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HJF is seeking a Research Assistant I to support the Department of Microbiology located at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU.
The incumbent will provide research support in support of the bacteriology laboratory of Dr. Ann Jerse in the Department of Microbiology at the Uniformed Services University. This individual will primarily support the study of molecular mechanisms of Gonococcal Pathogenesis in female mouse models. This individual should be able to perform bacteriological cultures, antibiotic testing and polymerase chain reactions. The ability to work with animals is a plus. Basic animal handing will include immunizations, collections of bio samples, injection of compounds and experimental infection. Training can be provided but previous experience is an asset.
This Individual performs research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects, provides laboratory and technical support to senior technical and professional staff, and solves less complex problems in carrying out research projects in a clinical or laboratory environment.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of standard laboratory techniques including basic bacteriological and molecular techniques; ability to follow general instructions; good communization and analytical skills. Previous animal handling is desired.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 0-2 years of relevant experience required.
Work Environment: Set in a laboratory environment.
Background/Security: Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).
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.