Laboratory Technician

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Job Description Summary:

A Laboratory Technician position is available in the Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology and the Cancer Center at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The Shibata lab applies concepts from developmental biology and stem cell biology to prostate cancer research. We use genetically engineered mouse models, explant cultures, and 3D organoid culture systems to study androgen signaling during prostate development, and to identify novel molecular drivers of castration-resistant prostate cancer.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Lab Technician that can work independently and interact well with others as part of a team. For interested candidates, possibility to contribute directly to research projects.

Duties include:
• Ordering and organizing supplies and research reagents.
• Maintenance of mouse colonies, breeding, and genotyping.
• Maintaining lab equipment and overseeing compliance with Biosafety guidelines.
• Assistance with animal surgeries.
• Assistance in performing tissue sectioning and staining, imaging, cell culture and molecular biology experiments.
• 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 high school diploma/GED plus 1.5 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor’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:

-Previous experience with mouse colony management
-Background in molecular, cell or developmental biology


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 Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 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:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000542 Job Open Date: 05/16/2018 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. Letter of Recommendation 1
    2. Letter of Recommendation 2





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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/17/2018
    Application Due: 6/14/2018
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