Silver Spring, Maryland

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HJF is seeking a Scientist I to support the Wound Infections Department, located at the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the Wound Infections Department.

The incumbent is responsible for developing and supporting research projects and investigating the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions, products, and problems. Develops new technologies and protocols.

NOTE: As per Executive Order 14042, all HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

  1. Demonstrates knowledge of immunology of infections, or medical microbiology; applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques. Designs and implements experimental protocols and techniques. (30%)
  2. Trains and assists in supervising technical staff. Coordinates projects and tasks with other technical and professional staff. (5%)
  3. Collects, processes, and interprets experimental data. Prepares status and performance reports. (25%)
  4. Provides collaborative assistance to other Research Scientists and Senior management that require the incumbent's expertise. (15%)
  5. Prepares funding documents, written reports, manuscripts for submission to scientific journals, and patent applications. (25%)
  6. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of immunology of infections, or medical microbiology; applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques. Excellent communication skills; ability to troubleshoot technical procedures; ability to work independently and as a part of the team. Flexibility in problem-solving approaches. Professional interpersonal skills including collaboration, and networking.

Minimum Education: Doctoral degree required for this position.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Minimum of 2-5 years of experience required for this position.

Work Arrangement: 100% on-site.

Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Silver Spring, Maryland

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.

The not-for-profit Foundation is authorized by Congress to support research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and throughout military medicine. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. The Foundation’s support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and to accomplish their research goals effectively and efficiently.

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