Scientist I (Viral Infections) - Department of Microbiology

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Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Jun 23, 2021
Aug 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Scientist I (Viral Infections) - Department of Microbiology

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Scientist I to support the Department of Microbiology (MIC) within the laboratory of Dr. Brian Schaefer located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the Department of Microbiology.

The incumbent supports ongoing studies in Dr. Brian Schaefer's laboratory in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at Uniformed Services University. A particular emphasis will be studies of the host response to viral infection using a rodent model. Responsible for research and development, as well as assisting in the oversight and direction of other scientific and technical staff.

  • Formulates experimental hypotheses, designs experimental protocols, and performs experiments in support of laboratory projects, as directed by the PI. Has the necessary skills to manage multiple projects. (70%)
  • Makes scientific observations, maintain detailed workbooks/documentation, and ensures documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/industry standards. (10%)
  • Contributes to new grant and funding applications. (5%)
  • Trains and supervises laboratory technicians, students, and other staff, as needed. (5%)
  • Prepares written reports, manuscripts, and publication-quality figures for submission to scientific journals, grant progress reports, and for use informal presentations. (10%)
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for the role.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Outstanding organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Significant experience in/understanding of animal biology and molecular biology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with laboratory and University personnel.
  • Significant experience with rodent handling, molecular biology techniques (e.g., PCR), flow cytometry, tissue and in vitro culture and BSL-2/ABSL-2 procedures.
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and supervise others.

Minimum Education:
Doctoral Degree is required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements:
Minimum of 2-5 years of work experience is required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
May recommend the following: employee hiring, disciplinary action, and starting salaries; provide input on employee performance evaluations.

Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust.

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, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.

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

About Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine:

HJF is a 501(c)(3) 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.

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