Leidos Hazardous Material Specialist in ENGLEWOOD, Colorado


Leidos currently has an opening for a Hazardous Materials Specialist. The hazardous materials specialist serves as the Laboratory Chemical Hygiene Officer (LCHO) for all e three Antarctic stations and two research vessels (with the primary responsibility being on site at McMurdo station during the austral summer with deployment to other stations and vessels as feasible.) The LCHO is responsible for providing a working environment that supports compliance with chemical hygiene standards and OSHA laboratory safety guidelines, which includes technical safety trainings, documentation, auditing, review and continual development of safety programs for all hazardous material activity across the USAP. This position provides overall management and planning for hazardous chemicals, compressed gases, and radioisotope support.

Deployment to Antarctica is required for this position. The individual in the position must successfully complete the physical and dental examinations as required by the NSF for deploying to Antarctica. Failure to meet these requirements may result in withdrawal of employment offer or other employment action.


Oversee the USAP laboratory safety, hazardous chemical, compressed gas, radioisotope and cryogen use at McMurdo’s Crary Science and Engineering Center (CSEC) during the austral summer.

This position is the ASC point of contact for the Radioisotope program, and provides specialized hazardous materials training.

Interact daily with grantees, other ASC staff and the National Science Foundation as appropriate.

Act as the point of contact for CSEC interactions with Hazardous Cargo, Hazardous Waste, Fire, and Medical departments.

Provide liquid helium, liquid nitrogen, compressed gases and dry ice support for McMurdo and South Pole as required.

Travel between CONUS, Christchurch, McMurdo, and South Pole to monitor cryogenic systems during transport as needed.


Plan laboratory safety, hazardous chemical, radioisotope, and cryogens-related activities for the upcoming field season.

In coordination with ESH and other S&TPS staff, responsible for updating CSEC laboratory manuals, hazardous materials procedures, and cryogens-related information as necessary.

Provide support to the Planning Team and other S&TPS staff when evaluating proposed research utilizing hazardous materials, compressed gases, radioisotopes, chemicals and cryogens.

Provides input to Annual Program Plan for material budgets for the laboratory safety budget to include chemicals, cryogen support, and annual lab safety trainings.



Typical Education and Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and 3 years experience in laboratory-based science or engineering, or equivalent.

Working knowledge of laboratory safety, academic laboratories, and OSHA’s laboratory standard (29 CFR 1910.1450).

Experience writing standard operating procedures and safety documentation.

Minimum of 3 years experience working with radioisotopes. Radiation safety training.

Minimum of 3 years experience working with chemicals and compressed gases.

Experience with cryogens and cryogenic systems.

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 will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.