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HJF is seeking a Biological Technician III/Laboratory Manager to support the Structural Vaccinology Laboratory within the Malaria Vaccine Branch (MVB) at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MVB. US Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Technical knowledge of scientific disciplines. Knowledge of laboratory and safety procedures. Knowledge of standard laboratory equipment. Ability to supervise and train technicians and direct work assignments. Ability to create and enforce standard operating procedures; Ability to be a self-starter and work independently; Ability to interface with investigators, vendors, research staff
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: BS in the biological sciences; MS preferred
Minimum Experience: 4 to 6 years in chemistry, immunology, and microbiology laboratory experience. Laboratory management and flow cytometry experience preferred.
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.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Oversees laboratory technicians and scientists
Work Environment: Laboratory Environment
Background: US Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required; Must have lived in the US 3 out of the past 5 years; eligible to pass a NACI background.
Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.
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.