Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Research Assistant (RA) /Technologist to support the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM) located at Joint Exped Base in Little Creek, VA. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to CNRM.
The RA will support research conducted at JEB Little Creek under the Uniformed Services University, on the Investigating training associated blast pathology (INVICTA) study. The RA will be responsible for the evaluation of SEAL personnel and SEAL qualifiers, as well as controls, who volunteer to participate in the study. The RA will be primarily responsible for the administration of study assessments and questionnaires to research study participants, but will also be involved with such tasks as recruitment and enrollment of participants, data collection and analysis, and collection and processing of biospecimens (blood, urine and hair).
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Interpersonal skills, to include communication and listening, as well as ability to interact calmly in a positive manner with, and establish rapport with, individuals who may sometimes exhibit anxiety or irritability. Professional appearance and demeanor important. Multi-tasking capability desirable. Must be attentive to detail and able to adhere closely to study procedures and direction of supervisory staff. Completion of appropriate CITI certification in the conduct of clinical research.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in neuroscience, biology, psychology, or a closely related field; or high school or GED diploma, with additional military experience of at least 4 years’ active duty or 8 years’ reserve duty, preferably including experience as a SEAL or in Special Operations.
Minimum Experience: 0 – 2 years of relevant experience. Prior military service, or having been a family member of a military service member, highly desirable. Experience with Microsoft Office programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) highly desirable. Prior biomedical research experience desirable.
Physical Capabilities: Requires ability to be on one’s feet, as well as to bend or kneel, to place and remove sensor leads. May require the ability to work with both individuals and groups of patients, and may require travel to other sites for the conduct of clinical trials.
Work Environment: Requires working in diverse climates to include desert or other hot, dry, and occasionally wet, field environments, with potential noise exposure resulting from the firing or military weapons. Flexibility in work hours, and travel dates, will be necessary at times in order to accommodate the collection of assessments on military field exercises, as unit deployments are highly variable, and some measurements during evening or night hours may be necessary.
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.