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Postdoctoral Fellow-Military HIV Research Program

Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF), Silver Spring, Maryland

Position Description:

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.

HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) located at the Laboratory of Adjuvant and Antigen Research (LAAR) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP, https://www.hivresearch.org/our-team/mangala-rao-phd.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing pre-clinical scientific research and/or development in the field of infectious disease vaccine-adjuvant development, with a particular focus on HIV infection that will lead to high impact scientific publications. (30%)
  • Analyzes binding and functional immune responses to candidate HIV-1 and other infectious disease vaccines using state-of-the art techniques. (20%)
  • Performs specialized laboratory research by developing or utilizing experimental protocols which involves specialized procedures. (20%)
  • Collects and handles samples and keeps detailed records of experiments. (10%)
  • Assists with the preparation of data for presentations at scientific meetings and for publication in journals. (10%)
  • Reads pertinent scientific literature and prepares manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals and assists in the preparation of scientific reports for funded projects. (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 appropriate scientific area; ability to analyze and interpret data, must have practical experience in flow cytometry, tissue culture, and immunological assays.
    Ability to write research papers and grants.
    Excellent communication skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.

Qualifications:

Minimum Education:

  • Doctoral degree is required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements:

  • Minimum 0-5 years of work experience is 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)

To Apply:

https://careers-hjf.icims.com/jobs/1836/postdoctoral-fellow/job

Questions can be sent directly to Stella Madden, SMadden@hjf.org