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HJF is seeking a Biological Technician II to support the U.S. Military Malaria Vaccine Program (USMMVP) located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USMMVP.
The Biological Technician will support the Malaria Serology Laboratory (MSL) and the Malaria Vaccine Branch (MVB) which supports the USMMVP by testing malaria vaccine clinical trial samples and pre-clinical samples to assess vaccine potency and immunogenicity.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Technical knowledge of scientific disciplines; knowledge of and skill in ELISA and immunological assays; handling biological hazards and their safe use and disposal; familiarity developing, troubleshooting, and conducting experiments in the area of molecular, biochemical, malaria parasitology or immunological assays, as well as knowledge operating instrumentation required for this task.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Biological Science required; Master’s preferred.
Minimum Experience: 4 to 6 years laboratory experience.
Physical Capabilities: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk, sit, use hands to manipulate objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear. Work may involve long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals and/or hazardous biological material. The employee must occasionally lift and or move up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment: The laboratory/office environment may require working evenings and weekends. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Background: This position will require eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.
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 of Human Resources.