Laboratory Intern

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Updated: May 21, 2019
Job ID: 214762
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Location: Dayton, OH, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Laboratory Intern to support the 711 Human Performance Wing, Airman Systems Directorate, Bioeffects Division, Molecular Bioeffects Branch, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Airman Systems Directorate. 

The incumbent is responsible for assisting in research projects and applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential Air Force-related inventions, products and problems. The period of performance will be the summer of 2019.

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 tissue culture along with the application of novel genomics approaches such as next generation sequencing will be performed. 


  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.
  6. Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel.  
  7. Completes other projects as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Knowledge of basic laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions.
  • Motivated to work and learn new laboratory techniques.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: High School Graduate, minimum GPA 3.8.

Minimum Experience:  0 - 2 years laboratory experience.

Physical Capabilities:  Work involves long periods of sitting at a computer. Requires the ability to use biological safety hoods and handle chemicals.

Work Environment:  Laboratory environments.

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.