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HJF is seeking a Medical Technologist to support the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.
The incumbent is responsible for performing serology and immunology testing in the College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited HIV Diagnostics and Reference Laboratory (HDRL), Department of Laboratory Diagnostics and Monitoring (DLDM), US Military HIV Research Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. The incumbent will perform standardized procedures in strict accordance with laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Laboratory Practices (GCLP) and accrediting agencies to include CAP, Department of Defense (DoD) Clinical Laboratory Information Program (CLIP), and the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent laboratory, technical, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently once trained and maintains excellent records with a keen attention to detail. Previous experience working with automation and high throughput analyzers a plus.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology or related field, or Graduates through the U.S. Army Medical Laboratory Specialist Course. Medical Technologist, ASCP, or equivalent certification preferred.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: ASCP or equivalent certification is preferred.
Minimum Experience: 1 year of laboratory experience in a high throughput clinical laboratory environment. Experience with performing HIV diagnostic testing algorithms is preferred but not required.
Physical Capabilities: Job performance requires the ability to move around and between several laboratory areas. Fine motor coordination in manipulation of laboratory materials is essential. The individual must be able to stand and/or sit for lengthy periods to include, but not limited to, processing of specimens, operation of instrumentation, and data analysis at a computer terminal.
Supervisory Controls: The incumbent will report to the Serology Team Lead and Technical Supervisor for the HIV Diagnostic and Reference Laboratory.
Work Environment: 9100 Brookville Road, BLDG. 508, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Work schedule will be Tuesday-Saturday, 0900 to 1730. The incumbent will handle bio-hazardous materials, and infectious human specimens to include, but not limited to, HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HTLV, and syphilis infected material. The incumbent will be expected to practice safe handling of infectious materials and hazardous chemicals. This laboratory supports work of investigators of diverse scientific disciplines and nationalities and requires good interpersonal skills for effective job performance.
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.