Research Specialist, Masters in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program

Washington D.C.
Aug 23, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Research Specialist, Masters in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program Georgetown University Medical Center

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Research Specialist, Masters in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University's Masters in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Program is a basic science program that infuses core concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology as applied to biomedical sciences and biotechnology, providing students with a rigorous and challenging curriculum to succeed in their post-academic and professional endeavors. Our program is targeted to those interested in pursuing academic, medical, or biotechnology industry research careers, those who wish to enhance their current careers by reinforcing their biomedical backgrounds, those making career shifts to positions that require additional background in biochemistry and molecular biology, as well as those seeking advanced study in preparation for entry into Ph. D. programs in the biomedical sciences or into professional programs in the medical sciences.

The Research Specialist has duties that include but are not limited to:
  • Lab management, organization and maintenance of the M.S. Biochemistry research internship labs and the cell culture teaching labs.
  • Co-mentoring, training, and supervision of research internship students to complete their internship projects in the department and training them in different cell culture, biochemical and molecular biology techniques.
  • Assisting the program director in researching and developing additional reagents (DNA constructs, established cell lines, etc) for use in internship projects.
  • Teaching as lab instructor for three lab-based courses in the program, including Applications of Cell Culture (spring), Programmed Cell Death lab (fall), and Immunotechniques in Biochemistry (fall) lab courses for the graduate students
  • Helping conduct enrichment review sessions if any for Core Concepts of Biochemistry course offered by the program.
  • Helping professors in preparing and proctoring exams for program courses.
  • Assisting in ongoing biomedical research and development projects of the program director and graduate faculty in the MS Biochem program.

  • M.S. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Research expertise in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biological lab techniques
  • At least one-year experience in biomedical or biotechnology research

Preferred qualifications
  • Teaching skills and experience
  • Advanced use of MS Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Advanced use of email and web-based applications

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Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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