of chemical production scheme design, interpretation of process flow charts and schematics, and related biofermentation technologies

  • Comprehensive familiarity with multiple journal, technical conference and patent databases, including those in non-English languages

  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with representatives throughout the IC in person, by telephone and through written correspondence

  • Detailed familiarity with principals of pharmaceutical design and development

  • Candidate must possess an active TS/SCI with polygraph level clearance.

  • Military experience, preferably in support of medical research and technology

  • Basic knowledge of commercial aspects of the pharmaceutical and chemical industries

  • Background using tools associated with all-source analysis

  • Familiarity with CBW-relevant nonproliferation regimes, treaties and transfer networks.

  • Ability to read one or more foreign languages, preferably Russian, Chinese, Farsi or Korean.

External Referral Bonus:Eligible

External Referral Bonus $:5000

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Travel:Yes, 10% of the time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Intelligence

Pay Range: REQNUMBER: R-00058504

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.