Research Associate, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medical Center

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Research Associate, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medical Center

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Research Associate, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer 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.”

The Research Associate uses advanced metabolomic tools for the development of small molecule quantitation assays, preparation and analysis of biological samples for mass spectrometric analysis in support of NIH funded project with a goal of developing MS based biomarker assays. Reporting to Dr. Amerita Cheema, and working closely with lab research associates and assisting them with day to day service related functions, and receiving work instructions to analyze data, design, and develop methodologies necessary for accurate knowledge discovery, the Research Associate has duties that include but are not limited to:

Laboratory Responsibilities
  • Administer all aspects of the processing, storage, and shipment of laboratory and tissue specimens collected for clinical trials conducted in Dr. Amerita Cheema's lab
  • Collect samples from clinical areas
  • Review, understand, and follow all protocol and sponsor requirements and instructions related to specimen handling and processing, including the implementation of protocol modifications
  • Store and/or ship samples to various lab facilities in accordance with protocol requirements
  • Retrieve laboratory kits and prepare for next day collections and tasks
  • Handle specimen pick-up and drop-off at other GU laboratories
  • Perform a variety of laboratory techniques, such as proper tube handling, centrifugation, pipetting, aliquoting, snap freezing, and utilization of dry ice
  • Adhere to good documentation practices and contribute to query resolution related to laboratory specimens
  • Collect and organize laboratory related source documents in electronic and paper format according to site policies
  • Prepare for and participate in site initiation visits and study close-out processes
  • Document, maintain, and archive storage freezer(s) inventory and temperature log(s)
  • Maintain an organized laboratory space and following regular cleaning guidelines
  • Communicate appropriately with pharmaceutical sponsors, study monitors, auditors, physicians, and study team members

Departmental & Other Responsibilities
  • Attend and participate research laboratory team meetings, staff meetings, and other departmental meetings and training
  • Attend protocol-related training and complete all required study training in the required timeframe
  • Provide training to team members on lab kit preparation and use
  • Work collaboratively with trial stakeholders and internal study teams
  • Adhere to internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and guidance documents

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Chemistry/Biotechnology/Biochemistry/Computational biology or related field
  • Expertise in processing samples for mass spectrometry or related analysis
  • Experience in laboratory duties as described
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative statistical analyses and tests
  • Experience in analysis of mass spectrometry data
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to multi-task

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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.


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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