Post-Doctoral Scientist, Myasthenia Gravis Research
Job Description Summary:
I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
The Laboratory for Myasthenia Gravis (MG) Research at The George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences is dedicated to “a world without MG.” To achieve that goal the laboratory has a broad-based research program dedicated to understanding the pathogenesis of MG with a focus on development of new therapeutics. Our therapy development program spans pre-clinical programs, clinical trials, and biomarker discovery. We are interested in the assessment of inhibitors of apoptosis in the maintenance of autoimmunity and optimization of complement therapeutics in disease therapy. The lab utilizes broad-based discovery approaches (metabolomics, miRNA profiles) and focused hypothesis driven methods using immunohistochemistry, ELISA, flow cytometry and qPCR, and behavioral assessments of animals.
The Post-Doctoral Scientist will be involved in studies of human tissues and cells as well as animal models.
(1) Plans independent research and analyzes and publishes results;
(2) Provides functional and administrative supervision of supporting research staff and transfers technical knowledge and expertise;
(3) Develops protocol and criteria;
(4) In conjunction with the Principal Investigator, may present research at conferences and meetings; and
(5) Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assisting duties that are logically related to the position.
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:
-PhD in immunology and additional post-doctoral training in autoimmune disorders is preferred.
- Extensive knowledge in immunology, flow cytometry, and experience in use of animal models.
– Excellent communication skills and teamwork.
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 Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 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? No Posting Number: R000696 Job Open Date: 12/04/2018 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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