Research Associate

The George Washington University in Kent, WA

  • Industry: Scientific Research - Health/Medicine/Pharmacology
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $82,190.00 - 145,000.00 / Year*
position filled
I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION Job Description Summary:

GWs Department of Neurology serves to fulfill the tripartite mission of all academic departments contributing to patient care, education, and discovery that leads to new therapeutics. We partner with colleagues throughout George Washington University, George Washington University Hospital, the Childrens National Health System, and the National Institutes of Health. Patients benefit from state of the art care utilizing all current medical technologies. Research is active in areas of dementia, cerebrovascular disease, multiple sclerosis, and myasthenia gravis. The Department is a regional leader in the provision of neurological care. Find out more here:

The Laboratory for Myasthenia Gravis (MG) Research is dedicated to a world without Myasthenia Gravis (MG). To achieve that goal the Laboratory has a broad-based research program dedicated to understanding the pathogenesis of MG with a focus on development of new therapeutics which span pre-clinical programs, clinical trials, and biomarker discovery. We work closely with the clinicians of the GW Medical Faculty Associates Myasthenia Gravis Center and investigators across the United States and the world in academics and industry. We use rats and mice, including transgenic mice, in assessment of experimentally acquired myasthenia gravis. We also perform human studies of circulating white blood cells, thymus, and serum. We are seeking a Research Associate to join the laboratory.

This position independently carries out research/development activities by designing and conducting experiments in a controlled laboratory setting, under general guidance from the Principal Investigator. Using a certain degree of creativity and latitude, the core responsibilities of this position include making detailed observations, analyzing data, and interpreting results. This position compiles results and prepares technical reports and documentation of outcomes. This role is familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Working under general supervision, this position typically reports to a Principal Investigator. Responsibilities Include:

Performs advanced experimental assessment interrogating immune function in human samples and animal models. Experimental methods include but are not limited to: flow cytometry, immune-fluorescent microscopy, qPCR, ELISA and tissue assessment, and behavioral assessment of animals.
Trains users in equipment operation and research techniques.
Ensures safe lab practices and cleanliness.
Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a masters degree and 1 year of experience in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

- Masters degree in immunology or a related field
- Excellent communication skills
- Experience in a laboratory setting

Typical Hiring Range $53007 - $68275 How is pay for new employees determined at GW? II. POSITION INFORMATION Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Research Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 to 5:30 Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Associated topics: biomedical, biopharma, dietetic, healthcare, immunoassay, immunology, medicine, metabolism, nutrition, trauma

* Estimated salary


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