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Acute Respiratory Infections Scientist

Henry M. Jackson Foundation, Rockville, Maryland

Posiition Description:

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program (IDCRP) located at the IDCRP Program Coordination Center in Rockville, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to IDCRP.

The incumbent will support clinical research studies of acute respiratory infections (ARIs) within the Epidemiology, Immunology and Clinical Characteristics of Emerging Infectious Diseases with Pandemic Potential [EPICC] protocol. The candidate will be hired as a post-doctoral fellow and may be eligible for an academic appointment (Instructor) in the USU Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics.

The Fellow will develop, execute, and support research projects related to acute respiratory infections. This involves providing epidemiologic guidance and performing advanced statistical analysis on surveys, cross-sectional studies, case-control studies, cohort studies (e.g. observational, longitudinal cohort) and/or clinical trials, as well as laboratory studies related to ARI among US military personnel and their beneficiaries.

The IDCRP is a collaborative research effort with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Established at USU in 2005, this unique program aims to strengthen infectious disease clinical research in the U.S. military. It brings together a network of clinical scientists at military treatment facilities who are focused on conducting patient-based research on a wide range of infectious diseases relevant to the military and the broader medical communities.

  1. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development.
  2. Develops statistical analysis plans; works with databases and programming staff to develop data sets; and conducts analyses for the clinical research projects.
  3. Prepares and presents research findings at conferences, through publication in peer-reviewed medical journals, and in reports to USU, DoD, sponsors, and others.
  4. Assists in the preparation of new clinical research protocols and amendments.
  5. Assists with ARI program direction and management activities.
  6. 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
Experience in the design, conduct, and analysis of epidemiologic (e.g. observational, longitudinal cohort) studies; statistical analysis of longitudinal data; SAS, STATA, or R proficiency required; knowledge of biomedical science and clinical research; prior experience in infectious diseases preferred; ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form; ability to make effective presentations; publication in peer-reviewed medical journals preferred.
Minimum Education
Doctoral degree is required.
Minimum Experience/Training Requirements
0-5 years of relevant work experience is required.
Eligibility to obtain and maintain a Tier I investigation/Public Trust.

To Apply:

Please visit this website to submit an application for the available position.

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.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.