Research Assistant

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Job Description Summary:

GW’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine (MITM) conducts innovative, fundamental, basic and translational research for HIV/AIDS and neglected tropical diseases. MITM has a strong tradition of training and policy advocacy for these infectious and parasitic diseases, which initiate and perpetuate poverty and suffering worldwide. Additional information on MITM can be found at the following link:

MITM is searching for a full-time Research Assistant for Dr. Lynch’s laboratory. Dr. Lynch’s main interest is to characterize the humoral immune response to viral infections such as HIV and Zika as well as to develop new HIV eradication strategies.

This position will assist the current Lynch Lab researchers in planning, executing, and analyzing immunology and virology experiments in the context of HIV-1 and/or flavivirus infection. The individual will conduct experiments under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and will also receive mentoring and direct guidance from the Principal Investigator in order to advance their career in academic research.

Responsibilities include:
•Provide assistance to Postdoctoral scientists and Lynch lab by generating lab reagents.
•Plan and schedule independent experiments consistent with the timeline and objectives of ongoing research projects.
•Optimize, develop, qualify and execute the following assays: ELISA, PCR, molecular cloning and neutralization assays.
•General maintenance of the laboratory. Maintenance of Good Laboratory Practice, comply with Biosafety guidelines, keep inspection records and generate SOPs and reports.
•Maintain and troubleshoot equipment.
•Participate in group meetings and present data
•Perform any other duties as appropriate within their competence, as required.

Incumbent is expected to work well as part of a team and have enthusiasm for the practice of science.

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:

BS in Microbiology or related field.

Ability to follow a set procedure and ability to work both as a team and independently.

Experience in immunology-based and molecular biology techniques including but not limited to: PCR, ELISA, nucleic acid extractions, cell culture and aseptic technique.

Knowledge of human work, clinical samples handling, molecular and cell biology techniques.


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: Mon-Fri, 8:30am - 5:30pm Position Designation: Non-Essential: Employees who are not required to work unless directed to do so by their supervisor. 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: R000536 Job Open Date: 05/07/2018 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. Curriculum Vitae
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume





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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/8/2018
    Application Due: 7/7/2018
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