The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is seeking a Medical Technologist for the HIV Research Program (MHRP) located at the Walter Reed Army Institute (WRAIR) in Silver Spring, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MHRP. Responsibilities: Performance of serological and immunological assays and specimen processing and rejection in accordance with laboratory SOPs, manufacturer guidelines and CAP/ FDA regulations. Ensures compliance with all QA program requirements and documents activities in accordance with established standards. Coordinates and performs validation of new assays, equipment, and materials as required with the HDRL QA Manager and the HDRL Laboratory Manager. Performs and documents all weekly, monthly, semi-annual, and annual maintenance on equipment required to perform assigned testing. Ensures the proper handling of samples in accordance with assigned SOPs including, but not limited to, proper data entry, specimen handling, storage and aliquoting of the specimens. Responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining and validating SOPs as required for the performance of serological testing. Ensures the proper data entry of specimen data and testing results into the appropriate databases. Responsible for performing assigned tasks in accordance with applicable safety regulation and instructions. Ensures proper documentation of all testing performed in accordance with laboratory standard practices. Understand and assist in the performance and testing requirements associated with clinical research protocols, and be prepared to execute testing in accordance with SOPs. Supports international laboratory supply management by shipping necessary kits and consumables in accordance with IATA regulations. Tracks and manages international shipments in support of MHRP/HDRL/DLDM research protocols. Properly packages and ships samples from DLDM to other laboratories in accordance with 49CFR. Performs specimen storage, retrieval, inventory, and disposal activities. Domestic and International travel in support of clinical research protocols may be required. Performs all other duties as assigned. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities : Excellent laboratory and technical skills, ability to work independently, excellent record keeping ability, excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Minimum Education/Training Requirements : B.S. in Medical Technology, biological or chemical science preferred. Minimum Experience : 0 – 2 years experience preferred but not required for this position. Physical Capabilities : Job performance requires ability to move around and between several laboratory areas. The individual must be able to work in a laminar flow hood for handling of infectious agents. Fine motor coordination in manipulation of laboratory materials is essential. The individual must be able to stand and/or sit for lengthy periods to include, but not limited to, processing of specimens, operation of instrumentation, and data analysis at a computer terminal. The individuals must be able to lift/push/pull up to 50lbs for shipping logistics. Required Licenses, Certification or Registration : None required, but Medical Laboratory Technician, ASCP or equivalent certified is preferred. Certified shipper (49CFR and IATA) mandatory, will provide training. Work Environment : Laboratory setting at 9100 Brookville Road, BLDG. 508, Silver Spring, MD 20910 and 13 Taft Ct, St101 Rockville MD, 20850. The incumbent will handle bio-hazardous materials, and infectious human specimens to include, but not limited to, HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HTLV, and syphilis infected material. The incumbent will be expected to practice safe handling of infectious materials and hazardous chemicals. This laboratory supports work of investigators of diverse scientific disciplines. TO APPLY Please copy and paste the following URL into your web browser: http://careers.hjf.org/psp/eapp/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=210849&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1 The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (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, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.