Post Doctoral Scientist

Washington, D.C.
Mar 02, 2018
Position Type
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.

A Postdoctoral Scientist Position is available in the Laboratory of Dr. Inhee Chung in the Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology and the Cancer Center at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Chung lab focuses on understanding how interactions of cell surface oncoproteins with other cell surface proteins and lipids, as well as intracellular organelles, cause cancer cells to become metastatic. We are specifically interested in the alterations in cell adhesion, motility, survival, and metabolism that occur as a result of oncoprotein overexpression. We study these important disease-related questions using modern biophysical technologies, such as cutting-edge single-molecule and super-resolution microscopic methods, and mathematical approaches, along with conventional biochemistry, cell biology, and cancer biology techniques. This position will involve both independent and collaborative research.

Duties include:

• Researches on oncoprotein-overexpression driven cancer metastasis using cell lines, mouse, and primary cancer cells from patients.
• Designs and evaluates experiments and develops new ideas.
• Plans and develops research methods and techniques within the framework of the project.
• Maintains accurate records of research findings and analyzes results.
• Publish research results in scientific reports, journals, books and other media.
• Attends, contributes to, and leads internal and external meetings.
• Trains students on basic laboratory operations and functions.
• 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:

Qualified candidates will hold a PhD 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:

• PhD in cell biology, cancer biology, or related fields.
• A strong record of publication including at least 2 first author peer-reviewed publication.
• Experience with growth factor receptor signaling, metastasis mouse models, cancer biology methods, exosomes, or lipid biophysics.
• Organizational and communication skills, ability to think critically and creatively, and capacity to work independently as well as collaboratively.


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 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: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000460 Job Open Date: 01/23/2018 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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    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    Optional Documents
    1. Letter of Recommendation 1
    2. Letter of Recommendation 2


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