Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Laboratory Technician I to support the Satpute-Krishnan lab in the Biochemistry Department located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to Biochemistry Department.
The Satpute-Krishnan lab is new cell and molecular biology lab focused on dissecting protein quality control machinery within the secretory pathway of cells and elucidating the molecular basis of protein misfolding diseases.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Demonstrated academic mastery in lab and course work in cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry. Strong organizational skills, strong written and verbal English communication skills. Ability to focus stringent attention on details, to work with others in a team-oriented working environment, and maintain high ethical standards. Ability to identify issues and problems, troubleshoot them independently and report the effort to PI.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Associate degree in biology or any of the sub-specialties (e.g. molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics).
Minimum Experience: 0 to 2 years of experience.
Physical Capabilities: Requires long periods of standing or sitting and performing focused bench work involving tube labeling and pipetting.
Work Environment: Laboratory environment; may require working evenings and weekends; may involve working with biohazardous materials.
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.