Research Associate I, Molecular Oncology Georgetown University Medical Center

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Research Associate I, Molecular Oncology Georgetown University Medical Center

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Research Associate I, Molecular Oncology - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Lombardi Comprehensive Care Center (LCCC), part of Georgetown University Medical Center, seeks to prevent, treat and cure cancers by linking scientific discovery, expert and compassionate patient care, quality education and partnership with the community — guided by the principle of cura personalis, “care for the whole person.” Georgetown Lombardi is the research engine driving clinical cancer research at MedStar Health in the DC Metro area and northern New Jersey

The Research Associate I performs basic research and research-related administrative tasks toward federal funded oncology research projects and is essential to the generation of data, which affects the lab's productivity. Reporting to the lab's Principal Investigator, the Research Associate I is engaged in a number of projects with responsibilities that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs routine laboratory maintenance and research activities - for example, general lab organization and upkeep; preparation of solutions, media, plates and buffers; handling bacteria and mammalian cell cultures; and performing DNA purification and PCR analysis, SDS-PAGE, and western blot
  • Contribute to ongoing mouse studies by performing general mouse colony maintenance, genotyping, dissections, tissue collections, injecting lab mice, and drafting/renewing mouse protocols etc.
  • Order lab supplies
  • Act as the lab safety officer
  • Compile and maintain lab databases for research reagents
  • Handle technical procedures and mouse colonies

  • Bachelor's degree - preferably in Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Computer Science and/or related field
  • Strong work ethics, good organizational skills, and ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong communications skills
  • Ability to acquire new skills as needed
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred qualifications
  • Wet lab experience
  • Basic skills in computer programming and/or genomic data analysis

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Job No:
Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 5/4/2033
Work Type: Full Time