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HJF is seeking a Microbiologist to support the Department of Medicine at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland.HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU. The research will be centered on developing specific regulatory T cells (Tregs) and engineering by transducing them with different immunologic receptors or specific protein antigens and then testing them in different diseases and disease models both in culture and in animal models. Thus, it is important to develop human and murine Tregs to show how efficient is the use of engineered T regulatory in mouse models, as this would allow us to follow the fate and site of action of the specific Tregs. The incumbent will perform specialized tests and procedures in the field of clinical microbiology and immunology for studies of autoimmunity in terms of treatment and pathogenesis, and the resistance of patients to immune regulation; handle clinical specimens for the isolation, identification and susceptibility T-cell subsets using clinical research protocols to evaluate the etiology of disease and possible treatments with regulatory T cells.
Nonessential job duties:
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of human biology and medical microbiology and immunology; proficiency with molecular methods in clinical research (e.g. flow cytometry, western blotting, retroviral construction, PCR, sequencing, etc.); as well as attention to detail and excellent skills in written and verbal communication; knowledge and proficiency in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint; prior experience in the collection and management of clinical microbiology data in electronic databases.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Doctoral degree in Immunology or related discipline.
Minimum Experience: Two-five years of experience preferably in a clinical immunology (especially neuroimmunology) microbiology setting
Physical Capabilities: Ability to spend long periods of time at a lab bench. Light lifting and moving of equipment, slides, and chemical reagents may be required.
Work Environment: Works primarily in a laboratory. Handles biological materials and lab equipment. Exposure to blood borne pathogens, chemical fumes, and other hazardous agents.
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.