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Research Associate II

Company: The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancemen
Location: Bethesda
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

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 Associate II to perform research and/or development in collaboration with other scientific and technical staff. May exercises technical discretion in the design, execution, and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project strategies. May provide limited guidance to lower-level Research Associates. This is the second of four levels within the Research Associate series.This position will be in support of the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM). Performs routine data analysis and basic interpretation and verifies and corrects data entry. Trains junior laboratory staff in laboratory techniques and processes, as needed. Conducts research in collaboration with other scientific and technical staff. Performs complex laboratory tests, determinations, and analyses involving multiple procedures and a variety of technical approaches. Documents current or new procedures or protocols for sample selection, data collection, data processing, and/or statistical estimation.Receive, safely process, label and store samples. Organize and inventory samples in accordance with all safety and other requirements to ensure the safety of personnel and integrity of the samples.Maintain lab equipment and supplies. Maintain equipment records and daily work logs. Place merchandise order via purchasing system.Perform basic to intermediate laboratory procedures independently. Conduct complex research in collaboration with other scientific and technical staff under supervision. Perform data requisition, analysis and interpretation. Assist research data presentation and publication. Participate in research protocol development. Stay current on technical and scientific advances.May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. Analyzes and prepares reagent and/or assay product documentation. Organizes and procures needed reagents, performs experiments, analyzes data, and documents results. 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 AbilitiesKnowledge of complex laboratory procedures.Ability to meet deadlines of projects.Good communication and analytical skills.Knowledge of complex life science laboratory procedures.Background in biomedical field, and experience with immunoassays. Experience carrying out molecular, cellular, or genetic biology assays. Experience in processing and handling clinical samples.Competent in Microsoft software. Understand data storage and organization. Basic statistics knowledge is a plus.Ability to meet deadlines of projects, multi-task and work independently.Work EnvironmentThis position will take place primarily in a laboratory setting.Education and ExperienceMaster's Degree required.Minimum of 3-5 years' experience requiredAll 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 DisabilitiesThe 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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