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HJF is seeking Graduate student enrolled at the Uniformed Services University, hired as a student research assistant to assist in carrying out one or more research projects in epigenetics and radiobiology as assigned by their academic mentor. Provides laboratory and technical support to senior technical and professional staff. Meets regularly with thesis advisor to discuss research and related assignments, which may include conducting literature searches; designing experiments and conducting independent research; generating and analyzing data; operating standard laboratory equipment and special machinery including gamma irradiators; drafting, editing and reviewing manuscripts and other reports; providing teaching assistance; attending meetings and conferences; presenting research in posters, papers, and lectures.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of standard laboratory techniques; knowledge of microbial culturing techniques and genetic manipulation of microorganisms; basic knowledge of radiobiology; good writing, communication, and analytical skills.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline, enrolled in graduate program.
Minimum Experience: 2 to 4 years of laboratory experience
Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting; handling various chemicals
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Must qualify and complete training for certification in the use of gamma irradiators.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Assist and train new interns and students as needed.
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.