Research Associate I - Military Veterans
at Henry M. Jackson Foundation
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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.
HJF is seeking a Research Associate I to support of the Department of Pathology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD. The Research Associate will perform research and/or development in collaboration with other scientific and technical staff. Exercises technical discretion in the design, execution, and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project strategies. Performs limited analysis and interpretation of results.
The research associate will work on a variety of in vitro and in vivo experiments on research related to traumatic brain injury biomarker and therapeutic development. Research will involve working with animal models, tissues and human subject samples. Responsible for initiating and carrying out research projects in collaboration with a research team. Pursuits research along a focused line of inquiry and has a manuscript in development.
Note: This site requires that the incumbent has lived in the US for three out of the past five years.
- Plans, conducts, and completes investigations under supervision
- Assists with the writing and editing of experimental results for publication in technical and peer-reviewed journals.
- Performs routine data analysis and verifies and corrects data entry.
- Maintains records and documentation regarding assigned research.
- Documents current or new procedures or protocols for sample selection, data collection, data processing, and/or statistical estimation.
- May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Knowledge of complex laboratory procedures
- Ability to meet deadlines of projects
- Good communication and analytical skills.
- Experience with molecular biology techniques such as PCR, DDPCR, western blot, immunostaining and immunohistochemistry.
- A background in neuroscience and experience with animal models is preferred.
- Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 10 lbs.
- This position will take place primarily in a laboratory setting.
Education and Experience
- Master's Degree
- Minimum of 0-2 years' experience required
Some positions or sites may require that the incumbent be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be required.
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, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.
The not-for-profit Foundation is authorized by Congress to support research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and throughout military medicine. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. The Foundation’s support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and to accomplish their research goals effectively and efficiently.