Staff Scientist

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Updated: September 20, 2019
Job ID: 215251
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Dayton, OH, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Staff Scientist to support the Systems Biology Core Research Area and the Toxicology and Risk Assessment Team at the 711 HPW Airman Systems Directorate (RH), Applied Biotechnology Branch and Airman Readiness Optimization Branch, respectively, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The 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 that are part of the RH Mission.


  1. Formulates experimental hypotheses and designs experimental protocol.
  2. Develops necessary new technologies and protocols.
  3. Processes and interprets experimental data.
  4. Trains and supervises technical staff.
  5. Coordinates with other technical and professional staff.
  6. Prepares funding documents, written reports, manuscripts for submission to scientific journals, and patent applications.

Nonessential Job Duties:                       

  • Maintains a safe work environment with appropriate training of other personnel.  
  • Provides collaborative assistance to other Research Scientists that require the incumbent's expertise.
  • Completes other projects as needed.

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

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in 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

Background: Must be a US Citizen and ability to obtain a Public Trust / Common Access Card (CAC) 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises technical support staff

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


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.