Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Scientist to support the Structural Vaccinology Laboratory at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), Malaria Vaccine Branch (MVB) in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MVB.
The incumbent shall act as the immunological expert and will be responsible for developing and supervising research projects leading up to clinical trials. The incumbent will be responsible for immunological evaluation of vaccines in pre-clinical models (mice and Rhesus) and Phase I vaccine trials.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques; excellent communication skills; ability to troubleshoot technical procedures; ability to work independently and supervise others. Knowledge and experience of immunology techniques and assays.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. in Immunology, Biology, Biomedical Science or related scientific discipline.
Minimum Experience: 2 to 4 years related research experience.
Physical Capabilities: Work involves long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises technical support staff.
Work Environment: BSL-2 Laboratory environment; may require working evenings and weekends; may involve working with biohazardous materials.
Background: Must have lived in the US 3 out of the past 5 years; eligible to pass a NACI 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.