Bethesda, Maryland

Overview

Join the HJF Team!

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. 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. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.

This position will be in support of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences's Preventative Medicine & Biostatistic's Department.

Responsibilities

HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow is Responsible for initiating and carrying out research projects in collaboration with a research team. Pursuits research along a focused line of inquiry and has a manuscript in development.

Responsibilities
  • Curate, manage, and clean data of public health, landscape epidemiology, and arthropods for robust statistical analyses and species distribution models.
  • Help in designing a relational database of landscape epidemiology, climate, and environmental exposure for high-performance computation processes.
  • Foster and develop new collaborations with DoD, universities, mosquito control districts, local and corporate level business companies, and research entities that benefit laboratory missions to support force health protection.
  • Mainstream work efforts and resources with other departments at USUHS to promote a competitive work environment.
  • Help in developing ideas and writing grant proposals for funding by reputable governmental and non-governmental agencies.
  • Help in mentoring and supervising graduate students in the field of landscape epidemiology.
  • Help in identifying arthropods of medical importance.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Previous work experience in a relevant field.
  • Demonstrate published projects on public health products such as papers, platforms, software, codes, ...etc
  • Verbal and written communication skills for preparing data reports and presentations.
  • Ability to work independently at times and/or without direct supervision.
  • Preferred skills:
  • Experience in designing, conducting, and analyzing public health and epidemiologicial data with an emphasis on arthropod-borne diseases.
  • Experience in data science coding using R or Python.
  • Experience in developing standard operating procedures, experimental designs, data cleaning, and analysis.
  • Key player in a multidisciplinary workgroup and ability to supervise and mentor graduate students.
  • Works well under pressure.

Qualifications

Work Environment
  • This position will take place primarily in a laboratory setting.

Education and Experience
  • Doctoral degree in related fields (data science, medical entomology, biology, parasitology, public health, animal science) from an accredited University.Minimum of 0-5 years experience required.

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.

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, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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

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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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