Lab Associate

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Job Description Summary:

GW’s Department of Pharmacology & Physiology is an active research department, with federally funded programs in neuroscience and development, cardiovascular pharmacology and physiology, genomics, carcinogenesis and molecular oncology. We provide unique training opportunities in biomedical research at the pre-doctoral and postdoctoral level. We offer courses in Pharmacology and Physiology for Medical and Allied Health students, as well as several courses at the graduate level (through the GW Institute for Biomedical Sciences) and undergraduate level (our unique program in Pharmacogenomics). Our mission is to provide the highest quality of educational opportunities to our community, and to advance scientific knowledge and improve human health through cutting-edge research in the biomedical sciences. Additional information on Pharmacology & Physiology can be found at the following link:

The Department of Pharmacology & Physiology is searching for a full-time Laboratory Associate for Dr. Manzini’s laboratory.

The lab is composed of undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral scientist. We believe in multi-disciplinary and question-driven science with the goal of uncovering fundamental mechanisms regulating brain development.

The lab believes in innovative, multi-disciplinary and question-driven science, and promotes an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration inside and outside the lab. For more details on the research being conducted, please visit the lab’s website at

Duties include:
-Manage the zebrafish and mouse facilities in the Manzini lab, including training of new lab members, tank cleaning, system maintenance and management of equipment repairs, and emergencies.

-Performs colony management in the mouse facility and independently manage the fish facility.

-Provides training to new lab members in common lab procedures, managing animal protocols and ordering for the lab.

-Studying animal models of neurodevelopmental disorders in both mouse and zebrafish using microscopy and histology. Zebrafish-specific skills include microinjection and mouse-specific skills include behavioral analysis.

-Performs research experiments; and collects and analyzes data

-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:

Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS in a related discipline,plus 2 years of relevant professional experience or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

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

- B.A./B.S.
- Experience includes zebrafish and mouse husbandry, zebrafish facility management, embryo injection, histology, microscopy, animal behavior


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Support Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Mon-Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm 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: R000494 Job Open Date: 03/09/2018 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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      Posted: 3/10/2018
      Application Due: 5/2/2018
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