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HJF is seeking a Senior Research Associate to support the Department of Pediatrics located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Department of Pediatrics and USU.
The incumbent performs and oversees research and/or development in collaboration with other scientific and technical staff within the technical area of thyroid cancer biomarker research. Exercises technical discretion in the design, execution, and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project strategies. Supervises and provides direction for lower level Research Associates and laboratory staff.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of extremely complex laboratory procedures; ability to meet deadlines of projects; good communication and analytical skills. Experience developing and applying novel techniques and assays to identify biomarkers specific to thyroid cancer. Demonstrated ability to analyze research results and translate into abstracts and manuscripts.
Minimum Education: Master’s degree required.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 9-10 years of relevant work experience required.
Work Environment: 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.