Research Assistant, Epilepsy Center

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Job Description Summary:

The mission of the Epilepsy Center at George Washington University is to stop seizures and reverse associated health and social problems, improving the quality of life of persons with epilepsy. Dr. Koubeissi’s lab supports advances in the treatment of epilepsy through research that focuses on increasing the accuracy of identification of the seizure focus. This research includes attempts to find radiologic and electroencephalographic markers of epileptogenic brain regions, and novel methods of identifying brain areas that need to be spared by surgery, such as ones that are important for speech, movement, and memory. We proudly participate in research endeavors that aim at improving seizure control without compromising important brain functions. Our clinical research focuses on investigating new treatments for temporal lobe epilepsy that aim at sparing or improving memory.

The Epilepsy Center is looking for a Research Assistant. The Research Assistant will support the research laboratory’s focus of studying the effects of electrical stimulation on seizures.

Duties include:
1) conducting research experiments which include, but are not limited to, using different animal models of epilepsy, stereotactic implantation of electrodes in rat brain and recording seizures by video and EEG, and behavioral testing in the radial arm maze and Morris water maze
2) collecting and analyzing data
3) assisting with the preparation of results for publication in reports, papers, journals and grant applications.
4) 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. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

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

Experience with animal handling and EEG recordings in rats is desirable.


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: Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5:30 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: R000537 Job Open Date: 05/08/2018 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. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    Optional Documents
    1. Letter of Recommendation 1
    2. Letter of Recommendation 2
    3. Letter of Recommendation 3
    4. Names and Contact Information for References





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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/9/2018
    Application Due: 6/20/2018
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