Culture at HJF

U.S. Employees
International Employees
of HJF Executives are Women
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Excellence and Innovation

HJF teammates are furthering medical research in such a way that it makes a tangible difference in the world around them.

HJF addresses the most complex medical challenges that have global impact. Individually and as an organization, we support the creation of new technologies, operational frameworks, and research protocols that improve healthcare delivery, treatment, diagnostics and prevention of disease – all in the spirit of our mission to advance military medicine.

Our teammates implement holistic and flexible solutions that support the clinical, financial and operational need

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Culture and Values

We believe that empowered people, working together, fueled by thoughtful leadership and our mission, in an environment in which they thrive, will produce best-in-class medical research for the mutual benefit of military and civilian health.

To create the progress we want to see in medical research, our work is anchored by our values: Honesty & Integrity, Excellence & Innovation, Diversity & Community, Dignity & Respect.

Everyone at HJF is responsible for making this a great place to work, and our internal culture affects what we can achieve in medical research. We want every employee to have a sense of belonging and engagement as well as the knowledge that they can contribute at their highest potential.

Our shared outlooks and accountability as employees, managers, and leaders are reflected in HJF’s Values, commitment to transparency and ethical business conduct, and our Conflict of Interest Policy.

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Our Response to COVID-19

When the COVID-19 pandemic struck the United States early in 2020, our leadership team was uniquely equipped to form a thoughtful and effective response. With multiple infectious disease physicians on the executive team, HJF leadership moved quickly to ensure the health and safety of our team across the globe. 

HJF balanced its organizational mission to advance military medicine with the priority of keeping our teammates and colleagues safe. Over 98% of the HJF home office staff was able to immediately transition to maximizing telework after the initial declaration of emergency in March of 2020. 

Further, HJF leadership sourced and supplied Personal Protection Equipment for a number of teammates who were required to continue their work on-site. In June of 2020, HJF supplied cloth masks to the entire workforce as a proactive protective measure. 

As HJF’s research partners pivoted their efforts to COVID-19 virus mapping, vaccine development and trials, we doubled-down on supporting those efforts so military medical initiatives tied directly to combatting COVID-19 continued at a fast pace.

Due to work in the health sector, HJF's teammates were also able to use their proof of employment to receive priority vaccination status. As restrictions and occupancy requirements shifted at different worksites, HJF's leadership has stayed communicative and focused on the safety our teammates. 

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HJF’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

At HJF, we believe that having diverse perspectives, an inclusive culture, and equitable outcomes are vital to creating the most effective solutions to advance military medicine and further medical innovation.

That’s why we’re committed to:

  • Representing and accepting all forms of visible and invisible difference so everyone can bring their whole selves to work
  • Furthering a sense of belonging and being respected, while valuing people for who they are as individuals
  • Fostering internal practices that help us build a culturally competent workforce that is empowered and supported
  • Ensuring fairness in opportunities for all people to have equal access to career advancement, resources, and pay


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