Research Associate

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Updated: December 8, 2018
Job ID: 214385
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Lackland AFB, TX, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Research Associate to support the Preventative Medicine Biometrics (PMB) Department located in San Antonio, Texas. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to PMB. 

The incumbent is responsible for research and/or development in collaboration with other scientific and technical partners.  Exercises technical discretion in the design, execution and interpretation of mixed methods global health research that contribute to project strategies.


  1. Plans, conducts, and completes investigations under the supervision of the primary investigator.  Assignments require project management, optimized use of office and project related software, and working knowledge of global health/public health.
  2. Access and mine data from DoD data repositories that may require Secret Clearance.
  3. Coordinates research team and establishes connections and contacts in research site locations including foreign countries. Handles the administrative and logistical aspects of the program, connectivity and communications with partners, budget tracking.
  4. Assists with the writing and editing results for publication in technical and peer-reviewed journals.
  5. Performs routine data analysis; verify and corrects data entry.
  6. May provide guidance to lower level research team staff.
  7. May require occasional travel to include international travel
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of global public health; ability to meet deadlines of projects; good communication and analytical skills; bilingual in English and Spanish (read, write, and speak well enough for professional work)

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master’s degree in public health

Minimum Experience: 0 to 2 years of directly related research experience

Physical Capabilities: Requires long periods of sitting and standing

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration:  Secret Clearance; US Passport

Work Environment:  Office 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.