Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Scientist for the Collaborative Health Research Initiative Program (CHIRP) at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. HIF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the CHIRP.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of complex molecular biology laboratory procedures and ability to troubleshoot complex technical procedures; experience with nucleic acid isolation, handling and quality control, 2+ years’ experience with next-generation sequencing methodologies, experience with running next-generation sequencing platforms (preferably Illumina), ability to work independently and supervise others; demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team in a deadline-driven environment; good communication and analytical skills
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in related scientific discipline
Minimum Experience: 0 to 2 years related research experience
Physical Capabilities: Work involves long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises technical support staff
Work Environment: Laboratory environment; may require working evenings and weekends; may involve working with biohazardous materials.
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 Director of Human Resources.