Postdoctoral Fellow (Dr. George Liechti) - Microbiology and Immunology - Military Veterans

at Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Bethesda, Maryland

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the Department of Microbiology, located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to Department of Microbiology.

The incumbent will be responsible for initiating and carrying out research projects in the laboratory of Dr. George Liechti in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the USU. Ongoing projects include the investigation of peptidoglycan remodeling, cell division, cell size regulation, persistence, and molecular pathogenesis of the obligate intracellular pathogen Chlamydia trachomatis.

NOTE: 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. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development. (35%)
  2. Performs specialized laboratory research utilizing experimental protocols which involves specialized procedures. (25%)
  3. Collects and handles samples and keeps detailed records of experiments. (20%)
  4. Assists with the preparation of data for presentations at scientific meetings and for publication in journals. (20%)
  5. 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 appropriate scientific area; ability to analyze and interpret data. Desirable applicants will be well-versed in biochemical and/or molecular techniques commonly used in the characterization and general investigation of bacterial species.

Minimum Education: Doctoral degree in bacteriology, microbiology, or biochemistry required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Minimum 0-5 years of experience required.

Work Arrangement: 100% on-site.

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.

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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