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Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Laboratory Technician to support to support the Department of Medicine (MED) located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Science (USU) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MED.
USU is localized directly across the street from the NIH, and is thus part of an extraordinarily vibrant local biomedical research community. The incumbents responsibilities are to perform laboratory procedures to assist supervisors with experiments and to provide support in various areas as needed. Uses some judgement to define and resolve problems and make recommendations.
Candidates are expected to work on ongoing research projects in structural biology aimed at understanding Fc mediated effector function of antibodies to HIV-1 and development of protein-based therapeutics and novel vaccine concepts. The candidate will be responsible for performing research activities in a laboratory setting.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Technical knowledge of scientific disciplines; knowledge of and skill in tissue culture technique and handling biological hazards and their safe use and disposal;
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Associates degree in biochemistry, microbiology, immunology or a closely-related scientific field
Minimum Experience: 2 to 4 years
Physical Capabilities: Handles variety of chemicals; requires long periods of standing
Work Environment: Laboratory environment
Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); 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 Officer.