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Research Assistant

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I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Department of Pharmacology & Physiology is an active research department, with federally funded programs in neuroscience and development, cardiovascular pharmacology and physiology, genomics, carcinogenesis and molecular oncology. We provide unique training opportunities in biomedical research at the pre-doctoral and postdoctoral level. We offer courses in Pharmacology and Physiology for Medical and Allied Health students, as well as several courses at the graduate level (through the GW Institute for Biomedical Sciences) and undergraduate level (our unique program in Pharmacogenomics).

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of educational opportunities to our community, and to advance scientific knowledge and improve human health through cutting-edge research in the biomedical sciences. Additional information on the Pharmacology & Physiology department can be found at the following link: http://smhs.gwu.edu/pharmacology-physiology/

The Laboratory of Dr. Paul Marvar is interested in the brain neurocircuitry involved in the autonomic control of blood pressure and neuroimmune mediated mechanisms involved in the development hypertension and cardiovascular related disease. We have a particular interest in the renin angiotensin system and its role in the development of cardiovascular and anxiety related diseases.

The laboratory is seeking a Research Assistant. The position is in an integrative physiology/immunology and behavioral neurosciences laboratory focused on further understanding how environmental factors such as stress and anxiety related disorders such as PTSD contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) and cardiovascular disease development.

Duties include:
-Assist with all day to day research activities including maintenance of mouse colonies and ordering and inventory of lab supplies and expenses.

-Assist in all day to day research activities related to the field of cardiovascular physiology/ immunology/ behavioral neurosciences including whole animal physiology, flow cytometry, animal behavior and small animal surgery.

-Organize and implement research experiments, the development of new methods, testing, data analysis, day to day lab maintenance duties and assisting with preparing manuscripts for publication.

-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:

-BS degree with a Science major

-Experience with basic techniques utilizing DNA, RNA, protein, tissue /cell culture
and immunostaining / histology are also desired.


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 Biostatistics Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Mon - Fri 9am to 6pm 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 status

Internal Applicants Only? Posting Number: R000588 Job Open Date: 07/26/2018 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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      Posted: 11/24/2018
      Application Due: 1/23/2019
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