Postdoctoral Scientist, Cancer Biology

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Job Description Summary:

The George Washington Cancer Center (GWCC) ( brings together the resources of the George Washington University, the GW Medical Faculty Associates, and the GW University Hospital to expand current research efforts in the fight against cancer and to position our institution as the premier cancer care provider in the Washington, D.C. area.

The George Washington University invites applications from outstanding scientists interested in contributing to the research program of the recently established George GWCC. Areas of particular interest are cancer epigenetics, cancer immunology and immunotherapy, and viral/microbial oncology. Examples include gene regulation, signal transduction, cancer genetics, and functional genomics and proteomics.

The GWCC at George Washington University has an immediate opening for a Post-Doctoral Scientist position in the laboratory of Dr. Mamta Gupta to study role of epigenetic marks, including histone modifications and long non-coding RNAs in the pathogenesis of lymphoma.

The Post-doctoral Scientist utilizes several techniques including DNA methylation and histone marks, RNA-IP, ChIP assay, Molecular cloning, mass spectrometry, site directed mutagenesis, in-vitro transcription.

Duties include:
-Interprets assay results
-Summarizes findings
-Assist with manuscript preparation.
-Performs other work related 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 PhD 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:

Ph.D in biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology or related field preferred.

Strong experience in Immunology, Epigenetics, Cancer biology and animal handling, in addition to some of the following laboratory techniques: tissue culture, mouse models, immunological techniques, molecular biology, flow cytometry and cellular biology etc. desired.


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 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: Internal Applicants Only? Posting Number: R000597 Job Open Date: 07/06/2018 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





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    Job No:
    Posted: 7/7/2018
    Application Due: 9/5/2018
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