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HJF is seeking a Research Assistant I to conduct research within the Walter Reed/ USU Department of Surgery in support of the Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i). HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to SC2i.The successful candidate will perform complex non-standard tests in the study of wound repair and stem cell biology, as well as perform biorepository processing, prepare laboratory reagents, organize and maintain laboratory spaces, and oversee supply inventory. This candidate will also assist in overseeing other laboratory staff and laboratory operations. This position may require working evenings or weekends depending on experimental requirements.
Essential Job Duties:
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor degree in biological/biochemical sciences or equivalent work experience desired.
Minimum Experience: 0-2 years of work experience in a research/ regulated laboratory. Prior experience in cell culture, cellular immunology and molecular biology is helpful, but not necessary. Must possess good communication and analytical skills, and the ability to meet project deadlines. Should be willing to learn extremely complex laboratory procedures.
Physical Capabilities: Requires long periods of sitting and standing; handling various chemicals, and human tissues and bodily fluids. Must be flexible with work schedule to include various shift work as well as on call and weekend work hours. Will need to possess excellent hand-eye coordination and be able to carry light to moderate laboratory equipment.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Will work directly with civilian, military and contract laboratory personnel and will perform the day-to-day operations of the laboratory under the supervision of the laboratory manager. Provides guidance to other laboratory staff.
Work Environment: GCLP compliant clinical research laboratory
Background Requirements: Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to obtain Department of Defense Security Clearance (Secret).
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.