Senior Research Assistant
Job Description Summary:
I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (BMM) strives to deliver the highest quality of professional education and training, and conduct cutting edge research in the areas of biochemistry, molecular genetics and genomics with a goal to better understand human disease. Additionally, the department continues to have a long and successful record in training undergraduate, master and graduate students at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Our Research Programs span from cancer biology, hepatobiology, autism, vascular biology, and computational genomics. Unlocking the mysteries of biologic processes at the molecular and genomic level is the common thread connecting all research programs. The overall research in the department continues to connect modern biochemistry and genomic discoveries to translational medicine, leading to a unique multidisciplinary research program in biochemistry and molecular medicine. Find out more here: https://smhs.gwu.edu/biochemistry/
The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine is searching for a Senior Research Assistant to work in Dr. Raja Mazumder’s lab. The applicant will be part of the GlyGen data team, involved in the development of glycoprotieomic knowledge bases.
The senior research assistant will need to operate in a role requiring little supervision and needs to ensure high-quality data is exchanged and integrated.
-Biological analysis and documentation using databases
- Run bioinformatic analyses
- Assist bioinformatics project manager with
tasks and projects
- Create technical documentation
- Assist with grants/contracts proposal
- Help conduct experiments
- Provide bioinformatic analysis assistance to other researchers in the group
- Create databases and webpages to disseminate data and information, as needed
- Maintenance of databases
- Manage software tools
- 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.
Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS and 1 year of 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:
B.S. degree with experience in the following biological areas: genetics, proteomics, cell biology.
Extensive knowledge of glycobiology, biochemistry, and standardization of data.
Experience in the following technical areas:
-Databases: MySQL/MariaDB, ElasticSearch, Triple store engines
-Programming: Python, R, Bash/Shell, Linux
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 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 hours per week Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 5:30 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 statusInternal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000570 Job Open Date: 06/07/2018 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.
Posting Specific Questions
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- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of Recommendation 1
- Letter of Recommendation 2