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Medicine - Immunology & Molecular Biology (HIV-1 and Sars-Cov2)

Henry M Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Bethesda, Maryland

Position Description:

Join the HJF Team!
HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the Department of Medicine located at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD.  HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the Department of Medicine. 
The Postdoctoral Fellow is responsible for initiating and carrying out research projects in collaboration with a research team. Pursuits research along a focused line of inquiry and has a manuscript in development. Performs both immunology, molecular biology, and animal experiments.
Candidates are expected to work on ongoing research projects in structural biology with the aim to understand the molecular basis of the adaptive immune response to HIV-1 and Sars-Cov2 and the ultimate goal to develop new protein-based therapeutics and novel vaccine concepts. Qualifications for the position include: a strong research interest and experience in molecular cloning, protein expression, molecular interaction analysis, X-ray crystallography and/or Cryo-EM and excellent interpersonal/oral/written communication skills. Candidates should have a doctorate in chemistry/biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, or a closely related field. Candidates need to be highly motivated individuals who enjoy working as part of a dynamic, collaborative, and multidisciplinary team.
NOTE:  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.
  1. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development.
  2. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products.
  3. Performs specialized laboratory research utilizing experimental protocols which involves specialized procedures.
  4. Collects and handles samples and keeps detailed records of experiments.
  5. Assists with the preparation of data for presentations at scientific meetings and for publication in journals.
  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: Knowledge of appropriate scientific area; ability to analyze and interpret data.
Minimum Education: Doctoral degree is required.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Minimum 0-5 years of relevant work experience required.
Work Environment: Set within a laboratory work environment.
Work Arrangement: 100% on-site. 
Travel: Occasional travel required to national meeting to present abstracts.
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 (DMV) check. 
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.

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