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HJF is seeking a Research Assistant II (RAII) to support the Battlefield Shock and Organ Support (B-SOS) Research Program at the Department of Surgery, Uniformed Services University of the Health Science in Bethesda. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to B-SOS Research Program. The incumbent will be responsible for prepping animals and experimental surgery facilities, coordinating appropriate veterinary support services for Principal Investigators, maintaining veterinarian and research records, and manage the daily health observations and treatments of all research animals. The incumbent will assist with all aspects (planning, organizing, directing and implementation) of the research and/or development in collaboration with others, working to achieve the research mission. The incumbent will adhere to performance requirements, maintains conformance with specific operational standards and protocols and/or resolve technical problems appropriately. The incumbent will assist in carrying out clinical monitoring assessments and clinical evaluation measurements of research animals. Supervision will be provided by the Principal investigator and/or designated Lead Investigator(s); however, the employee is expected to exercise an appropriate level of independence and initiative in the management of the animal laboratory research project within established guidelines. This position will require working some evenings, nights, and weekends depending on the workload of the laboratory.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline
Minimum Experience: 2 to 4 years of laboratory experience
Physical Capabilities: long periods of standing and sitting; handling various chemicals
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.