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Research Associate III - Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics - Maryland

2023-01-17 11:10 AM | NNS Office (Administrator)

Position title: Research Associate III - Gynecologic Surgery and Obstetrics

Organization: Henry M Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

Location: Uniformed Services Univ
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-0000

Summary of position:  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 the Uniformed Services University (USU) in Bethesda, MD. This position will be in support of the Rat Behavior Core. The Core is used by USUHS faculty who require behavioral testing for the performance of their pre-clinical research.

HJF is seeking a Research Associate III to perform overall operation and maintenance of the Core and will provide guidance for the development of behavioral testing protocols to suit the experimental needs of USUHS faculty, students, postdoctoral fellows, and research technicians.


  • Ability to perform behavioral tests for the evaluation of rat performance related to animal models used in pre-clinical research.
  • Responsible for operation, maintenance, calibration, and data collection related to the employment of behavioral testing equipment that is required for addressing questions related to a range of research projects, including studies in the neurosciences, physiology, immunology and infectious diseases, genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology, endocrinology, pharmacology, psychology and psychiatry, surgery, and preventive and rehabilitation.
  • Ability to oversee efficient use and scheduling of the Core and to work with the Core’s oversight faculty in designing behavioral testing facilities and protocols that suit the experimental needs of faculty.
  • Responsible for the development of standard operating procedures for behavioral testing and in some cases custom protocols, as appropriate.
  • Facilitate and guide scientists and students in the appropriate use of behavioral testing equipment, including procedures conducive to the acquisition of valid testing results and data.
  • Perform duties in accordance with USU Laboratory Animal Medicine policies and procedures, including humane animal use, the USUHS hazardous materials/waste program, and employee training/certification.
  • Responsible for planning and oversight for operational maintenance of all apparatuses to ensure that equipment is in good working order and is repaired as needed and that supplies/equipment are ordered as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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