Research Technician II (Chemistry)

Updated: May 15, 2019
Job ID: 214793
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: San Antonio, TX, United States

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HJF is seeking a Research Technician II to support the Combat Casualty Care program within the Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) located at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NAMRU-SA. 

The Research Technician II is responsible for supporting laboratory-based research applying the latest scientific knowledge towards the solution of a broad range of theoretical and practical problems in the areas of hemorrhage and resuscitation, immunomodulation, direct energy Bioeffects, and bioassay development.

Responsibilities: 

  1. Implement and maintain research files.
  2. Recommend changes to protocols and standard operating procedures.
  3. Modify and plan research experiments, procedures and tests.
  4. Coordinate the implementation of sponsored and PI initiated laboratory research studies, including maintenance of study records and activities associated with internal and external audits in coordination with the PI.
  5. Assist with the preparation for presentations and written published articles.
  6. Set up, operate, modify and maintain laboratory equipment and apparatus.
  7. Assist with ordering and maintaining inventory of supplies.
  8. Conduct and support surgical procedures, operating room maintenance, animal disease prevention and health surveillance, appropriate animal housing, record keeping, and ensuring specific pathogen free techniques. 
  9. Maintain traffic patterns, sterile equipment, pest control, quality assurance procedures and record keeping, 
  10. Daily handling and restraining of various small and large animal species. 
  11. Coordinates animal procurement and shipping procedures.
  12. Conduct daily and weekly inspections of areas of responsibility to ensure compliance with standards. 
  13. Coordinate animal research activities between Research Scientist, animal care staff, and research technician.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Ability to support the implementation of laboratory based research studies, including utilization of state-of-the-art methodologies in immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, cell biology and molecular biology. Ability to collect data through complex laboratory/scientific experiments, techniques, and procedures. Ability to perform library research. Ability to organize and maintain databases. Experience with mass spectrometry, i.e. ICP-MS or LC-MS, cold vapor atomic fluorescence spectrometry, ISO and/or ANSI standardized test methods is a plus. Experience with 3D printing and prototype development is a desired. Experience with environmental sample collection is a plus. Fluency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and GraphPad Prism is needed. Must be a versatile, quick learner with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Scientific writing experience is highly desirable.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Associates degree with three years of experience or Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Physiology, Neurophysiology, Neurosciences, Immunology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field. 

Minimum Experience:  2 to 4 years of relevant experience.

Physical Capabilities: Requires long periods of standing.

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.
 

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