Research Associate, Li Lab

George Washington University

United States

November 7, 2021


Posting Details

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 Sciences.

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 phenotype analysis. - 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

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 position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

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 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time 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) Telework: 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. 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.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Do you hold a master's degree in a biology-related field?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Do you have previous laboratory experience?
  • Yes
  • No
  • Have you handled laboratory mice?
  • yes
  • no
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

  • Resume
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