Research Assistant

George Washington University
September 22, 2023
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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. The group's main interests are advancing our understanding of the molecular and cellular pathological mechanisms of myasthenia gravis using innovative rodent models and cutting-edge technologies, and developing antigen-specific immunosuppressive therapies for the disease. The research is highly interdisciplinary, relying on tools from molecular biology, biochemistry, structural biology, AI-based structure prediction, transgenic models, immunology, and neuroscience, but also including industrial collaboration. The laboratory of Dr. Jie Luo is seeking a motivated candidate at the rank of Research Assistant.

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, and assisting with administrative aspects of preparing manuscripts for publication. This position may perform some lab maintenance duties as a secondary function. This role typically works under immediate supervision, and the primary job functions do not require exercising independent judgment.

Duties Include: • Assists in the injection, tissue collection, clinical evaluation, recording and analyzing of results in animal experiments • Assists in performing immunoassays, flow cytometry analysis, mammalian and bacterial cell cultures, DNA preparation, and protein purification. • Provides general technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively. • Works collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams. • Assists in compiling results and preparing technical reports and documentation of outcomes. • 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 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:

• Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and to prioritize multiple tasks and demands. • Strong communication and excellent organizational, and interpersonal skills are essential. • Ability to learn actively, and function at a fast pace is a key to success in this position. • Prior experience in molecular biological techniques, cell culture, or animal models is desired.

Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience.


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 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 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: R002011 Job Open Date: 08/22/2023 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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