Research Assistant

Location
Washington, D.C.
Posted
Mar 20, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Job Description Summary:

The laboratory’s interest is in the pathogenesis and treatment of myasthenia gravis. We have several projects focused on therapeutic development pre-clinically and clinically. We use rats and mice, including transgenic mice, in assessment of experimentally acquired myasthenia gravis. We also perform human studies of circulating white blood cells, thymus, and serum. Some investigations are focused on biomarker discovery using miRNA profiling, and cytokine evaluation. A variety of methods are used including: immuno-fluorescent microscopy, ELISA, flow cytometry, qPCR, and behavioral assessments of animals. The laboratory is further expanding its study of myasthenia gravis and its animal models. The Research Assistant’s duties include performing experiments, collecting, analyzing and reporting data, preparing literature reviews, maintaining supply inventory, and related tasks.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS 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:

Bachelor’s degree in science; lab experience in immunology or molecular biology is desirable. Excellent communication and teamwork skills.


I. POSITION INFORMATION

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 Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: M-F 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: R000500 Job Open Date: 03/15/2018 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
    Optional Documents
    1. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Letter of Recommendation 1
    3. Letter of Recommendation 2
    4. Letter of Recommendation 3
    5. List of Publications
    6. Names and Contact Information for References

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