I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
Job Description Summary:
The George Washington University School of Medicine has an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Brad Jones in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine. The Jones lab is situated in Ross Hall in Washington, DC and the lab website is here – https://smhs.gwu.edu/jones-lab/.
The Jones lab was established in April 2015, and focuses on studying the interaction between HIV-specific T-cells and NK cells with the viral reservoirs that persist in antiretroviral (ARV) treated individuals. In addition to describing this natural interaction we are actively developing methods to harness natural and engineered T cells to contribute to reservoir eradication. We are evaluating these approaches ex vivo using leukapheresis samples and in vivo using a humanized mouse model. We have a particular interest in translating promising approaches into the clinic.
Postdoctoral scientists are required to lead a number of projects that are currently funded by the NIH, amfAR, and the DC-CFAR. Discretionary funds are also available for the exploration of postdoc-initiated projects.
Candidates should be driven by a desire to help advance the field of HIV cure research and should have the ability to work with limited direct supervision. Individuals skilled in a subset of the following techniques will be preferred: T-cell cloning/generation of T-cell lines, measurement of antigen-specific T-cell responses (ELISPOT, ICS); HIV recognition and elimination assays; viral reservoir measurements (ddPCR, qPCR, viral outgrowth assays); mouse handling; viral sequencing/deep sequencing; bioinformatics.
Education requirements include a Ph.D. degree with a background in virology or immunology, fluency in English, and a record of peer-reviewed publications.
The successful candidate will assist in design, evaluation, and conducting experiments and research while receiving advanced training from the Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence. He/she will assist in the development of new ideas that promote current research, prepare and publish scientific manuscripts and assist with grant writing. He/she will work closely with students and be responsible for the operation of specific equipment, training techniques to other laboratory personnel, and supervising research staff as necessary.Minimum Qualifications:
Require’s a PhD in the field or in a related area.Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. degree with a background in virology or immunology, fluency in English, and a record of peer-reviewed publications.
Individuals skilled in a subset of the following techniques will be preferred: T-cell cloning/generation of T-cell lines, measurement of antigen-specific T-cell responses (ELISPOT, ICS); HIV recognition and elimination assays; viral reservoir measurements (ddPCR, qPCR, viral outgrowth assays); mouse handling; viral sequencing/deep sequencing; bioinformatics.
I. POSITION INFORMATION
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom 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: Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 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: 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: RP000095 Job Open Date: 08/02/2016 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
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