Research Assistant II, DNA Processing & Patient Typing-1, Marrow Donor Program - Georgetown Univers

Washington D.C.
May 18, 2018
Aug 27, 2018
Analyst, Research
Full Time
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Research Assistant II, DNA Processing & Patient Typing-1, 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, Department of Defense civilian employees, Reservists, and Coast Guard and National Guard members to facilitate marrow and stem cell donations.

The Research Assistant II performs high volume molecular testing and supports laboratory activities. Reporting the Lab Manger, the Research Assistant II has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs high volume molecular 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.
  • Performs required equipment and laboratory cleaning and maintenance, and delivers and restocks supplies within the laboratory and donor center.
  • Complies with laboratory, ASHI, and HIPAA standards.
  • Interacts routinely with other Research Technicians.
  • Communicates via telephone, fax, email, letters and forms, face-to-face, and in other electronic formats with internal and external staff and partnering agencies.


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

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