Postdoctoral Fellow

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Updated: August 8, 2018
Job ID: 213812
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

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 Join the HJD Team!

HJF is seeking a  Postdoctoral Fellow  to support the Anesthesiology Department located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU. The incumbent will aid in driving our research forward. The incumbent will perform a variety of biochemical, molecular and immune- histochemical techniques directed toward understanding the mechanisms of traumatic brain injury in rats. This position requires great proficiency in technical skills in the areas of UV spectrophotometer, plate reader, enzyme assays, protein measurements and Western blotting.


  1. Plans, conducts, and completes investigations under the supervision of the head of the laboratory. Assignments require the performance of complex laboratory tests, determinations, and analyses involving multiple procedures and a variety of technical approaches.
  2. Manage the daily operation of the laboratory. This will include ordering supplies, preparing stock reagents, and maintaining equipment.
  3. Update and maintain laboratory databases, e.g. inventory management, and assistance of safety and regulatory compliance with the PI.
  4. Assists with the writing and editing of experimental results for publication in technical and peer-reviewed journals.
  5. Performs laboratory research projects, including collection and organization of data.  Makes detailed observations about experiments.  Provides basic data analysis and interpretation.
  6. Perform other comparable duties as assigned. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  prior research experience in cell metabolism, mitochondrial and redox biology and/or chemical biology is preferred. Proficient in technical skills in the areas of spectrophotometer, plate reader enzyme assays, protein measurements and Western blotting. Knowledge of computer software used for experimental data analysis, preparing graphs such as Sigma Plot, SPSS, literature searches and manuscript preparation is required.

Minimum Education: Master's in scientific discipline

Minimum Experience: 2-4 years of directly related research experience

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.