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Post-Doctoral Scientist

Employer
George Washington University
Location
Mount Rainier, MD
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Job Description Summary:

The laboratory of Dr. David Watkins is looking for a talented Post Doctoral Scientist who is interested in working in the development and efficacy testing of vaccines, diagnostic tests, and therapeutic drugs against viral diseases. The Watkins' lab has been focused on understanding the immune response to viruses and regularly works with HIV/SIV, Dengue, Zika, Yellow Fever, Coronaviruses, and other viruses.
The position independently performs diverse experiments including cell culture maintenance, cell preparation from animal tissues, bacterial cloning and plasmid prep, PCR, and flow cytometry analysis.

This position is primarily a temporary/training position in which the incumbent plays a substantive role in planning and conducting research by designing and conducting experiments in a controlled laboratory setting. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, this role will participate in the planning of independent research, will analyze and interpret data, will publish results, will represent the university at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This position may also help the Principal Investigator to lead and direct the work of lower level research staff. This role performs work under the supervision of experienced researchers.

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 Doctoral degree or comparable doctoral degree 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:

Ability to work both as a team and independently.
Highly enthusiastic to learn new techniques.

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
Individual Contributor
Level
Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time:
Full time -> FTE 1.00
Hours Per Week:
40
Work Schedule:
Monday through Friday, 8:30-5:00 pm
Will this job require the employee to work on site?
Yes
Employee Onsite Status

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:
R001727
Job Open Date:
10/19/2023
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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