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Research Associate I/II (Oncogenesis/Cancer Biology)

Employer
Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine
Location
Bethesda, Maryland, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 9, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job DescriptionJoin 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 I or II to work on the genetic/epigenetic, cellular, and molecular mechanisms of human cancer at the Pathology Department of Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. This position will be in support of Dr. Wendy Yang of the Pathology Department at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. The goal is to use a viral oncogenesis model system of a rare cancer for deciphering underlying cancer biology that may apply to all cancers. The research associate will perform research activities in collaboration with the laboratory PI and other external academic/clinical entities. The research associate will exercise technical discretion in the design, execution, and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project strategies.
Responsibilities:
  • Performs complex laboratory tests as well as data collection, data analysis/interpretation with or without statistical estimation and result documentation in laboratory notebooks involving multiple procedures and a variety of cellular and molecular technical approaches.
  • Develops methods and procedures for experiments and investigations. Maintain all current or new procedures as protocols in the laboratory's standard protocol folder.
  • Plans, organizes, procures and prepares needed reagents, lab supplies and lab instruments in a timely manner before carrying out experiments/investigations.
  • Maintain and organize the records, as well as the proper storage of lab reagents, lab supplies, cell lines and other laboratory's biological or chemical materials.
  • Writes experiment results and assists laboratory PI for publications in technical and peer-reviewed journals.
  • 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:
  • Skills in basic cellular and molecular biology techniques (cloning, cell cultures, cell transfections, cell-based assays, PCR, Western blot, etc.) and critical analytical thinking ability are required.
  • Prior experiences in cancer biology and/or stem cell biology is highly desirable. For a candidate with a Ph.D degree or postdoc experience, at least one first author publication is preferred.
  • Strong work ethics with ability to meet deadlines, a genuine interest in basic biomedical research and academic integrity with attention to details, good organizational and communication skills with courteous/collegial attitude are essential.

Qualifications:

Work Environment
  • This position will take place primarily in a laboratory setting.
Education and Experience
  • Level I:
    • Master's degree.
    • A minimum of 0-2 years of experience is required.
  • Level II:
    • Master's degree.
    • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience is 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 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 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) 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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