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HJF is seeking a Program Coordinator to support the Diagnostics and Countermeasures Branch (DCB) located in Rockville, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to DCB.
The incumbent is responsible for providing administrative and program coordination activities support to the Specimen Processing Laboratory and Biorepository (SPL/BioR) within the Diagnostics and Countermeasures Branch (DCB), for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR). The SPL/BioR provides specimen processing, archival storage and shipment of specimens in support of WRAIR’s Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), the Emerging Infectious Disease Branch (EIDB) and the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program (IDCRP). He/She will be responsible for working with SPL/BioR Management to coordinate all activities of the SPL/BioR to include implementing Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP) standards, preparing the facility for College of American Pathologists (CAP) accreditation, upgrading specimen management and quality systems, maintaining the budget, overseeing purchasing of equipment and supplies, coordinating implementation of new clinical trials, and providing overall administrative support to the Group. The incumbent will report directly to the Laboratory Director. He/she will work as part of the Management Team to streamline work activities, develop a comprehensive training program for staff, and maintain cost efficiencies.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous experience implementing quality systems within a laboratory or biorepository a plus; knowledge of GCLP or CAP a plus. Ability to succinctly capture decisions and action items during meetings, and to write clear and concise meeting summaries. Ability to work independently once trained, excellent record keeping skills, excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to multi-task and to prioritize work to meet deadlines. Ability to identify areas for process improvement for better efficiency. Experience with Macintosh and PC related software to include EXCEL, Word and PowerPoint.
Minimum Education/Certification Requirements: B.S. in Science or related field.
Minimum Experience: 0-2 years of experience. Prefers at least one year working in a laboratory or biorepository environment or supporting program Operations in a related field.
Physical Capabilities: Job performance requires long periods of sitting at a computer terminal or desk.
Supervisory Controls: The incumbent will report directly to the Laboratory Director of the SPL/BioR, within the DCB, Rockville, Maryland.
Work Environment: Main office location 13 Taft Court, Rockville, Maryland but may spend some time working at WRAIR, 9100 Brookville Road, BLDG. 503, Silver Spring, MD 20910. This department supports work of investigators of diverse scientific disciplines and nationalities and requires good interpersonal skills for effective job performance.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday.
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.