Research Assistant 1

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Updated: December 20, 2017
Job ID: 213274
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: San Antonio, TX, United States

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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) is looking for a Research Assistant I to support research and program objectives at the Naval Medical Research Unit ‐ San Antonio (NAMRU‐SA). HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NAMRU-SA at Fort Sam Houston, TX.


  • Assists in research design
  • Sets up, operates and maintains laboratory equipment and apparatus.  Modifies equipment according to experimental specifications
  • Order and maintains inventory of supplies
  • Researches and collects data through complex laboratory/scientific experiments, techniques, and procedures; library research, structures interviews; or through other means for research projects
  • Complies and may analyze data using scientific or statistical techniques
  • Writes and edits material for publication and presentation
  • Reports on status of research activities
  • Oversees and instructs research and support staff on technical procedures, equipment operation, and laboratory maintenance.  Schedules and coordinates research activities
  • Identifies, screens and admits study participants
  • Performs additional functions incidental to research activities


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Must have strong existing computer skills with Microsoft Office, SPSS or other statistical software, and general internet and electronic communication skills.
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Possess the capacity and will to learn new software, research methods and work routines quickly; flexibility in responding to new tasks as they arise.
  • Must be motivated and able to engage in and manage a wide range of physical work, ranging from preparing mass mailings to analyzing proposed data‐collection designs.
  • Must have the ability to extract and compile a broad range of data from a variety of written sources, personal contracts, and/or databases.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:

  • Must have at least a Bachelor’s Degree in a Science related field with limited experience or an Associate Degree in a science related with at least five years of experience.

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (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, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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