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Performs routine and non-routine laboratory procedures for the department to enhance laboratory efficiency. Independently works on assigned projects with no supervision and serves as the main trainer for new employees during training, troubleshooting, and analysis of data.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: This position requires the equivalent of a Bachelor’s level college degree in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or Medical Technology or related field with at least 4 years related experience.
Physical Capabilities: Must be able to walk, stand, sit for long periods of time, and hear well enough to communicate with coworkers, read reports, have normal color vision, be dexterous and possess exceptional hand-eye coordination. Candidate may be required to wear a face mask while interacting with patients and/or specimens and must be able to pass a respirator fit test. In order for the face mask to effectively protect the user, facial hair must be clean shaven. Candidate is required to pass annual screening for Tuberculosis.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Ability to supervise laboratory procedures and staff in the absence of the supervisor.
Security Clearance: It is a condition of employment with the Naval Health Research Center that you undergo a favorable National Agency Check with Local Agency and Credit Checks (NACLC) investigation which will include being fingerprinted. If a favorable NACLC is not received, your employment with the Foundation would terminate.
Work Environment: Clinical laboratory working conditions. Handles hazardous waste materials. Possible exposure to infection from disease-bearing specimens. Regularly exposed to the risk of blood-borne diseases. Must comply with applicable safety procedures.
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 Chief Human Resources Officer.