Research Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology - Georgetown University Medical Center

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Research Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology - 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.

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Research Assistant, Department of Ophthalmology - Georgetown University Medical Center

The Research Assistant supports the lab investigation of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a devastating neurodegenerative disease that affects the underserved elderly population. They maintain the transgenic animals - 7 different mouse models - proposed in the funded research proposals, breeding them animals regularly to maintain the number of animals in each group for the proposed experiments.

Reporting to the Director of Research, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

In Vivo Responsibilities

  • Performs colony management for each of 7 transgenic mouse lines (breeding, expanding, and maintaining).
  • Feeds the animals with specific diets for a designated time to perform the proposed experiments.
  • Performs the genotyping regularly.
  • Administers Intraperitoneal and intravitreal injections.
  • Conducts acquisition and interpretation of retinal diagnostic techniques, such as electroretinography (ERG) and fundoscopy.
  • Maintains specific knowledge about the generation of different transgenic mouse models, including conditional knockout and inducible knockout mice.


In Vitro Responsibilities
  • Performs various molecular and cellular biology techniques: real-time PCR, Western blot, cell culture, stem cell, iPSCs generation and maintenance, and CRISPR gene editing technology
  • Communicates with vendors.
  • Maintains lab cleanliness, functionality and compliance with Environmental Health & Safety Office.
  • Keeps the animal protocol updated and adds any necessary amendments.


Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree with animal experience OR a Master's degree
  • Specific knowledge about the generation of different transgenic mouse models, including conditional knockout, and inducible knockout mice
  • Experience in animal research and imaging


The Director of Research will provide training.

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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.

Benefits:

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 https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.


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Posted: 6/4/2021
Application Due: 6/4/2033
Work Type: Full Time
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