Bethesda, Maryland

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Scientist I or II to support the Department of Dermatology located at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the Department of Dermatology.

Staff Scientist to support the department of Dermatology at USU. Develops and supervises research projects. Investigates 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 a U.S. Government contractor, all HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18th, 2022. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

  1. Plans, executes, and oversees laboratory research. Formulates experimental hypotheses and designs experimental protocols. (30%)
  2. Monitors scientific literature. Assembles pertinent scientific information bearing on research programs and planning for research approach. Prepares written reports and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals and prepares patent applications. (10%)
  3. Coordinates and prepares new grant and funding applications. (5%)
  4. Processes and interprets experimental data, including utilizing computer equipment and software for statistical analysis, graphics, data storage and word processing. Analyzes and evaluates accuracy and reliability of data and prepares data for presentation at scientific meetings, or publication in scientific journals. (25%)
  5. Makes scientific observations, maintains detailed workbooks/documentation, and ensures documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/industry standards. (15%)
  6. Collaborates with other technical and professional staff. Trains and supervises technical staff. Assists PI in training undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory. Coordinates with other technical and professional staff. (15%)
  7. 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: Experience in wound healing, skin biology, or bioengineering are desirable. Experience working with Animal Models is highly preferred. Knowledge of applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques; excellent communication skills; ability to troubleshoot technical procedures; ability to work independently and supervise others.

Minimum Education: Doctoral degree required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements:
  • Level I: Minimum 2-5 years of experience required.
  • Level II: Minimum 5-8 years of experience required.

Supervisory Responsibilities: May recommend the following: employee hiring, disciplinary action, and starting salaries; provide input on employee performance evaluations.

Work Environment: Set in a laboratory environment.

Work Arrangement: Hybrid during COVID, 100% on-site afterwards.

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.

Bethesda, 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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