Senior Scientist/Principal Investigator (Infectious Disease Directorate)

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Updated: September 12, 2019
Job ID: 215212
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Location: Silver Spring, MD, United States

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HJF is a Senior Scientist/Principal Investigator to support the Infectious Disease Directorate (IDD) at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to IDD. 

The incumbent will serve as the Principal Investigator, representing each of the four departments within the Directorate as the primary technical lead.


  1. Oversees research projects within IDD. Maintains knowledge of ongoing research projects and communicates with Directorate Head.
  2. Interacts with multiple NMRC departments such as Wound Infections, Enterics, Viral and Ricketsial Disease and Malaria as well as outside funders and collaborators.  Acts as representative for directorate meetings.
  3. Provide guidance and makes contributions to prepare written reports, new grant and funding applications, manuscripts for submission to scientific journal, and patent applications. 
  4. Provide assistance to staff scientists and technical staff
  5. Serves as in-house and outside consultant.                    
  6. Attend meetings and safety training as required.
  7. Provide collaborative assistance that require the incumbent’s expertise
  8. Completes other projects as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of applicable highly complex scientific procedures and techniques; excellent communication skills; ability to troubleshoot technical procedures; ability to work independently and supervise others.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Ph.D. in related scientific discipline or M.D. 

Minimum Experience: At least 10 years directly related research and management experience.

Physical Capabilities: Work involves long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises technical and scientific staff.

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

Background: U.S. Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and hold a Secret Security Clearance.

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.