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HJF is seeking a Research Assistant needed to support the laboratory of Dr. Geeta Upadhyay within the Pathology Department located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Pathology Department. 
The incumbent will be responsible for performing molecular biology experiments including data analysis and animal experimentations to execute a R01 National Cancer Institute funded project, which is focused on developing novel immunotherapies for patients suffering with triple negative breast cancer. 
About USUHS: The mission of the USUHS is to educate, train, and comprehensively prepare uniformed services health professionals, scientists, and leaders to support the Military and Public Health Systems, the National Security and National Defense Strategies of the United States, and the readiness of our Uniformed Services. USUHS is integral part of F. Edward Hbert School of Medicine. Within campus, we collaborated with Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute and with Murtha Cancer Center, Walter Reed, capital Breast care project. USUHS is located in close proximity to National Institute of health, providing opportunities for cross campus collaboration. More info:
About Geeta Upadhyay: Dr. Upadhyay recently joined USUHS faculty as tenure track faculty. Dr. Upadhyay received her training at Harvard, NCI, UTHSCSA, Georgetown University. Her research is focused on biomarker discover, drug development and drug resistance in breast cancer. Click here for a complete list of publications. 
  1. Performs laboratory research projects, including collection and organization of data. Makes detailed observations about experiments.
  2. Assists in the preparation of technical reports, summaries, and protocols.
  3. Maintains clear and accurate laboratory records, inventories and logbooks.
  4. Performs data entry for research projects and maintains databases.
  5. Maintains supplies in the laboratory and keeps the laboratory area clean.
  6. Provides basic data analysis and interpretation.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of standard molecular biology laboratory techniques; ability to follow detailed instructions; good communication and analytical skills. Practical experience of mouse handling, western blotting, qRT PCR, cloning, bioinformatics analysis.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline.
Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 0 to 2 years of experience required.
Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting; handling various chemicals.
Work Environment: Set in a Laboratory environment.
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. 
HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.