Subject: Research Assistant (214378)
Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Research Assistant needed to support the laboratory of Dr.
Geeta Upadhyay within the Pathology Department located at the Uniformed
Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific,
technical and programmatic support services to the Pathology Department.
The incumbent will be responsible for performing molecular biology
experiments including data analysis and animal experimentations to execute a
R01 National Cancer Institute funded project, which is focused on developing
novel immunotherapies for patients suffering with triple negative breast
About USUHS: The mission of the USUHS is to educate, train, and
comprehensively prepare uniformed services health professionals, scientists,
and leaders to support the Military and Public Health Systems, the National
Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States, and the
readiness of our Uniformed Services. USUHS is integral part of F. Edward
Hbert School of Medicine. Within campus, we collaborated with Armed Forces
Radiobiology Research Institute and with Murtha Cancer Center, Walter Reed,
capital Breast care project. USUHS is located in close proximity to National
Institute of health, providing opportunities for cross campus collaboration.
More info: https://www.usuhs.edu/
Core facilities at USUHS: https://www.usuhs.edu/research/core-facilities
About Geeta Upadhyay: Dr. Upadhyay recently joined USUHS faculty as tenure
track faculty. Dr. Upadhyay received her training at Harvard, NCI, UTHSCSA,
Georgetown University. Her research is focused on biomarker discover, drug
development and drug resistance in breast cancer. Click here for a complete
list of publications:
Performs laboratory research projects, including collection and organization
of data. Makes detailed observations about experiments.
Assists in the preparation of technical reports, summaries, and protocols.
Maintains clear and accurate laboratory records, inventories and logbooks.
Performs data entry for research projects and maintains databases.
Maintains supplies in the laboratory and keeps the laboratory area clean.
Provides basic data analysis and interpretation.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of standard molecular
biology laboratory techniques; ability to follow detailed instructions; good
communication and analytical skills. Practical experience of mouse handling,
western blotting, qRT PCR, cloning, bioinformatics analysis
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a scientific
Minimum Experience: 0 to 2 years’ experience
Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting; handling
Work Environment: Laboratory environment
Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to
obtain and hold a Public Trust 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: Christine Saint-Amand
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