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Stella Madden <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 27 Jul 2022 11:23:07 -0400
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Subject: Research Assistant I opportunity supporting COVID 19 Research

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 (COVID-19) to support the Emerging
Infectious Diseases Branch (EIDB) located at the Walter Reed Army Institute
of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical
and programmatic support services to EIDB.

The incumbent will provide technical support for scientific projects to
characterize humoral immunity following coronavirus infection and
vaccination. The position involves characterization of antibodies and sera
for the ability to bind and neutralize coronaviruses using high-throughput
methods, to enable development of vaccine and antibody candidates into Phase
I clinical trials. Applicants must have excellent attention to detail, the
ability to maintain accurate records, and work independently following

HJF is seeking a Research Assistant I to perform research and/or development
in collaboration with others for projects. The Research Assistant provides
laboratory and technical support to senior technical and professional staff
and solves less complex problems in carrying out research projects in a
laboratory environment. This is the first of four levels within the Research
Assistant series.


Performs research projects, including the collection and organization of
data. Follows instructions and standard operating procedures.
Performs data entry in accurate, timely, and efficient manner. Maintains
clear and accurate data collection records and inventories in accordance with
Good Clinical and/or Good Laboratory practices.
Maintains supplies in the laboratory and ensures proper cleanliness and
sanitation in accordance with Good Clinical and/or Good Laboratory practices.
Creates, collects, disseminates, and maintains appropriate study data.
Assists in the preparation of technical reports, summaries, and protocols.
Creates and communicates detailed observations on experiments.
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 standard laboratory techniques.
Ability to follow detailed instructions.
Good communication and analytical skills.

Work Environment

This position will take place primarily in a laboratory setting.
Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree
Minimum of 0-2 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

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

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)

Event Date: July 27, 2022
Event Start Time: 12:00 pm
Contact Person: Stella Madden
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