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Senior Research Scientist

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

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Job Description Summary:

The Laboratory of Dr Xiaoyan Zheng in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and the Cancer Center at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences seeks a highly motivated Senior Research Scientist. Our primary research interest is in identifying target genes regulated by the Hh signal and thus to understand the molecular mechanisms employed by the Hh signaling pathway in regulating cell-cell interactions (I). In parallel, we are interested in developing novel reagents and experimental approaches combined with cutting-edge imaging technologies to study the biochemical and cell biological principles governing a critical yet poorly understood step of Hh signal transduction: trafficking of Hh receptors (II). These studies have broad potential significance for our understanding of the molecular basis of both development and human diseases linked to Hh pathway dysfunction, as well as for providing a basis for therapeutic modulation of pathway activity, either positively to stimulate regeneration or negatively to block malignant growth.

Duties include:

- Design and implement research protocols; design safety procedures; adapt new procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research procedures.

- Collect, prepare and analyze research data; keep a detailed notebook summarizing experiments and recording research data; maintain computer database of research data; tabulate and display data for presentation in research conferences and for manuscript preparation; use graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data; search pertinent scientific literature as needed.

- Supervise other personnel in the laboratory; participate in training of fellows, residents,
students and volunteer workers as needed.

- Oversee reagent preparation, equipment maintenance, animal maintenance; assist with ordering and procurement and with general maintenance of laboratory.

Performs other 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 Master's degree plus 8 years of experience or a PhD plus 5 years of experience in a related discipline, to include two years of research and/or college level teaching in a field basic to the work to be performed. Experience must include planning, conducting and reporting as primary responsibilities. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications:

- Familiarity with cell-cell signaling
- Strong background in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology
- Demonstrated experience in using Drosophila or mouse as a model system

Typical Hiring Range
Commensurate with Experience.


Campus Location:
Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)
Research and Labs
Laboratory Research
Individual Contributor
Level 5
Full time -> FTE 1.00
Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Will this job require the employee to work on site?
Employee Onsite Status
Essential onsite

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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?

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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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