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HJF is seeking a Research Associate for the Surgical Critical Care Initiative (SC2i) at Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the USU SC2i. This position requires US Citizenship and the eligibility to obtain a Secret Clearance.
The Research Associate will design, plan and conduct research in support of research efforts. The successful candidate will perform complex, non-standard tests (GxP and non-GxP) in the study of wound repair, stem cell biology, traumatic brain injury, and biological responses in critical patient care. This position may require working evenings or weekends depending on experimental or clinical study protocol requirements.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Prior experience in cell culture, cellular immunology, and molecular biology is necessary; knowledge and experience in GxP analytical testing (ELISA/Luminex in particular); ability to work adeptly, accurately, and efficiently to meet project deadlines; ability to quickly become proficient in new research techniques and incorporate into the regulated laboratory routine; good communication and analytical skills; ability to work well within a team- and goal-oriented work environment; working knowledge of Microsoft Office to include Outlook, Access, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master's degree in Science or Clinical Laboratory Technologist. Experience may be substituted for some education (Bachelor's with 4+ years).
Minimum Experience: 2 – 4 years in a clinical 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.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: ASCP certifications for cytology, histology, microbiology, serology-immunology, hematology, clinical chemistry, and/or immunohematology. Must be a U.S. citizen and be able to obtain Department of Defense Security Clearance (Secret); must have a valid driver’s license.
Work Environment: GCLP/CLIA-compliant clinical research laboratory. Handles biological materials and lab equipment. Exposure to blood borne pathogens, chemical fumes, and other hazardous agents.
Background: US Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and hold Department of Defense issued Secret Clearance.
To send a cover letter, please forward to recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your experience as it relates to the requirements and please specifically include your experience with ELISA and/or Luminex.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief of Human Resources Officer.
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.