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Stella Madden <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: Research Assistant Position, The Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Research Assistant to support the Military HIV Research
Program (MHRP) located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)
in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and
programmatic support services to MHRP.

The incumbent will be responsible for the maintenance of flow cytometers in
the Flow Cytometry Core. Be available to assist other MHRP personnel with
operating the cytometers. Provides laboratory and technical support to senior
technical and professional staff and will be involved with research and/or
development in collaboration other groups.


Responsible for daily set up of cytometers, (BD FACS Symphony, BD LSRII’s,
FACSAria and FACSCalibur), evaluation of cytometer performance,
troubleshooting and maintenance of cytometers. Liaise with manufacturer to
ensure the optimal performance of all instrumentation including coordination
of preventative and corrective maintenance as required.
Monitor the Cytometer sign up calendar and coordinate times if necessary to
ensure that cytometers are available for use by other MHRP personnel. Be able
to assist other MHRP personnel with any queries about the cytometers and
general flow cytometry questions.
Make sure that the supervisor is aware of any issues/problems with the
cytometers, the sign up calendar and other users.
Performs laboratory assays, including collection and organization of data.
Makes detailed observations about experiments.  Provides basic data analysis
and interpretation, as directed by supervisor.
Maintains reagent and consumable supplies needed to conduct laboratory
operations. Facilitate the necessary administrative and logistic processes to
order and receive materials. Keep up antibody database and track reagents
leveraged by other MHRP personnel.
Prepares technical reports, summaries, and protocols. Maintains clear and
accurate laboratory records, inventories and logbooks.
Maintains compliance with established laboratory safety and other procedures.
   Provides leadership in the proper disposal of infectious and hazardous
Provides quality control, trouble-shooting and the maintenance of specialized
reagents and equipment.
Trains and provides technical assistance to MHRP staff using flow cytometers.
Ensures general lab chores are completed. Maintains supplies in the
laboratory and keep the laboratory area clean and safe.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of and experience with
flow cytometry and standard/advanced laboratory techniques; ability to follow
general instructions; good communication and analytical skills

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a scientific

Minimum Experience:  0 to 2 years of laboratory flow cytometry experience

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of standing and sitting; handling
various chemicals

Work Environment: Laboratory environment

Background: Must have lived in the US 3 out of the past 5 years; eligible to
pass a NACI background.

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability, or protected veteran status.

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

Contact Person: Stella Madden
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