Job Title: Research Assistant (Gene Regulation in Cancer)
Job Number: 66723
Location: Washington, D.C, US
We are inviting an application for the position of Research Assistant (RA) in a biomedical laboratory in the Department of Oncology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C. Person assuming the role will have the opportunity to contribute to exciting research on gene regulation in cancer, tissue homeostasis, and aging. In addition to the lab management task, RA will participate in active research projects culminating in publications.
Primary duties include:
· Performs routine laboratory maintenance and research activities, including general housekeeping and lab organization, preparing media and buffers.
· In charge of ordering/purchasing lab supplies, reagents, and chemicals. Compiles and maintains lab databases for research reagents, technical procedures, and mouse colonies. Help maintain an accurate inventory of reagents and chemicals purchased by various members.
· Perform the duties of a lab safety officer. Ensure that the lab activities comply with safety protocols and EHS safety guidelines. Keep records of lab member training, protocols, and lab procedures.
· Oversees onboarding of students/trainees and helps them settle in the lab.
· Participate in experiments such as cell culture and cell manipulations, including transfection, stable cell generation, RNAi, CRISPR-editing, RNA and DNA extraction, plasmid cloning, Q-PCR, western blotting, sequencing library preparation, and microscopy (Experience in any of these techniques will help).
· General mouse colony maintenance, genotyping, dissections, tissue collections, drafting/renewing mouse protocols, etc.
· Analyze experimental data (genomics/proteomics) using informatics pipelines (we will provide training)
· Lead independent research projects and publish results.
Requirements and Qualifications:
· Bachelor’s or Master’s -level training in Biology, Chemistry, or related field.
· Previous experience in molecular and cellular biology (PCR, cloning, western blot, mammalian cell culture, microscopy (2-4 years required).
· Experience in mouse colony management is highly preferred.
· Excellent organizational, written, and oral communication skills.
Please E-mail (i) a Cover letter describing your research experiences and career goals and (ii) a Curriculum Vitae. Please E-mail the documents to Dr. Sreejith Nair: [Please click the Apply button for the link or email].
Application Deadline: 2023-12-16