Post Doctoral Scientist, Myasthenia Gravis Research

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Job Description Summary:

Our Department of Neurology serves to fulfill the tripartite mission of all academic departments contributing to patient care, education, and discovery that leads to new therapeutics. We partner with colleagues throughout George Washington University, George Washington University Hospital, the Children’s National Health System, and the National Institutes of Health. Patients benefit from state of the art care utilizing all current medical technologies. A core of dedicated faculty provide outstanding educational program for residents and medical students based on a rich patient population from the Washington, D.C. community. Research is active in areas of dementia, cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, and myasthenia gravis. Since September 1, 2011, the Department has begun a period of major expansion with a goal of becoming the regional leader in the provision of neurological care. Find out more here:

The Laboratory for Myasthenia Gravis (MG) Research is dedicated to “a world without MG.” To achieve that goal the Laboratory has a broad-based research program dedicated to understanding the pathogenesis of MG with a focus on development of new therapeutics. Our therapy development program spans pre-clinical programs, clinical trials, and biomarker discovery. We are interested in the assessment anti-apoptotic factors in the maintenance of autoimmunity and optimization of complement therapeutics in disease therapy. The lab utilizes broad-based discovery approaches (metabolomics, miRNA profiles) and focused hypothesis driven methods using ELISA, flow cytometry and qPCR, and behavioral assessments of animals.

The Post-Doctoral Scientist will be involved in studies of human tissues and cells as well as animal models.

Responsibilities include:
(1) Plans independent research and analyzes and publishes results;
(2) Provides functional and administrative supervision of supporting research staff and transfers technical knowledge and expertise;
(3) Develops protocol and criteria;
(4) In conjunction with the Principal Investigator, may present research at conferences and meetings; and
(5) Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assisting 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:

-PhD in immunology and additional post-doctoral training in autoimmune disorders is preferred.
- Extensive knowledge in immunology, flow cytometry, and experience in use of animal models.
– Excellent communication skills and team work.


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 through Friday, 8:30 to 5:30 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: R000399 Job Open Date: 10/16/2017 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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    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Names and Contact Information for References
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    3. Letter of Recommendation 1
    4. Letter of Recommendation 2
    5. Letter of Recommendation 3





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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/2/2018
    Application Due: 5/1/2018
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