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HJF is seeking a Research Assistant for the Behavioral Psychopharmacology Lab in the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Therapeutics, located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USUHS. The incumbent will conduct research and/or development of research projects using stereotaxic surgery and behavioral tests relevant to depression and motivation. The candidate will provide laboratory and technical support to senior technical/professional staff.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to follow detailed instructions and meet deadlines; good communication and analytical skills. Knowledge of standard laboratory techniques; experience in molecular biology techniques, including pipetting, making buffers and solutions, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), gel electrophoresis, and nucleic acid extraction. Previous experience in stereotaxic surgery and behavioral testing is desirable.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor's degree in scientific discipline
Minimum Experience: 0 - 2 years directly related research experience
Physical Capabilities: requires long periods of sitting and standing; handling of various chemicals and animals
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: must be able to obtain necessary clearances to work at USUHS
Work Environment: laboratory environment; may require working evenings and weekends; may involve working with biohazardous materials and laboratory animals
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 Director of Human Resources.