Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Research Associate II 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 Research Associate II will support research conducted at Little Creek, VA under the Uniformed Services University on the Investigating training associated blast pathology (INVICTA) study. The research associate will be primarily responsible for biospecimen collection and processing (blood, urine and hair) from SEAL personnel and SEAL qualifiers as well as controls who volunteer to participate in the study.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Minimum 2 years’ experience with clinical research projects. Phlebotomy experience in a clinical or research setting required. Skills in managing biospecimens, including storage and management of inventories and ability to effectively set priorities to meet deadlines. 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 required, Master’s Degree in nursing or other medical/research-related field preferred.
Minimum Experience: 2 to 4 years of relevant clinical research experience.
Physical Capabilities: Requires long periods of sitting and standing, handling of human samples, including working in a remote desert environment.
Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Phlebotomy Certificate required.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Provides guidance for, and supervision of, other research team members, particularly with regard to laboratory activities and biospecimen processing.
Work Environment: Office as well as field environment, including work in mobile trailers in the San Diego area and in desert locations. Research activity may require work on weekends and at times outside regular office hours on weekdays.
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.