Senior Research Associate

Job Description

Senior Research Associate
Job Locations US-CA-San Diego
Program Domestic Operations ID 2024-4104 Category Scientific/Lab Position Type Regular Full-Time Travel Up to 5% of the time Work Arrangements 100% on site

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 Naval Health Research Center Field Laboratory Operational Infectious Disease (FLOID) Research Support Services. FLOID provide support for disease surveillance, accredited clinical laboratory testing, diagnostic evaluations, and scientific research services. NHRC is the lead laboratory for Navy and Marine Corps operational medicine research and development, with its strategic location making them ideally suited for the execution and oversight of biomedical research.

HJF is seeking a Senior Research Associate to lead the development and execution of research projects. Supervises projects and investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions, products, and problems. Develops new technologies and protocols.


    Demonstrates cross-disciplinary knowledge, leadership, and communication. Designs and implements experimental protocol.
  • Trains and supervises technical staff and other scientists. Coordinates with other technical and professional staff.
  • Collects, processes, and interprets experimental data. Assess strengths and weaknesses of work.
  • Prepares publication-ready manuscripts. Finalizes reports and reviews for submission to scientific journals and patent applications.
  • Makes scientific observations, maintains detailed workbooks/documentation, and ensures documentation fulfills generally accepted professional/industry standards.
  • Coordinates and prepares new grant and funding applications.
  • 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Direct Supervisor: Direct authority to make decisions on the following: employee hiring, disciplinary action, starting salaries and merit increases; conduct employee performance evaluations and directs work activities.

Physical Capabilities

  • Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods

Education and Experience

  • Doctoral Degree or Medical Degree in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Medical Technology, or related field required
  • Minimum of 8-10 years experience required.
  • 4 years of post-doctorate experience required

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of applicable complex scientific procedures and techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to troubleshoot technical procedures.
  • Ability to work independently and supervise others.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a T3/Secret Clearance

Work Environment

  • This position will take place primarily in a laboratory setting

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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)

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

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.


*Please mention you saw this ad on PhdJobs.*

Apply Now

Be Seen By Recruiters at the Best Institutions

Create a FREE Profile to be Seen!

Want to stand

Phd Hiring Begins Here.®