Laboratory Intern

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Updated: May 2, 2019
Job ID: 214670
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a temporary Laboratory Intern to support the Collaborative Health Research Initiative Program (CHIRP) at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CHIRP.

Responsibilities are to provide routine semi technical work involving a variety of laboratory support duties. Work involves performance of a variety of laboratory tasks of minimal  complexity to assist  in the maintenance and operation of a research or analytical laboratory. Hands-on experience in the application of novel proteomics approaches such as antibody arrays and reverse phase microarrays, which are currently being evaluated for biomarkers for post-traumatic syndrome and traumatic brain injury.  Specifically, this position will assess the algorithms being used in the analysis of complex protein patterns in these patients.


  1. Assists in assembling equipment and in preparing materials for experiments. Prepares reagents, solutions, and culture media.
  2. Maintains and provides custodial care for laboratory specimens, slides, models, equipment, supplies, and glassware.
  3. Maintains laboratory equipment and supplies.
  4. Assists in conducting semi-routine experiments and analyses.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of basic laboratory equipment and supplies; ability to follow detailed instructions; ability to handle multiple tasks.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: High School Student.

Minimum Experience: 0-2 years of laboratory experience.

Physical Capabilities: Handles glassware and chemical solutions.

Work Environment: Laboratory environment.

Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust 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.