Leidos Biomedical Research



Leidos Biomedical Research

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Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. operates the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), a federal national laboratory sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health. In operating the Frederick National Lab, Leidos Biomed collaborates with public and private partners to address urgent problems in biomedical research — to discover, to innovate, and to improve human health.

Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. is the operations and technical support contractor for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, one of about 40 federal national laboratories and the only one focused exclusively on biomedical research. The Frederick National Lab excels at innovation and flexibility of operations, offering scientific depth, cutting-edge technologies, and enabling infrastructure.

In operating the national lab, Leidos Biomed conducts investigator-initiated, hypothesis-driven research and maintains an integrated suite of advanced technologies backed by scientific expertise in genetics, genomics, protein science, proteomics, bioinformatics, high-performance biomedical computing, and clinical operations. Leidos Biomed operates the Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory in partnership with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Standards and Technology that is pioneering medical applications of nanotechnology to fight cancer, AIDS and other diseases.

At the national lab, Leidos Biomed operates two Current Good Manufacturing Practice facilities that produce pharmaceuticals for human clinical trials. One facility supports drug discovery and development for the National Cancer Institute and the other for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. The Frederick National Lab has vast repositories of resource materials that are shared with the biomedical research community nationwide. These include more than 15 million biological specimens, frozen tumor samples, research reagents, and genetically engineered mouse models of human cancers. Leidos Biomed monitors more than 300 ongoing human clinical trials in the United States and overseas.

Leidos Biomed provides administrative, procurement, financial, safety, and facilities support to the national lab through state-of-the-art business processes, with ~1,850 employees and an annual operating budget of about $450M. The company has headquarters and laboratories at the Advanced Technology Research Facility at Riverside Research Park in Frederick, Md. The company has additional offices and laboratories on the National Cancer Institute's 68-acre campus adjacent to the Fort Detrick Army base, and at other locations along the I-270 technology corridor, in Bethesda, Md., and at sites around the world.


We recognize that employee benefit programs are an important part of the total compensation package, and are committed to providing you with comprehensive benefit options. Leidos Biomedical Research, formerly SAIC-Frederick, has been the proud recipient of the Maryland Work-Life Alliance Workplace Excellence Seal of Approval. The award recognizes organizations that have embraced work-life practices to meet the needs of their workforce, resulting in long-term growth and business success. Leidos Biomedical Research has also been recognized (under the former name of SAIC-Frederick) by the Frederick County Office for Children and Families as one of Frederick County's top 10 "Family Friendly Businesses."


Leidos Biomedical Research takes pride in having highly skilled and talented employees and in working on nationally significant programs and leading-edge research in an entrepreneurial environment. At Leidos Biomedical Research, we approach diversity just as we would any core business area: methodically, strategically, progressively, and holistically. Diversity is not a program, but rather an essential ingredient necessary to achieve our overall mission of delivering leading-edge solutions based on creative and innovative applications of science and technology. Leidos Biomedical Research, under its former name of SAIC-Frederick, has been the recipient of the Frederick County Society of Human Resources (FCSHRM) Diversity and Inclusion Award.

Work-Life Balance

Leidos Biomedical Research, under its former name of SAIC-Frederick, has received the Seal of Approval from the Maryland Work-Life Alliance and named one of Frederick County's top 10 Family Friendly Businesses.

Insurance Plans

We offer a variety of programs for which employees can choose, including medical, dental, vision, group term and supplemental life and accident insurance, and short-term and long-term disability programs.

Vacation and Sick Leave

Eligible employees accrue vacation and sick leave each pay period. Accrual rates vary, based on status and years of service with the company. Benefits start immediately upon hire for all plans. There is no waiting period.


Full-time Leidos Biomedical Research employees are eligible for 10 paid holidays during the year. Part-time employees receive holiday pay proportionate to their regularly scheduled workweek. Leidos Biomedical Research traditionally observes the following holidays.

  • New Year's Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

Education Assistance

Leidos Biomedical Research recognizes that its employees are vital resources whose talents are critical to the success of the company; therefore, we offer a Tuition Assistance Plan, which provides up to 100 percent of tuition (at the time of registration) for full-time employees who satisfactorily complete pre-approved work-related courses.

Retirement Plan

Leidos Biomedical Research offers employees the opportunity to participate in an employer match 401(k) plan. Employees can save up to 25 percent of their salary on a tax-deferred basis, subject to current plan rules and IRS testing requirements. There is a company match of 50% on the employee’s first 6% of contributions.

Flex Spending Plan

The Flex plan allows employees to pay premium contributions and health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. Employees may defer up to $2,500 on a pre-tax basis to pay for health care expenses and $5,000 on a pre-tax basis to pay for dependent daycare expenses.

Employee Assistance Plan

Employees have access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program, which provides employees and their family members with free, confidential assistance to help with family, personal, and job-related issues. Other benefits include financial and legal services assistance.

Additional benefits:

  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Credit Union
  • Direct Deposit
  • Onsite Healthcare Clinic and Wellness Programs
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Military Reserve Duty Leave
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • Service Awards
  • Health Club Membership Reimbursement ($29/month)

Our recruitment process:

Getting started — You can begin by viewing current job openings. From this link you can also create a profile, apply online, and register for job alerts. Confirmation email — We will send you an automated confirmation email to let you know your application was successful.

Prescreen — A recruiter will review your resume/CV. Prescreen questions are sent to the most qualified candidates via email. If you receive these questions, please respond promptly. A recruiter will review your responses and determine the next step. The recruiter will inform you if your resume and prescreen responses are forwarded to the hiring manager for review.

Interview — The hiring manager reviews resumes and selects candidates for further evaluation. You will be contacted via phone or email for an interview. Your interview may be via phone, videoconference, or in person. More than one interview may be scheduled before the offer decision is made.

Offer — If you are selected for a position, a recruiter will present a verbal offer. Upon your acceptance, we will send a written offer letter and onboarding package. Onboarding – New employees attend a two day orientation program in Frederick, MD.

Due to the high volume of applicants, we cannot personally respond to each one. However, be assured if there is a potential fit between your background and an open position, you will be contacted.

Career Openings

We're looking for talented and motivated individuals who can have a major impact on our operations.