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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing military medicine. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. HJF's support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and accomplish their research goals.
This position will be in support of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology (MIC), located at Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland.


HJF is seeking a Research Assistant II to support the Department of Microbiology (MIC) at the Uniformed Services University Bethesda, Md. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to MIC.
Responsible for working in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher Broder in the Department of Microbiology at the Uniformed Services University. This individual would work within the multidisciplinary team and support research for the sub agreement with the The Centers for Research in Emerging Infectious Diseases (CREID) Network. Performs research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects. Provides laboratory and technical support to senior technical and professional staff. Solves problems of standard complexity in carrying out research projects in a clinical or laboratory environment.
  • Maintains compliance with established laboratory safety and other procedures. Generates stable cell lines for the expression of recombinant proteins. 
  • Applies quality control measures as outlined/required by the protocol. Provides basic data analysis. 
  • Performs laboratory research projects, including collection and organization of data, and maintaining databases. Makes detailed observations on experiments. Follows instructions and standard operating procedures to perform expected tasks. May provide basic instruction to other lab staff. 
  • 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; ability to follow general instructions; good communication and analytical skills. Experience in Column purification - protein purification, protein expressions and cell culture. 


Work Environment
  • This position will take place primarily in a laboratory setting.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree is required. 
  • Minimum of 3-5 years experience required
All HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.
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, education and credentials, a criminal background check, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer. 
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.