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HJF is seeking a Research Associate II for the within the Walter Reed/ USU Department of Surgery in support of the Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i)The Research Associate will design, plan and conduct research in support of the Surgical Critical Care Initiative’s research efforts. The successful candidate will perform complex, non-standard tests (GxP and non-GxP) in the study of wound repair, stem cell biology, traumatic brain injury, and biological responses in critical patient care. Training of junior staff is also an essential component. This position may require working evenings or weekends depending on experimental or clinical study protocol requirements.
Supportive Duties as Required:
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Prior experience in cell culture, cellular immunology, and molecular biology is necessary; knowledge and experience in GxP analytical testing (regulations and practice); ability to work adeptly, accurately, and efficiently to meet project deadlines; ability to quickly become proficient in new research techniques and incorporate into the regulated laboratory routine; good communication and analytical skills; ability to work well within a team- and goal-oriented work environment; working knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master's degree
Minimum Experience: 10 years (6 years with Master’s) laboratory experience and at least 2 years of experience in regulated testing with a CRO preferred. Experience in a GxP setting required
Physical Capabilities: Requires long periods of sitting and standing; handling of various chemicals; requires delivery of biological samples to local laboratories.
Background: Must be a U.S. citizen and be able to obtain Department of Defense Security Clearance (Secret Clearance) and a Common Access Card (CAC).
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Will work directly with civilian, military, and contract laboratory personnel.
Work Environment: GCLP/CLIA-compliant clinical research laboratory; GMP experience will be similar.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, 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 Vice President of Human Resources.