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Worldwide, Maryland

Researcher and Database Support

The Military & Health Research Foundation (MHRF) provides solutions to help federal agencies lower administrative costs, improve the healthcare being delivered to the military both on and off the battlefield, and develop novel innovations that will impact the field of medicine across the board. We also provide analytics that combine clinical knowledge with big data technology and techniques to transform petabytes of data into meaningful solutions for our customers.


Our Defense Health Agency customer at Joint Base San Antonio/Lackland is looking for a candidate to produce instances of data suitable for analysis in the Google cloud. The candidate will take ownership of bringing the data together to enable reporting and analysis activities. You will assist the team in accessing the data and making sense of data in its raw form. Must be comfortable working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams. Supports and optimizes the database systems that support the customer’s ability to function on a daily basis. Conducts performance tuning of indexes and databases in general. Reviews database design and integration of systems, provides backup recovery and makes recommendations regarding enhancements and/or improvements. Helps formulates policies, procedures, and standards relating to research and database management.

The candidate will collaborate with the management and enhancement the data storage environment and help develop a long-term research strategy.

Project Design

This project will leverage NIH databases, including the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Data Repositories, to allow the analysis of genomic data for disease risk. Find risk factors for pulmonary disorders from genomic and phenotypic databases by associating genomic polymorphisms with disease. Cohort and case-control analysis of existing databases which contain whole genome sequences along with phenotypic information and data from questionnaires. All of this data has been de-identified and subjects are assigned a unique GUID to ensure independent observations in the study analysis.


  • Requires 5-7 years of research experience with a PhD or MS
  • Experience developing analytic and reporting solutions
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a research team environment
  • Understanding of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics a plus
  • Must pass a NACI background investigation

Full time employee or 1099 status is available

About the Military & Health Research Foundation

The Military & Health Research Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation dedicated to discovering and transitioning lasting solutions for troops on the battlefield and across civilian healthcare settings. Since 2010, our driving factor has been to work side by side with our government customers to ensure technologies match all requirements, there are defined regulatory pathways, and to offer a more rapid turn around for medical solutions. The Foundation works with our research partners to identify and market multiple applications for technologies across a variety of user settings and specialties. Our goal is to ensure that dynamic life-saving technologies with the advances in healthcare are readily accessible when the need arises. MHRF is an EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

How to Apply

Send resume to Elizabeth Stoops at estoops@militaryhealthresearch.org