Research Assistant 2-1, Large Volume Typing, Marrow Donor Program - Georgetown University Medical C

Washington D.C.
Apr 09, 2018
May 17, 2018
Analyst, Research
Education, Research
Full Time
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Research Assistant 2-1, Large Volume Typing, Marrow Donor Program - Georgetown University Medical Center

The C.W. Bill Young Department of Defense (DoD) Marrow Donor Program - often called the DoD Marrow Donor Program or Salute to Life - is located in Rockville, Maryland, and has been in operation since 1991. We work exclusively with military personnel and their dependents, DoD civilian employees, Reservists, and Coast Guard and National Guard members to facilitate marrow and stem cell donations.

The Research Assistant 2-2 performs high volume molecular testing and supports laboratory activities. Reporting to the Manager of the Large Volume Typing (LVT) Laboratory, the Research Assistant 2-1 has duties that include but are not limited to:

Lab Testing

  • Performs high volume molecular human leukocyte antigen (HLA) Class I and Class II testing of patient, donor, and research specimens in a timely manner. 
  • Maintains and ensures accurate test records within appropriate databases; evaluate typing results.

Lab Support

  • Performs required equipment and laboratory cleaning and maintenance.
  • Delivers and restocks supplies within the laboratory and donor center.
  • Works with internal and external partners and resources.
  • Complies with laboratory, American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI), and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) standards.


  • Bachelor's degree in science or health related field
  • 1 to 2 years in clinical lab setting
  • Good computer skills
  • Advanced organizational, interpersonal, and verbal and written communication skills  
  • Ability to work with colleagues and donors of diverse backgrounds and attention to detail

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