Postdoctoral Fellow

Updated: November 27, 2019
Job ID: 215444
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking Postdoctoral Fellow position available in the laboratory of Dr. John Wu, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, USUHS to study the impact of traumatic brain injury on the neuroendocrine axes.  This project will involve techniques ranging from biochemical and molecular biology techniques. Preference will be given to self-motivated applicants (M.D./Ph.D) with experience working with translational models, knowledge of neuroanatomy, neuroscience, neuroendocrinology and biochemical techniques with an interest in traumatic brain injury research.

Responsibilities:

  1. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development.
  2. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products.
  3. Performs specialized laboratory research utilizing experimental protocols which will involve specialized procedures such as ELISAs, mass spectrometry and biochemical/molecular assays.
  4. Keeps and organizes detailed records of experiments.
  5. Assists with the preparation of data for presentations at scientific meetings and for publication in journals.
  6. Assists with training laboratory staff as needed.
  7. Maintains cleanliness of laboratory areas.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of appropriate scientific area; ability to analyze and interpret data

Minimum Education/Training Requirements:  PhD in a related scientific discipline

Minimum Experience:  0 – 2 Years

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of standing and sitting; intricate work with hands; carrying of light and moderately heavy laboratory equipment

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:  May provide guidance to laboratory staff

Work Environment:  Laboratory environment; may involve working with biohazardous materials; may require working evenings and weekends

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.

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