Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Molecular Biologist to support the Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton (NAMRU-D) located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH in Dayton, Ohio. HJF Provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NAMRU-D. Responsibilities are to provide Environmental Health Effects Laboratory support.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
The Molecular Biologist/Microbiologist has experience with gut and lung microbiome techniques, genetic manipulation and data analyses (16S rRNA, culture, permeability analyses) and skilled with molecular analysis (e.g., design of multiplex assays, PCR, flow cytometry). Strong background performing mammalian cell culture (to include stem cells, organoids and physiologically relevant tissue models), and aseptic technique as well as in microbiological research methodology with experience in research methods, design, and statistical analysis in a research setting. Strong background in microbiology, microbiome, cell physiology, cell signaling pathways and translation of models to human physiology and performance. Experience with various microscopy techniques a plus. Strong technical writing background with experience in writing research proposals, standard operating procedures, animal use protocols for approval by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (human use/Institutional Review Board protocols a plus), technical reports, journal articles, and conference papers. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work cooperatively in a team environment but also self-motivated and capable of working independently and with others. Proficiency in the use of common statistical analysis software, to include SigmaPlot, SPSS and SAS. Must be willing and able to work nontraditional hours such as evening, nights and some weekends during periods of data collection.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. in immunology, microbiology, cell biology or cellular immunology with at least 3 years of experience in molecular biology/microbiology, or a related scientific field
Minimum Experience: A minimum of three years’ experience conducting original research, including the design and implementation of protocols with cell and animal models, data analysis, and report production.
Physical Capabilities: Requires long periods of working in a laboratory setting and/or at a computer; may lift materials weighing no more than 30 lbs.
Security Clearance: This is a Position of Trust. Must submit to and be able to complete a background investigation. U.S. citizenship required.
Work Environment: Office and laboratory environment.
Supervisory: Yes, as needed
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.