Research Specialist 1 - Georgetown University Medical Center

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Research Specialist 1 - Georgetown University Medical Center

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


This Research Specialist 1 will take responsibility for assigned molecular biology research projects, working under direct supervision of the PI and or other lab personnel. The Research Specialist must possess advanced knowledge and be capable of exercising considerable latitude for independent judgment. Qualified candidates will be able to perform non-routine and complex laboratory duties requiring advanced technical skills and proficiency for divisional faculty. Will receive general supervision from the PI and/or the faculty.

Work Interactions

The Research Specialist 1 will report to Dr.Kupfer, the laboratory PI to assist in the organization of her laboratory and to carry out supervised research in complex molecular biology related cancer research. The RS1 might also work under the supervision of other lab members, and where appropriate, teach lab protocols and assist with projects as directed by Dr. Kupfer. The RS1 will also participate in collaborations between the PI's lab and members of other laboratories as required. This RS1 will carry out grant-funded and Cancer center funded research, assist in experiments related to grant funded research projects and thereby contribute to the overall mission and goals of Georgetown University.


  • Bachelor's degree, and a Master's is strongly preferred, and have 0-2 years of work-related laboratory experience in research projects in biology, medicine, or other related sciences.
  • Must possess basic molecular biology skills and be capable of exercising independent judgment in research design, perform non-routine and complex laboratory duties requiring technical skills and proficiency for divisional faculty.

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Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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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Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 1/30/2021
Work Type: Full Time