HJF is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to support the research in the laboratory of Dr. Galina Petukhova in the Dept. of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to USU. Responsible for initiating and carrying out research projects in collaboration with a research team.


1. Assists in designing, developing, executing, and implementing scientific research and/or development.

2. Investigates the feasibility of applying a wide variety of scientific principles and theories to potential inventions and products.

3. Utilizes molecular, genetic and biochemical experimental protocols to perform specialized laboratory studies of homologous recombination and DNA repair in mammals.

4. Collects and handles samples and keeps detailed records of experiments.

5. Prepares data for presentations at scientific meetings and for publication in journals.

6. Writes manuscripts and presents at Scientific Meetings and Conferences.

7. Assists with training laboratory staff as needed.

8. Maintains cleanliness of laboratory areas.

9. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of appropriate scientific area; ability to analyze and interpret data

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: PhD in a related scientific discipline

Physical Capabilities: Long periods of standing and sitting; intricate work with hands; carrying of light and moderately heavy laboratory equipment

Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: May provide guidance to laboratory staff

Work Environment: Laboratory environment; work with small animals; may involve working with biohazardous materials; may require working evenings and weekends

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.

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