Job Overview


Would you like to help the Defense Health Agency provide a world-class health system that supports the military mission by fostering, protecting, sustaining and restoring health?

This position is located in the Defense Health Agency (DHA), within the Research, Development and Acquisition Directorate, at the National Museum of Health and Medicine Collection located in Silver Spring, Maryland. The incumbent serves as a Museum Specialist in charge of the management of the Anatomical Collections of the National Museum of Health and Medicine. The incumbent develops, supports and implements approaches, techniques and plans as needed to accomplish objectives.


Duties as Museum Specialist (Anatomical) include but are not limited to the following:

·         Managing collection of preserved wet and dry tissue specimens and histological glass slides of medical, anthropological and historical significance.

·         Answering official, professional and public inquires about the Anatomical Collection.

·         Providing care to a wide variety of anatomical specimens with specialized preservation techniques including fluid preservation (formalin), macerated and dried skeletal materials and histological glass tissue slides.

·         Preparation and maintenance of anatomical specimens for long-term curation consistent with research and educational use.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses i.e. PCS may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations and available command funding.

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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