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Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
10 days ago


Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Scientist I to support the Experimental Sciences Division, within the Enteric Diseases Department (EDD), located at the Naval Medical Research Center (NMRC) in Silver Spring, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical, and programmatic support services to the Enteric Diseases Department. US citizenship is required.

The Naval Medical Research Center provides scientific support to the Immunology Branch. The Immunology Branch performs research and leads development of preclinical enteric animal models to serve as tools for combatting antimicrobial resistant enteric infections, as well as supports a number of products under clinical evaluation. As a member of the Experimental Sciences Division, the incumbent will work collaboratively with the principal investigators (Renee Laird and Frederic Poly) to develop, conduct and manage research projects targeting preventative interventions like vaccines and immunoprophylactic products. The scientist will investigate the feasibility of applying a wide variety of immunological and microbiological scientific principles and concepts to products under development.

Major duties and responsibilities include providing technical expertise in the areas of immunology and preclinical mouse studies, leads and performs enteric infection challenge studies in mice, performs cellular and humoral immunology assays to characterize responses to vaccination, infection and product treatment in animal and human specimens to include ELISA, ELISPOT and T cell and B cell multiparametric flow cytometry. Develops new technologies and protocols. Demonstrates expertise and applies independent judgement and expert knowledge in performing pre-clinical and clinical studies. Exhibits strong written and verbal communication skills.


  1. Processes and interprets experimental data. Formulates experimental hypotheses and designs experimental protocols. Makes scientific observations, maintains detailed workbooks/documentation, and ensures documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/industry standards. (60%)
  2. Prepares written reports and manuscripts for submission to scientific journals. (20%)
  3. Coordinates and contributes to new grant and funding applications. (10%)
  4. Trains and supervises laboratory technicians, as needed. (10%)
  5. 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:

  • Strong scientific fundamentals and analytical background. Technical knowledge of mammalian innate and adaptive immunity and/or bacterial pathogens.
  • Experience and willingness working in murine animal models.
  • Training and experience with BSL-2 techniques is desired.
  • Experience with standard (Excel, GraphPad Prism) and specialized (FlowJo, FCS Express, R) data analysis tools and the quantitative background to advance this knowledge on the job is expected.
  • Demonstrates ability to independently design and execute project planning, trouble shooting and validation of experiments.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills are required. Effectively communicates performance goals and expectations.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with potential supervision of lower-level staff.
  • A degree of creativity and latitude is expected including the ability to multitask on multiple projects in a dynamic environment.
  • Proposal writing experience is helpful but not required. 

Minimum Education: Doctoral degree in Immunology or Microbiology required.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: Minimum 2-5 years of relevant work experience required.

Work Environment: Set within a laboratory work environment.

Background/Security: U.S. citizenship required; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier III Investigation/ Secret Clearance and 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.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 57881917
  • Location:
    Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
  • Position Title: Scientist I - Enteric Diseases
  • Company Name: Henry M. Jackson Foundation
  • Industry: Nonprofit
  • Job Function: Research Scientist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: Ph.D.

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