Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Senior Microbiology Research Assistant to support the Operation Infectious Disease (OID) Department located at the Naval Health Research Center in San Diego, CA. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to OID.
Performs routine and non-routine laboratory procedures for the department to enhance laboratory efficiency. Independently works on assigned projects with little to no supervision and serves as the main trainer for new employees in cateriology, troubleshooting and analysis of data.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: This position requires the equivalent of a Bachelor's level college degree in Molecular Biology. Microbiology, or Medical Technology or related field. License in Medical Technology, MT (ASCP), Microbiology Technologist, M(ASCP), or equivalent is required.
Qualifications: Knowledge of standard laboratory techniques; ability to follow general instructions; good communication and analytical skills. Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline. 2 to 4 years of laboratory experience
Physical Capabilities: Walking, standing, must be able to read reports, labels and use computer, must be able to hear well enough to communicate with coworkers, must be able to write, type, and use phone system. Candidates maybe required to wear a face mask while interacting with patients and/or specimens and must be able to pass a respirator fit test. In order for the face mask to effectively protect the user, facial har must be clean shaven. Candidate is required to undergo annual screening for Tuberculosis.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Ability to supervise laboratory procedures and staff in the absence of the supervisor.
Security Clearance: It is condition of employment with the Naval Health Research Center that you undergo a favorable National Agency Check with Local Agency and Credit Checks (NACLC) investigation which will include being fingerprinted.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Director of Human Resources
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.