CBR Senior Research Investigator

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Updated: October 25, 2018
Job ID: 213944
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Ft. Sam Houston, TX, United States

Join the HJF Team!

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) is looking for a Senior Research Investigator to support research and program objectives of the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (USAISR) located on Fort Sam Houston. USAISR is dedicated to both laboratory and clinical trauma research.  Research efforts will involve investigation of improved methods of hemorrhage control and hemostasis at the point of injury to treat severe bleeding, and to optimize far-forward physiologic resuscitation strategies for prolonged field care.  This position will support research protocols within the Coagulation and Blood Research (CBR) Task Area.  It will plan, conduct and coordinate the research of diagnostics and therapeutics to treat the Coagulopathy of Trauma, support resuscitation of critically injured patients, and mitigate multi-organ failure with safe and effective blood products and cellular therapies far forward of fixed medical facilities.


  • Support efforts to provide requirements driven innovations in combat casualty care to advance medical care for injured services members. 
  • Conduct animal research to satisfy mission support requirements
  • Lead animal research team and serve as an investigator on animal protocols. 
  • Perform animal surgery to include both routine catheterizations and complex cardiovascular and neurological surgery.
  • Develop, validate, and use a variety of molecular, biochemical, coagulation, and physiological assays. 
  • Validate all procedures in terms of accuracy, precision, and specificity, and generate a written protocol for each procedure. 
  • Use a variety of imaging equipment and quantitative software to analyze the results of molecular/biological procedures. 
  • Write and serve as an investigator on laboratory protocols. 
  • Collect and record experimental data, to include extensive use of computers and hemodynamic monitoring instruments, as well as creating and implementing new databases for new protocols. 
  • Perform data entry and database maintenance and manipulation. 
  • Maintain properly secured subject and sample documentation. 
  • Calculate results of assays and evaluates validity of data collected. 
  • Perform appropriate statistical computations on raw data, and to be able to use software: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, JMP, Sigma Plot/Stat, and GraphPad Prism to organize and analyze data. 
  • Prepare photography, graphics, and image production, for study presentations and publications. 
  • Participate in interpretation of results and prepares manuscripts, reports, and presentations for publication. 
  • Participate in lectures, seminars, and conferences. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of developments in the field of trauma, critical care and hemorrhagic shock research, and transfusion medicine.
  • Shall apply for funding, review scientific documentation and literature, and establish and maintain collaborations as force multipliers to expand capabilities.
  • Draft, revise, and submit proposals for intramural, DHP, and extramural funding. 
  • Perform scientific peer review for local protocols. 
  • Work in collaboration with industry and academic partners under CRADAs. 
  • Provide consultation on relevant complex projects to DoD members as well as external Collaborators.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in related scientific discipline with a minimum of 6 to 10 years of experience of related research experience
  • Lead efforts characterizing stem cells and evaluating therapeutic potential in animal models of trauma.

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (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, 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 Director of Human Resources.