Silver Spring, Maryland

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HJF is seeking a Research Assistant I to support the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to MHRP.

The incumbent will perform research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects. Provides laboratory and technical support to senior technical and professional staff. Solves less complex problems in carrying out research projects in a clinical or laboratory environment.

NOTE: As a U.S. Government contractor, all HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

Responsibilities:
  1. Performs laboratory research projects, including collection, calculation, and organization of data as graphs, tables, or excel spread sheets, and accurately records all experiments performed in a timely and efficient manner. (30%)
  2. Carries out Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. (30%)
  3. Maintains primary cells and cell lines in culture and assists with basic immunological techniques. (20%)
  4. Performs general laboratory duties including preparation of media and buffers, inventories and maintains supplies in the laboratory and ensures proper cleanliness of the laboratory. (10%)
  5. Assists in the preparation of technical reports, summaries, and protocols. Creates and communicates detailed observations on experiments. (10%)
  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 the role and or required training as mandated by the Institution.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of standard laboratory and basic biochemical and immunological techniques, experience with ELISA and or tissue culture techniques; ability to follow detailed instructions; good communication and analytical skills; basic computer skills.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree required for this position.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Minimum of 0-2 years of experience required for this position.

Work Arrangement:

Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust.

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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