Research Assistant II - Department of Medicine

Updated: 2 days ago
Location: Bethesda, MARYLAND

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

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 Dr. Scott's Lab, Uniformed Services University, Dept of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. The candidate should have a strong Immunology experience with extensive knowledge in Immunology, T and B cell biology, regulatory T cells, and molecular biology including retroviral transduction. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential. Our projects focus on engineering specificity in Tregs using chimeric antigen receptors (scFv CAR or B-cell targeting BAR) to target adverse immune responses in allergy, hemophilia and autoimmunity.


  • HJF is seeking a Research Assistant II to perform research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects. The Research Assistant provides laboratory and technical support to senior technical and professional staff and 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.
  • Ensures the proper disposal of infectious and hazardous materials.
  • 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.
  • Assists in the preparation of reports, publications, and presentations.
  • 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.
    Physical Capabilities
  • Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 10 lbs.
  • Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods

Work Environment:

  • This position will take place primarily in a laboratory setting.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 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.

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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.

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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)

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