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HJF is seeking a Research Associate to support next-generation sequencing and genomic profiling methodologies in the Laboratory Core for the Collaborative Health Research Initiative Program (CHIRP) located at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CHIRP.
CHIRP is a collaborative precision medicine research program between the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense with a focus on heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders. The Laboratory Core supports additional programs for oncology, mental health and neurological disorders relevant to DoD service members and their dependents.
The Research Associate will execute and interpret general molecular biology including nucleic add isolation, sequencing library preparation and maintenance of next-generation sequencing instrumentation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of complex laboratory
procedures; ability to meet deadlines of projects; good communication and analytical skills
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master's degree in scientific discipline or Bachelor's Degree with extensive experience in sequencing applications.
Minimum Experience: 1-4 years of directly related research experience
Physical Capabilities: Requires long periods of sitting and standing; handling of various chemicals
Work Environment: Laboratory Environment
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.