Research Assistant II - Military HIV Research Program
Company: The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: November 14, 2021
Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Research Assistant II to support the Military HIV
Research Program (MHRP) located at Walter Reed Army Institute of
Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific,
technical and programmatic support services to MHRP.
Responsible for immunology experiments identifying vaccine
correlates of protection from HIV/SIV acquisition and of HIV/SIV
control. Performs in vitro laboratory assays to measure
antigen-specific T cell responses and their transcriptional profile
via multiplex qPCR and RNA Seq. Maintains laboratory notebook,
analyzes primary data, and presents results internally within the
laboratory. Provides laboratory and technical support to other lab
NOTE: As a U.S. Government contractor, all HJF employees are
required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8,
2021. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical
accommodation will be required.
- Performs laboratory research projects, including collection and
organization of data, and maintaining databases. Makes detailed
observations on experiments. Provides basic data analysis and
interpretation, as directed by supervisor. (70%)
- Maintains lab reagent and consumable supplies needed to conduct
laboratory experiments. Facilitates the necessary administrative
and logistic processes to order and receive materials. Maintains
lab inventory databases and SOP documentation. (10%)
- Maintains compliance with established laboratory safety and
other procedures. Ensures the proper disposal of infectious and
hazardous materials. Follows instructions and standard operating
procedures to perform expected tasks. May provide basic instruction
to other lab staff. (10%)
- Prepares technical reports, summaries, and protocols. Maintains
clear and accurate laboratory records, inventories and logbooks.
Provides quality control, troubleshooting and the maintenance of
specialized reagents and equipment. (10%)
- May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or
directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and
participation in required training for role.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of standard
laboratory techniques, aseptic tissue culture, flow cytometry, and
PCR; ability to follow general instructions; good communication and
analytical skills; superb database management skills.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Minimum 3-5 years of
relevant work related experience required.
Work Arrangement: Primarily onsite but can telework for data
Background/Security: Eligibility 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
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of
stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human
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