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HJF is seeking a Research Scientist to support the Naval Medical Research Unit – San Antonio (NAMRU-SA) in San Antonio, TX. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NAMRU-SA.
NAMRU-SA is a major research center conducting medical and directed energy biomedical research, which focuses on ways to enhance the safety, health, performance and operational readiness of Navy and Marine Corps personnel and addresses their emergent medical problems in routine and combat operations. Incumbent is responsible for developing and supervising research projects and investigating the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions, products and problems. Responsible for providing support in research projects aimed at evaluating the innate immune response associated with hemorrhagic shock and poly-trauma, including establishing in vivo and in vitro model systems, data acquisition, and data analysis.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Degree must be in one of the following disciplines: Environmental Health Sciences (Chemistry, Occupational Epidemiology, Pharmacology, or Toxicology), Physiology, Neurophysiology, Neuroscience, Immunology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or related fields. Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to clearly convey scientific information and data to peers and flag level officers. A known intellect and expert in field of expertise and highly sought after as a presenter and lecturer at professional conferences and symposiums. Experience serving as a Principal Investigator or team leader. Ability to assume responsibility for and have knowledge of all phases of the research process, including problem definition, planning, budget formulation, execution and analysis, interpretation and reporting of findings.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in related scientific discipline (Master’s Degree with additional experience may be considered).
Minimum Experience: 4 to 6 years related research experience. Must have worked as an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor at the university level or as in Industry Scientist.
Physical Capabilities: Work involves long periods of standing.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises technical support staff.
Work Environment: Laboratory environment; may require working evenings and weekends; may involve working with human and animal subjects.
Background: US Citizenship required. 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.