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HJF is seeking a Research Assistant to support the Operational Infectious Diseases Department (OID) at the Naval Hospital Great Lakes in Great Lakes, Illinois. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NHRC.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Basic knowledge of infectious diseases; Knowledge of CHCS and/or ALTHA military systems; Knowledge of proper specimen collection techniques; Skill in collecting specimens; Skill in phlebotomy techniques and determining the most appropriate site to obtain a specimen; Skill in use of word processing, spreadsheet, graphic, email, and database software; Ability to follow a standard operating procedures; Ability to independently plan and prioritize work; Ability to accurately explain informed consents to groups; Ability to be a self-starter and work independently with minimal supervision; Ability to interface with investigators, research staff, and study participants; Ability to travel to clinics.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: This position requires an Associate's degree, Bachelor's preferred
Minimum Experience: 0-2 years related clinical/medical experience is preferred. 1 year experience in drawing blood or any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved and is compliant with local state phlebotomy requirements is required.
Physical Capabilities: Must be able to read reports, read labels, use computer, hear well enough to communicate with coworkers, stand, walk, sit, write, type, and use a phone system.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Certified phlebotomist is preferred.
Work Environment: Office/clinical working conditions in a military setting.
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.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Vice President of Human Resources.
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.