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HJF is seeking a Research Assistant to support the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.
The Structural Biology group within the US Military HIV Research Program is seeking a Research Assistant to contribute to ongoing research in our lab in Silver Spring. The Research Assistant will be involved in the day-to-day operations of the lab, working with Principal Investigator, Staff Scientist, Post-Doctoral Fellows and interacting with collaborators from across the Program. The researcher is expected to assist in experiments from protein purification, antigenic assessment, immunogen preparation, and structural studies.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or a related field.
Minimum Experience: 0-2 years of professional or academic experience in the laboratory setting.
Physical Capabilities: Work involves long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals.
Work Environment: Laboratory environment; may require working evenings and weekends. The candidate may handle biohazardous materials or hazardous chemicals, and is expected to practice safe handling. The laboratory is densely populated and will require good interpersonal skills for effective job performance.
Background: Must have lived in the US 3 out of the past 5 years; eligible to pass a NACI 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.