Research Associate

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Updated: November 22, 2019
Job ID: 215395
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF Is seeking a Research Associate to support brain developmental and function studies within the Department of Biochemistry located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Department of Biochemistry. 

The incumbent will be responsible for research and/or development in collaboration with other scientific and technical staff.  Exercises technical discretion in the design, execution and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project strategies.


  1. Plans, conducts, and completes investigations under the supervision of the head of the laboratory.  Assignments require the performance of complex laboratory tests, determinations, and analyses involving multiple procedures and a variety of technical approaches.
  2. Assists with the writing and editing of experimental results for publication in technical and peer-reviewed journals.
  3. Performs routine data analysis and verifies and corrects data entry.
  4. May provide guidance to lower level laboratory staff.
  5. Assists with managing the laboratory and inventory
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of complex laboratory procedures; ability to meet deadlines of projects; good communication and analytical skills.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Master’s degree in scientific discipline.

Minimum Experience: 0 to 2 years of directly related research experience.

Physical Capabilities: Requires long periods of sitting and standing; handling of 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.