Senior Research Associate

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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 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 Senior Research Associate in the laboratory of Dr. Colin N. Young.

Current projects are focused on the central nervous system mechanisms underlying the development of hypertension, obesity and cardio-metabolic disorders, with a specific emphasis on endoplasmic reticulum stress, transcription factor activation, redox signaling and the renin-angiotensin system. A wide range of multidisciplinary approaches in murine models are used including whole animal cardiovascular and metabolic physiology, advanced in vivo imaging techniques, and genetic/molecular neuroscience strategies.

Duties include:
-Conduct, manage and design research in a laboratory setting.

-Appropriately employ techniques of whole animal physiology and cardiovascular/metabolic function, in vivo imaging techniques, and genetic/molecular approaches.

-Conduct written and oral presentation of research findings

-Assist in training of other laboratory members

-Prepare materials or samples

-Performing general lab and equipment maintenance

-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 master’s degree and 3 years of direct experience 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:

Highly motivated individuals with a M.S. or equivalent in a relevant discipline, demonstrated research productivity, and 3 years of experience in the field are encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter detailing their research interests and career goals, along with a CV.


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 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Mon-Fri; 9O00am - 5:00pm 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:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000509 Job Open Date: 04/03/2018 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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      Job No:
      Posted: 4/4/2018
      Application Due: 4/24/2018
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