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HJF is seeking a Quality Control Research Assistant II to support the Vaccine Research and Development program (VDP) within 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 incumbent works independently to perform release and stability assays in support of the Vaccine Research and Development program (VDP). Maintain clear and accurate records in compliance with GLP / GMP guidelines. Assist in the collection of data and preparation of summary reports. 2 to 4 years of experience with basic cell culture and sterile technique, and virus work is highly desired. The ability to work in a BL1/2 environment and knowledge of computers is essential. Must have at least 1 to 2 years prior GMP/GLP experience performing immunological assays.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Excellent laboratory and technical skills; ability to work comfortably in a biosafety level 1 laboratory with MVA; ability to work independently once trained; must have strong organizational skills and be detail-oriented; ability to keep clear and accurate records; excellent communication and analytical skills.
Minimum Education/Training Requirements: BS in a Life Sciences Field.
Minimum Experience: 4-6 years laboratory experience; Familiarity with laboratory research with emphasis on cell biology and immunology techniques including cell culture and sterile technique; basic computer experience using word processing and spreadsheets.
Physical Capabilities: Job performance requires movement around and between several laboratories, and long periods of sitting at laboratory bench. Fine motor coordination in a manipulation of laboratory material is essential.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: The incumbent will be under the supervision of a QA/QC Manager or Designee with Henry M. Jackson Foundation located at WRAIR Forest Glenn Annex.
Work Environment: Henry M. Jackson Foundation located at WRAIR Forest Glenn Annex. The incumbent will handle biohazardous materials, and be expected to practice safe handling of hazardous chemicals. This laboratory is densely populated and requires 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.