Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow to support the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.
The incumbent is responsible for conducting research projects involving HIV-1 antigens and candidate HIV-1 vaccines. Incumbent works with minimum supervision and investigates the bio-molecular interactions between HIV-1 particles, cells, and recombinant proteins with monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies using state-of-the-art immunological and biochemical techniques including surface plasmon resonance technology and mass spectrometry. Incumbent also analyzes HIV-1 infected samples from humans or animals for HIV-1 specific antibodies.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of complex scientific procedures and techniques; knowledge and practical experience in biophysical techniques, fundamental immunology and familiarity with infectious disease concepts, especially HIV, biochemistry and purification of proteins, knowledge of HPLC, computational skills and ability to derive mathematical expressions. Experience with Biacore and or mass spectrometry would be useful; should have excellent communication skills including the ability to write research papers and grants. Should have the ability to work with minimum supervision, be able to design experiments and troubleshoot technical procedures.
Minimum Education: Ph.D. in related scientific discipline required.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 0-5 years of related post-doctoral research experience required.
Supervisory Responsibilities: May provide guidance to laboratory staff.
Work Environment: Laboratory environment; requires working with human cells, HIV-1, blood, and or bodily fluids; may require working long hours including evenings and weekends.
Background/Security: 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.