At MHRP, it’s not enough to have a job. We want you to build an exceptional career, with challenging projects, continuous learning and leadership opportunities in HIV research and global health. You can be a part of a team that will advance the HIV field as we search for an effective vaccine, and help save lives in Africa through HIV prevention, care and treatment programs.
When you join MHRP, you are joining a dedicated group of internationally recognized scientists that have made major contributions to the HIV field. MHRP has many successes to be proud of, especially our RV144 vaccine trial in Thailand that showed—for the first time ever—that it is possible for an HIV vaccine to reduce HIV infection in humans.
Diversity of thought helps create a dynamic team and work environment leading to strong collaborations with key partners, innovative research, and cutting-edge science that help advance the HIV field.
Our experienced team with expertise across the research continuum, high-quality international clinical sites and the capacity to collaborate effectively with diverse partners has helped drive our progress in HIV research and vaccine development efforts.
The military’s longstanding presence and strong relationships with the partners, host governments and militaries have helped enable MHRP to effectively develop world-class scientific infrastructures and long-term relationships needed for sustainable research efforts.
We work in closely with many U.S. agencies and organizations including the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the NIH. Our programs have developed robust in-country relationships with CDC, USAID, Peace Corps, and other stakeholders and have built powerful partnership with host country civil society, government, academia, and non-governmental organizations.
As an MHRP employee, you may have the opportunity to work at or travel to one of our many established world-class clinical and basic research platforms in Africa and Asia to experience the program first-hand.
At MHRP, the expectations of our professionals are high and we reward that commitment with industry-competitive compensation and benefit packages. The majority of our team is hired through and employed by the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF), a non-profit that supports military medical research. Many of our international employees are hired through the HJF international subsidiary, HJFMRI. In addition, we have many leaders and scientists who are Army active duty and Army civilians.
HJF provides flexible and generous benefit choices including comprehensive health, vision and dental insurance and a matching retirement program.
The majority of our team is hired through and employed by HJF. To view current openings through HJF, click here.
MHRP has many leaders and scientists who are Army active duty and Army civilians. To view current openings for U.S. Government civilian jobs, click here.
Meet the Team
Nikiah is the Senior Manager of Program Operations. She joined MHRP in 2016 as a Program Manager. Five years later, she has become a senior leader, managing various operations and awards and serving as the main point-of-contact for lab operations and awards management for HJF programs at WRAIR. Learn more about the work Nikiah does here.
MAJ Joshua Carmen
MAJ Joshua Carmen is a Research Scientist in the Laboratory of Antigen and Adjuvant Research (LAAR). He has been with the Army for over 18 years. He first enlisted as a medical laboratory technician and was later commissioned as a medical operations officer. Most recently, he became an Army Microbiologist and joined MHRP, his first duty station in that capacity. Find out more about MAJ Joshua Carmen here.
Bethany Dearlove joined the Viral Genetics section and has since excelled as a Bioinformatics Analyst. In her role, she uses computational and statistical tools to interpret and visualize large biological datasets generated by colleagues who work in more traditional ‘wet’ labs. She primarily works with sequence data to understand how viruses emerge, evolve and spread. Read Bethany's full story here.