Research Associate

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Updated: July 9, 2019
Job ID: 214872
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Research Associate to support the laboratory of Dr. Lawrence Latour, in the Acute Cerebrovascular Diagnostics Unit of the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, in collaboration with the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM), to study the relationship between acute neuroimaging findings after traumatic brain injury (TBI) and clinical outcomes. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CNRM. 

This project involves techniques including neuroimaging, data analysis, and bioinformatics to analyze clinical research data from the Traumatic Head Injury Neuroimaging Classification (THINC) project. Preference will be given to applicants (M.D. and/or Ph.D.) with experience in neuroimaging or neuroscience, conduct and analysis of clinical research data, and an interest in traumatic brain injury research.  


  1. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development.
  2. Obtains and maintains required training for investigators involved in clinical research protocols.
  3. Performs specialized research utilizing experimental neuroimaging protocols.
  4. Understands good clinical practice and maintains data integrity. Keeps detailed records of experiments. Performs data validation checks and data analysis.
  5. Prepares data for presentations at scientific meetings and for publication in journals.
  6. Assists with training research staff as needed.
  7. Maintains cleanliness of office and laboratory areas.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of appropriate scientific area; ability to analyze and interpret data.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  Master's degree in a related scientific discipline.

Minimum Experience:  2-4 years of relevant experience. 

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of standing and sitting; intricate work with hands; carrying of light and moderately heavy laboratory equipment.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  May provide guidance to laboratory staff.

Work Environment:  Office and laboratory environment; may involve working with biohazardous materials; may require working evenings and weekends.

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.