Research Assistant

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation - Bethesda, MD4.0

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Research Assistant to support the Stigma and Health Lab at the Medical and Clinical Psychology Department located at the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to the Medical and Clinical Psychology Department.

The incumbent will be responsible for research and/or development in collaboration with others for projects. Will provide research and technical support to Principal Investigator and other staff.

Performs laboratory research projects, including collection and organization of data. Makes detailed observations about experiments. Provides basic data analysis and interpretation.
Assists with the preparation of literature reviews and manuscripts
Works with PI to create slides and presentations for lectures and conferences
Performs data entry for research projects and maintains databases.
Serves as liaison to the Institutional Review Board and assists with the preparation of protocols, amendments, and continuing reviews.
Assists with study recruitment efforts and participant visits
Conducts clinical interviews, scores and codes interviews, and maintains database of participant contact.
Maintains supplies in the laboratory and keeps the laboratory area clean.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of standard research techniques; ability to follow general instructions; good communication and analytical skills

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelors degree in a scientific discipline

Minimum Experience: 0 to 2 years of laboratory experience

Work Environment: Academic research environment

Background: Eligibility to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC); eligibility to obtain and hold a Public Trust background.

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.

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