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The incumbent is primarily responsible for performing serological, immunological, and nucleic acid testing in the College of American Pathologists (CAP) accredited HIV Diagnostics and Reference Laboratory (HDRL), Department of Laboratory Diagnostics and Monitoring, 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, DoD Clinical Laboratory Information Program (CLIP), and the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He/She will be responsible for preparing and analyzing samples, operation and maintenance of state-of-the-art instrumentation, and ensuring adherence to all Quality Control/Quality Assurance procedures in support of clinical diagnostic and clinical research initiatives.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent laboratory and technical skills, ability to work independently once trained, excellent record keeping ability, excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Able to identify areas for process improvement for better efficiency.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: B.S. in Medical Technology, biological or chemical science required.
Minimum Experience: 0 – 2 years experience.
Physical Capabilities: Job performance requires the ability to move around and between several laboratory areas. The individual must be able to work in a laminar flow hood for handling of infectious agents. 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. The individuals must be able to lift/push/pull up to 50lbs for shipping logistics.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Medical/Clinical Laboratory Technician/Technologist, ASCP or equivalent certified is required. Certified shipper (49CFR and IATA) mandatory, will provide training.
Work Environment: Laboratory setting at 9100 Brookville Road, BLDG. 508, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and 13 Taft Ct, Rockville MD, 20850. Work schedule will be Monday-Friday 0800-1830. 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.
Background: Must have lived in the US 3 out of the past 5 years; eligible to pass a NACI background.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources.
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.