Job Description Summary:
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular strives to 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
There is an immediate opening for a Research Associate position in the
laboratory of Dr. Rong Li to study the interactions between tumor cells and
immune cells in a breast tumor microenvironment. The position independently
carries out research/development activities by designing and conducting
experiments in a controlled laboratory setting, under general guidance from
the Principal Investigator. Using a certain degree of creativity and latitude,
the core responsibilities of this position include making detailed
observations, analyzing data, and interpreting results. This position compiles
results and prepares technical reports and documentation of outcomes. This
role is familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a
particular field. Working under general supervision, this position typically
reports to a Principal Investigator. Specific responsibilities include:
- Handling laboratory mice, breeding, genotyping, colony management.
- Conducting molecular biology-related experiments including DNA, RNA, and
protein extraction and gel electrophoresis.
- Performing cell culture-related work including cell passaging and basic
- Assisting with lab organization including ordering, receiving and shelfing
of lab reagents and common reagent preparation.
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.
Qualified candidates will hold a master's degree and 1 year of experience in a
related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the
Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum
MS degree with basic chemistry and biology-related knowledge; prior lab
experience such as animal handling is preferred but not essential
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 Individual Contributor
Level Level 1
Hours Per Week: 40 hours per week
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 5:30
Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes
Employee Onsite Status On-campus (in person)
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening,
Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace,
and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R001427
Job Open Date: 10/07/2021
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.
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.
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you hold a master's degree in a biology-related field?
Do you have previous laboratory experience?
Have you handled laboratory mice?
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