Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Quality Control Supervisor to support the Vaccine Development and Production (VDP) Team 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 MHRP.
The incumbent with aid in the establishment and implementation of quality control systems in accordance with cGMPs and cGLPs. This incumbent develops, implements and manages quality control systems designed to ensure continued production of advanced HIV vaccine materials and applications consistent with established standards, specifications and production goals. This individual supervises a team of quality control research associates and reports to VDP Management.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must recognize, accommodate and work safely with routine laboratory hazards. Experience with cell culture and the three assays (western blot, viral titer, and insert retention) performed in QC laboratory. High level of organizational skills required. Good writing skills in technical/scientific English (provide sample). Ability to interpret complex scientific information and perform all necessary algebraic and simple statistical calculations to recommend course of actions.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s or higher degree from an accredited college/university in a scientific discipline required in technical or laboratory science (chemistry, biology, biochemistry, immunology, virology etc.) with strong analytical component. Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency.
Minimum Experience/Training Requirements: 3-5 years of related experience in managing a regulated laboratory (GLP or other accreditation) and working under Quality Systems required. Work in vaccine/biologics field and previous experience working with the FDA is desirable. Experience writing technical and regulated documents is required.
Physical Capabilities: Prolonged sitting while using a personal computer. Minor lifting (<20lbs).
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Supervises Quality Control Research Assistants.
Work Environment: Office and Laboratory Settings; availability to address urgent issues on weekends and evenings is expected. Some CONUS and OCONUS travel required.
Background/Security: Must have lived in the U.S. 3 out of the past 5 years; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/ Public Trust and a Common Access Card (CAC).
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.