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Research Assistant

Employer
George Washington University
Location
Mount Rainier, MD
Closing date
May 26, 2024

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Job Description Summary:

Founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is the 11th oldest medical school in the country and the first in the nation's capital. Since its establishment, the school has been at the forefront of medical education, and has grown to include highly-ranked programs in the health and biomedical sciences. With dozens of top-tier residency programs, SMHS is a competitive and esteemed destination for medical school graduates across the country. Find out more here: http://smhs.gwu.edu/. The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (BMM) of the George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS), strives to deliver the highest quality of professional education and training, and conduct cutting-edge research in the areas of biochemistry, molecular genetics, and genomics with a goal to better understand human disease. Additionally, the Department continues to have a long and successful record in training Undergraduate, Master, and Graduate students at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine is seeking a full-time Research Assistant for the laboratory of Dr. Jiyoung Lee. Dr. Lee laboratory investigates cancer signaling and metabolism using cell lines, patient tumor tissues and animal tumor models. This research support position contributes to research/development by assisting with experiments in a controlled laboratory setting. The core responsibilities of this position include assisting with data collection and administration of experimental procedures. The position will assist with cell cultures and maintenance, molecular and cell biology experiments including transfection, DNA/RNA isolation, qRT-PCR, protein analysis, western blotting, and viability assays. They will assist with Animal tumor injection, drug treatment, monitoring animal welfare and animal husbandry using mouse models. The Research Assistant will be directly trained and supervised from PI on a daily basis. Once trained, they will be responsible for assisting in performing experiments under the direct supervision of the principal investigator and trained senior researchers. The Research Assistant will also receive mentoring and direct guidance from the senior researchers to advance his/her career in academic research. . The primary job functions do not require exercising independent judgment. They will work with other researchers in the lab to support a collaborative research environment.

Responsibilities include:

1. Assists in maintaining cancer cell lines according to the PI's instruction.

2. Assists in maintaining buffers, solutions and aliquots for research activity in the lab.

3. Assists in maintaining of polyacrylamide gels for western blots.

4. Assists in performing protein, DNA, RNA isolation and quantification.

5. Assists in performing viability and proliferation assays and functional assays using cell lysates.

6. Assists with basic mouse experiments such as body weight monitoring and ear tagging and recording information

7. Assists in performing transfection and transduction of cancer cells.

Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

- Previous lab experience is preferred.

Typical Hiring Range
Commensurate with Experience.

II. POSITION INFORMATION

Campus Location:
Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department:
School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)
Family
Research and Labs
Sub-Family
Laboratory Research
Stream
Service and Support
Level
Level 2
Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full time -> FTE 1.00
Hours Per Week:
40 hours per week
Work Schedule:
Monday through Friday, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Will this job require the employee to work on site?
Yes
Employee Onsite Status
On-campus (in person)
Telework:

Required Background Check
Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only?
No
Posting Number:
R002096
Job Open Date:
12/07/2023
Job Close Date:

If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

Background Screening
Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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