Research Assistant - Pei Lab

Washington, DC
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University invites applications from outstanding scientists interested in contributing to the research program of the recently established George Washington Cancer Center (GWCC). Areas of particular interest are cancer epigenetics, cancer immunology and immunotherapy, and viral/microbial oncology. Examples include gene regulation, signal transduction, cancer genetics, and functional genomics and proteomics.

The GWCC ( brings together the resources of the George Washington University, the GW Medical Faculty Associates, and the GW University Hospital to expand current research efforts in the fight against cancer and to position our institution as the premier cancer care provider in the Washington, D.C. area.

The GWCC at George Washington University has an immediate opening in the laboratory of Dr. Huadong Pei for a highly skilled and motivated Research Assistant in signal transduction in cancer. The candidate will assist in research to develop new strategies to targeting breast cancer and other cancer. The focus will be on the characterization of novel DNA damage response players that are involved in genome stability and cancer. Studies also include Glycosylation modification and cancer cell metabolism. The research team uses an integrative approach that involves cell and molecular biology, proteomics, and in vivo mouse studies. The Research Assistant’s responsibilities include: (1) collecting, analyzing and processing laboratory samples and research data; (2) assisting in evaluating research methods and techniques; (3) setting up and maintaining laboratory equipment; and, (4) preparing stocks solutions and other media. 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:

A BA/BS in related discipline is required, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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

Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or related field, and strong background in cell culture, biochemical and molecular biology techniques and small animal model systems. Ability to work both independently and cooperatively within a team is essential.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom 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 Hours Per Week: 40 Hours per Week Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00a - 5:30p 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: R000287 Job Open Date: 04/17/2017 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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    1. Curriculum Vitae
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    2. Letter of Recommendation 1
    3. Letter of Recommendation 2
    4. Letter of Recommendation 3


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