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HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support Regenerative Medicine Department at the at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to NMRC. US Citizenship is required for this position.
Functioning somewhat independently, the Research Post-Doctorate Fellow will assist in multiple research projects in the study of two related areas: 1: in vivo modeling to recapitulate combat-related injuries and sequela in both small and large animals and 2: the development of cellular techniques and/or pharmaceutical treatment regimens to mitigate trauma-induced injury, encourage tissue repair, and/or enable composite tissue transplantation after combat injuries (e.g. burn, blast, amputation, other). He/she will assist in designing, organizing and conducting highly specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols and procedures and in some cases help design new protocols; summarize findings and publish results in research journals; assist in the scientific operations of the laboratory; provide guidance to research assistants/technicians, junior researchers, students, and interns. This position provides a high level of exposure to a wide variety of experimental models, as well as a unique opportunity to learn advanced aspects of both fundamental and clinical research. Must be flexible with work schedule and able to work some nights and weekends.
Essential Job Duties:
Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
Minimum Education/Training Requirements
• A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required;
• Ability to obtain a DOD security clearance
• Excellent cellular, molecular and statistical analysis skill sets
• 0-2 years of experience
Position involves exposure to chemicals, biological materials, rodents, swine and non-human primates in a laboratory setting. Long periods of standing and/or walking may be required.
Assists in monitoring the work of junior staff to ensure that correct and safe laboratory procedures are followed; aids in completion of technical tasks and projects. May provide guidance to laboratory staff; help provide input to staffing of project teams to optimize efficiency. Makes sure the lab is well organized, clean and safe.
Cellular and molecular biology research and development laboratory.
US Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and hold a Department of Defense issued Secret Clearance. Must be able to obtain a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC).
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.