Job Description Summary:
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available for a highly motivated individual in The George Washington University Institute for Neuroscience and Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. The position is in an integrative physiology/immunology and behavioral neurosciences laboratory focused on further understanding how environmental factors such as stress and anxiety related disorders such as PTSD contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) and cardiovascular disease development. The laboratory is interested in brain neurocircuitry involved in the autonomic control of blood pressure and neuroimmune mediated mechanisms involved in the development of hypertension and cardiovascular related disease. We have a particular interest in the renin angiotensin system and its role in the development of cardiovascular and anxiety related diseases. The laboratory utilizes a variety of novel transgenic mouse models and state of the art cardiovascular, behavioral and immunological interdisciplinary approaches.
I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
Job Location Ross Hall - 2300 I Street NW - FB0035
Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
Division/Vice President: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (AA)
College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)
II. POSITION INFORMATION
Internal Applicants Only? No
Position Type: Research
Posting Number: Staff - 003348
Working Title: Post-Doctoral Scientist
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday
Total Hours Per Week: 40
Pay Grade: 0
Recruitment Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification
If other was selected above, or there are special requirements, please explain.
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Job Open Date: 04/04/2014
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Applicant Review Will Commence On:
III. JOB VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT INFORMATION
Founded in 1821, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia, to include ten academic units, with a full-time equivalent enrollment of a little over 20,000 students and approximately 11,000 full-time and part-time employees (faculty and staff). The George Washington University is a community dedicated to learning, communication,respect, service and teamwork. As one of the largest private employers in the District of Columbia, the university seeks employees who support the teaching, research, and public service mission of the university.
PhD in the field or in a related area. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
We seek an individual with a PhD in biomedical sciences with a strong background and expertise in the related field of cardiovascular physiology/ immunology/ behavioral neurosciences. Expertise in whole animal physiology, immunology, including flow cytometry, animal behavior and surgery are highly desirable. Expertise with basic techniques utilizing DNA, RNA, protein, tissue/ cell culture and immunostaining/ histology are also desired. The successful applicant duties will include but are not limited to organizing and implementing research plans, the development of new methods, testing, data collection, analysis, interpretation of data, writing grant proposals and preparing manuscripts for publication. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and applying for career development awards. The candidate will be expected to possess excellent communication skills and present their research findings on a regular basis to both peers within the department and at national and international meetings.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Conduct whole animal physiology, immunology, including flow cytometry, animal behavior and surgery laboratory experiments.
Organizing and implementing research plans, the development of new methods, testing, data collection, analysis, interpretation of data, writing grant proposals and preparing manuscripts for publication.
Present their research findings on a regular basis to both peers within the center and at national and international meetings.
All other duties as assigned.
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Do you have a PhD or Doctoral degree?
- Please describe your previous laboratory experiences.
(Open Ended Question)
- Do you have experience working in a research environment?
- Cover Letter
The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution.