The Geneva Foundation

Research Laboratory Technician

Req No.
2022-3198
Category
Office of Research Management (ORM)
Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Locations
US-MD-Silver Spring
<b> Location : Name </b>
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research WRAIR

Overview

About The Geneva Foundation

 

The Geneva Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit established in 1993 with the purpose to ensure optimal health for service members and the communities they serve. This purpose is accomplished through our mission to advance military medicine through research, development, and education. Our vision is to lead the way in transforming military medicine. Our culture is living our core values that focus on a higher purpose. Geneva serves a diverse population and is committed to making diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging a central focus of the employee experience. As a leader in military medical research, we develop critical lifesaving solutions for the global community – and build rewarding careers for our employees.

 

Benefits

 

Our benefits package includes financial rewards that are a significant part of the employee's total rewards compensation package. Geneva's highly competitive benefits include medical, dental, and vision healthcare, Flexible Spending Account, Health Savings account, with employer contribution. Coverage is provided for employees and family members including domestic partners. Short-and long-term disability, Employee Assistance Program, Life & ADD insurance, 403b retirement plan with generous employer match, flexible leave options, 11 paid holidays per year, and up to 4 weeks of paid time off in a rolling year. Employees may qualify for PSLF as Geneva is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Full time positions come with all benefits. Part time and intermittent positions may vary.

 

About The Position

 

The Research Laboratory Technician I will provide technical knowledge and expertise in clinical laboratory analysis by assisting with bench top experiments, preparing and assisting with the experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and preparing reports.

 

This is an on-site position assigned to Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD. A thorough government background check will be required. 

 

About The Project

 

​U.S. Service Members are at risk of exposure to a variety of toxic chemicals and materials throughout their normal duty activities. The complexity of these exposures requires a broad scope effort to understand and address the resulting health effects. We propose to develop an integrated Operational Systems Toxicology program to study multiple military relevant exposures. Systems toxicology brings together the traditional testing methods of toxicology with cutting edge technology to examine how changes in genes, proteins, and other factors following a toxic exposure contribute to the development of injury. The work presented in this proposal will lay the ground work to allow the US military to enter a new era of personalized toxicology, by helping to develop tools that can protect Service Members and civilians from injury or diseases resulting from toxic exposures.

 

Salary Range

 

$45,000 - $60,000. Salaries are determined based on several factors including external market data, internal equity, and the candidate’s related knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position.

 

Responsibilities

  • Work with animal and human tissue
  • Provide technical knowledge and expertise in clinical laboratory analysis
  • Write referenced clinical treatment briefs using Government provided methodologies and formats
  • Perform preliminary research, information gathering, and information packaging in preparation for the Clinical Panels, as needed
  • Assist the production team with data input
  • Provide technical knowledge and expertise in clinical laboratory analysis with expert-guided recommendations for required tasks, length of tasks, responsible treaters, essential characteristics and material assignments
  • Adheres to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA), International Air Transportation Association (IATA) Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and infection control procedures
  • Demonstrate proficiency in performing basic study related procedures as required
  • Execution and maintenance of research study
  • Manage study documentation to include accurate and timely filing
  • Collection of data and data entry
    • Responsible for cleaning, disinfecting and maintenance of all clean rooms and equipment
    • Assist with receipt and inspection of raw materials, lab ordering and stocking, as requested
    • Process and ship samples according to all regulations and protocol requirements
    • Document all correspondence and communication pertinent to the research
    • Interact and communicate effectively with PI, other site personnel, research participants, The Geneva Foundation and the study sponsor
    • Comply with all the rules and regulations as applicable to assigned duty station
    • Assist in the preparation and analysis of laboratory experiments, as requested
    • Maintain and update files of all applicable regulatory documentation for IACUC or IRB (including protocols, approvals, amendments, modifications, etc.) as well as any communications with the sponsor or any other Federal or regulatory office (including prior approvals, change in scope, etc.)
  • Perform bioassays of tissue culture and rodent tissues, when applicable to protocol

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience required
  • 1 year experience (academic or field) in biomedical or research laboratory preferred
  • Experience working with RNA and Next-Gen sequencing is highly preferred
  • Experience with DNA, RNA, and/or protein extraction
  • General molecular biology prep experience is preferred
  • Non-profit, research, or healthcare experience desired
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrate competence in oral and written communication
  • Must be organized, attentive to detail, and posses a positive, friendly and professional demeanor
  • Must be flexible with changing priorities and able to communicate in a diplomatic and professional manner
  • Computer skills including at least intermediate level experience with Excel and other Microsoft Office Software
  • Strong data management and processing skills
  • Knowledge of Military Operational Planning, the Military Health System and the Military Medical Logistics System preferred
  • Experience in performing complex chemical, biological, hematological, immunologic, microscopic, and bacteriological tests desired
  • Familiarity with medical terminology and abbreviations

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