Medical Technologist (Clinical Evaluation Unit) - Diagnostics and Countermeasures Branch - Military Veterans

at Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Silver Spring, Maryland

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Medical Technologist (Clinical Evaluation Unit) to support the Diagnostics and Countermeasures Branch (DCB) located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to DCB.

Performs serological, molecular, and immunological testing in a College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited laboratory. Will perform standardized procedures in strict accordance with laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs). Will be responsible for preparing and analyzing samples, operation and maintenance of state-of-art instrumentation, and ensuring adherence to all Quality Control procedures in support of clinical diagnostic and clinical research initiatives.

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 and coordinates serological, molecular, and immunological assays, specimen processing, and rejection in accordance with laboratory SOPs, manufacturer guidelines and CAP/FDA regulations. (65%)
  2. Ensures proper documentation of all testing performed including proper data entry of specimen data and testing results into the appropriate databases. Verifies clinical patient results for reporting. (15%)
  3. Performs and documents all weekly, monthly, semi-annual and annual maintenance on equipment required to perform assigned testing. (5%)
  4. Occasionally trains new staff members. (5%)
  5. Supports department by tracking inventory, providing communication to CEU Lead, participates in management of international shipments in support of DCB research protocols as needed. Maintains IATA certification. (5%)
  6. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by supervisory staff. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role. (5%)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of Medical Laboratory technology and Laboratory practices.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in a science discipline required.

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

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: ASCP certifications for one of the following cytology, histology, microbiology, serology-immunology, hematology, clinical chemistry, and/or immunohematology.

Physical Capabilities: Requires lifting materials up to 50 lbs.

Work Environment: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, or exposure to chemicals.

Work Arrangement: 100% on-site. Occasional evening, holiday, or weekend work required for special projects.

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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