Research Assistant - Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology USU - Bethesda, MD

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Updated: April 30, 2020
Job ID: 215406
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking Research Assistant position available in the laboratory of Dr. John Wu, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, USUHS to study traumatic brain injury and impact of photoperiod.  This project will involve techniques ranging from biochemical and molecular biology techniques. Preference will be given to self-motivated applicants (BA or BS) with some experience working with translational and clinical models, knowledge of neuroscience, neuroendocrinology and biochemical/molecular techniques with an interest in traumatic brain injury research.

1.  Performs serologic, biochemical and molecular assays on serum and other samples.

2.  Maintains accurate records; tabulates and organizes data. 

3.  Uses computer for data analysis.  Writes simple programs for computer analysis of data.

4.  Prepares tissue which includes embedding, staining, cutting and extraction.

5.  Collects tissue from animal models. 
7.  Sees that equipment is in good working order or is repaired as needed and supplies are reordered as necessary.

8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Technical knowledge of scientific disciplines; knowledge of and skill in tissue culture technique and handling biological hazards and their safe use and disposal;

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience:  0 to 2 years experience

Physical Capabilities:  Handles variety of chemicals; requires long periods of standing

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.