Post Doctoral Scientist

Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology is home to some of the University’s leading educators and researchers. As a modern biomedical research department, faculty members direct NIH-funded projects, with a focus on molecular, cellular, developmental, and physiological aspects in the field of stem cell and regenerative biology.

The laboratory of Dr. Xiaoyan Zheng at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is seeking a Post Doctoral Scientist who is interested in obtaining training in cancer biology. The Post Doctoral Scientist will be involved in a project(s) in understanding how altered signaling in tumor cells and the tumor microenvironment can influence tumor progression.

Duties include:
•Design and conduct experiments under the supervision of the PI
•Application of lab techniques such as tissue dissection , primary cell culture, qPCR, molecular cloning, immunoblotting, immunoprecipitation, immunostaining, and confocal microscopy imaging.
• Maintain accurate records of research findings and analyzes results;
•Prepare research results for publications in reports, papers, journals, books and other media;
This position performs other 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:

Requires a PhD in the field or in a related area.

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

• Ph.D., or equivalent degree in biological or biomedical science.
• Experience in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, and/or genetic methodologies
• First author publications in well-regarded scientific journals.


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: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 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:

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter providing a compelling reason for their interest in the position, a CV, and names and contacts for 3 references.

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000389 Job Open Date: 09/27/2017 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.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. Names and Contact Information for References
    Optional Documents
    1. Statement of Research Interest
    2. Letter of Recommendation 1
    3. Letter of Recommendation 2


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