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*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.



HJF is seeking a *Research Assistant I, II, or III* to perform laboratory
research in support of senior technical and professional staff. *All
experience levels, including new graduates will be considered. Final
position and salary will be based on education and experience of the
selected candidate.*



This position will be in support of the B Cell Biology Core of the US
Military HIV Research Program at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research
in Silver Spring MD. The ideal candidate will provide technical laboratory
support to senior staff conducting studies on the role of humoral immunity,
viral pathogenesis, and vaccine development. Research includes a wide
variety of techniques (molecular, biochemical, flow cytometric) for the
isolation, purification, and characterization of antibodies to various
pathogens including HIV, COVID-19, Zika virus and others from pathogenesis
and vaccine studies. *All experience levels will be considered as we grow
our team. We’re looking for someone who is organized and detail-oriented
who enjoys working with a supportive and inclusive team. Great opportunity
to grow your skills and contribute to exciting research!* To learn more
about the B Cell Biology Core Laboratory please visit our website::
https://www.hivresearch.org/lab/b-cell-biology-core-laboratory
<https://www.hivresearch.org/lab/b-cell-biology-core-laboratory>


*Responsibilities*

   - Performs laboratory research tasks, including but not limited to,
   molecular cloning, mammalian and bacterial cell culture, protein
   purification, flow cytometry and ELISAs.
   - Assists in high throughput binding and neutralizing antibody assays
   using liquid handling robotics.
   - Makes detailed observations about experiment. Provides quality
   control, trouble shooting, and the maintenance of specialized reagents and
   equipment.
   - Comfortable working in a BSL2 environment.
   - Prepares technical reports, summaries, and protocols. Provides basic
   data analysis and interpretation.
   - Maintains clear and accurate laboratory records, inventories, and
   logbooks. Performs data entry for research projects and may maintain data
   and database(s).
   - Follows instructions and standard operating procedures to perform
   expected tasks.
   - May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed
   by the supervisor.



*Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities*

   - Excellent organizational skills.
   - Ability to work well with a team or independently as needed.
   - Knowledge of basic laboratory techniques and sterile practice.
   - Optional prior experience in molecular cloning, cell culture, ELISA or
   flow cytometry.
   - Good communication and analytical skills.

*Supervisory Responsibilities *

   - May be asked to train and mentor junior staff as appropriate.

*Physical Capabilities *

   - Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 10 lbs.
   - Ability to stand or sit at a computer or lab bench for prolonged
   periods.

*Qualifications*

*Work Environment*

   - This position will take place primarily in a laboratory setting.



*Education and Experience*

   - Bachelor’s degree required.
   - Research Assistant III: Minimum of 6-8 years’ experience is required.
   - Research Assistant II : minimum of 3-5 years’ of experience is
   required.
   - Research Assistant I : minimum of 0-2 years’ of experience is
   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.*



*Event Date*: 01/17/2023

*Event Location:* WRAIR Silver Spring, MD

*Contact Person:* Jennifer Etornam Adrih

*Contact Email:* [log in to unmask]

*Contact Phone Number:* 240-694-2648

*Website URL*:
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