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HJF is seeking a STEM Education Coordinator to support the Emerging Infectious Diseases Branch (EIDB) within 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 EIDB and MHRP.
WRAIR researchers and staff support STEM access and workforce development through STEM outreach and training in the following named programs. For rising 7th grade to completion of college, programs are Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS), the Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) or the College Qualified Leaders (CQL)/Near Peer Mentor (NPM) programs (see www.usaeop.com). The Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) supports all student ages for participation, although WRAIR’s program is made up of primarily post-baccalaureate participants. Professional development is provided to National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) participants and is a program for only doctoral-level fellowships. The program’s participation levels are summarized as follows:
GEMS – 600 participants annually during the summer
SEAP – 20-30 annually
College (CQL and NPM programs) – 60 annually
ORISE fellowships – around 100
NASEM – around 15
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of federal and local regulations and policies pertinent to research involving human subjects; excellent interpersonal and computer skills; ability to communicate effectively and to work with individuals of all levels.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline required.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 6-8 years of relevant experience required.
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.