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Research Associate II (Viral Genomic)- MHRP

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Silver Spring, MD
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, life insurance, medical, vision,
Job Description

Join the HJF Team!

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 research conducted in the laboratories of Dr. Morgane Rolland at the U.S. Military HIV Research Program in the Viral Genomic Section and Systems Serology Core:

The lab focuses on understanding infectious disease dynamics, particularly for HIV-1, and translating this knowledge to develop vaccines. The candidate will focus on systems serology analyses to understand the immune responses induced by pathogens following vaccination or infection.

HJF is seeking a Research Associate II to perform research and/or development in collaboration with other scientific and technical staff. May exercises technical discretion in the design, execution, and interpretation of experiments that contribute to project strategies. May provide limited guidance to lower-level Research Associates.


  1. Performs data analysis and basic interpretation and verifies and corrects data entry.
  2. Performs complex laboratory tests, determinations, and analyses involving multiple procedures and a variety of technical approaches.
  3. Conducts research in collaboration with other scientific and technical staff.
  4. Develops methods and procedures for experiments and investigations.
  5. Edits and assists with writing experimental results for publication in technical and peer-reviewed journals.
  6. Performs complex laboratory tests, determinations, and analyses involving multiple procedures and a variety of technical approaches.
  7. Trains junior laboratory staff in laboratory techniques and processes, as needed.
  8. Documents current or new procedures or protocols for sample selection, data collection, data processing, and/or statistical estimation.
  9. Analyzes and prepares reagent and/or assay product documentation. Organizes and procures needed reagents, performs experiments, analyzes data, and documents results.
  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 complex laboratory procedures
  • ability to meet deadlines of projects
  • good communication and analytical skills.

Physical Capabilities Hiring Manager to Select one or all that apply; if none, delete this section

  • Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 25 lbs.


Work Environment

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

Education and Experience

  • Master’s Degree 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.

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


Company Description
Are you ready to make a difference in military medicine?

For more than 30 years, HJF has committed to a singular mission: advancing military medicine. We were authorized by Congress to do this and serve as a trusted and responsive link between the military medical community, its federal and private partners, and millions of American service families, veterans and civilians who rely every day on the advances and quality of life that result from this work.

We use our mission understanding to create innovative solutions that are purpose-built for our partners’ goals.

At HJF, you will become an important part of a mission-driven team.

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation


503 Robert Grant Avenue

Silver Spring, MD



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