Research Associate - Primate Genomics Laboratory

Washington, DC
Feb 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The new Primate Evolutionary Genetics Lab at George Washington University is seeking a Research Associate who will serve as a central lab assistant to help with basic duties and maintenance of the lab and help organize and curate precious data and lab samples. The Primate Genomics Research Associate will:

• Help oversee daily maintenance of the new Primate Genomics Lab
• Help develop and test lab methodologies which entails work in a BL2 genetics wet lab.

The position requires the ability to do PCR amplifications, nucleic acid isolation's and quantification's, and gel electrophoresis as well as some experience with bioinformatic analysis of genomic data sets.

All required additional documents needed to successfully apply are listed in the Applicant Documents section of this posting. Minimum Qualifications:

MA/MS in biology, biological anthropology, or related field is required and 1-3 years of relevant experience.

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

Must have experience with genetics bench work including DNA extractions, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and bioinformatics.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS) Family Sub-Family Stream Level Full-Time/Part-Time: Part-Time Hours Per Week: 20 Work Schedule: Mon-Fri Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No 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: Staff - 004760 Job Open Date: 09/24/2015 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: 09/23/2017 Background Screening 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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Applicant Documents
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  2. Cover Letter
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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