Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow who will be involved in research activities in the areas of combat-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) within the Surgery Department located at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Surgery Department.
With supervisor’s guidance, the Post-Doctorate Fellow will have the opportunity to conduct independent research on projects that focus on identification and characterization of TBI-specific biomarkers in a ferret model of TBI and utilize this model to assess the effects of aeromedical evacuation on brain injury. The goal of this research program is to improve outcomes associated with TBI and hemorrhagic shock, especially under the combat-relevant scenario of aeromedical evacuation, by utilizing early predictive biomarkers in TBI to guide therapeutic regimens. This position provides a high level of exposure to a wide variety of experimental models, as well as a unique opportunity to learn advanced aspects of fundamental basic biology of TBI, preclinical research models and predictive data analysis.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in the areas of cellular and/or molecular immunology, neuroscience, cell biology, stem cell biology, or related fields. The candidate should have a record of success in research, as evidenced by strong research methods experience, excellent writing skills, first-author peer-reviewed publications and grant writing, and excellent letters of reference. Experience using personal computer and basic software packages to include statistical analyses.
Minimum Experience: 0-2 years
Physical Capabilities: Position involves exposure to chemicals, biological materials, rodent and ferret tissues in a laboratory setting. Long periods of standing and/or walking may be required.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Monitors the work of junior staff to ensure that correct and safe laboratory procedures are followed; provides direction to assure completion of technical tasks and projects. May supervise junior scientists, engineers or technicians on assigned work; provides major input to staffing of overall project teams; builds teams and staff to optimize efficiency. Identifies and evaluates candidates for open positions.
Work Environment: Tissue culture and cell biology research and development laboratory.
Background: Must be a U.S. citizen and obtain a DoD security clearance. Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC).
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.