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Post-Doctoral Scientist, Wu Lab

Company: George Washington University
Location: Washington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description Summary:

The Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine (BMM) department at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) strives to deliver the highest quality of professional education and training, and conduct cutting edge research in the areas of biochemistry, molecular genetics and genomics with a goal to better understand human disease. The department continues to have a long and successful record in training undergraduate, master and graduate students. Research Programs span from cancer biology, hepatobiology, autism, vascular biology, and computational genomics. Unlocking the mysteries of biologic processes at the molecular and genomic level is the common thread connecting all research programs. The overall research in the department continues to connect modern biochemistry and genomic discoveries to translational medicine, leading to a unique multidisciplinary research program in biochemistry and molecular medicine.

The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine is searching for a Post-Doctoral Scientist to work under the direct supervision of Dr. Ray-Chang Wu. The Post-Doctoral Scientist is responsible for carrying out most of the experiments outlined in the section below.

The post-doc is expected to focus on the study of epigenetic modulators and members of the AT-rich interaction domain family, ARID4A and ARID4B. Epigenetics plays an important role in human health and disease. Disruption of epigenetic modifications leads to dysregulation of gene function without altering the DNA sequence per se. A major challenge in understanding the importance of epigenetics in human health and diseases is to identify the specific epigenetic factors and the signaling involved. Currently, we are investigating the role of ARID4A and ARID4B in development and disease using state-of-the-art conditional knockout muse, and genomic and proteomic approach. Specific responsibilities will include: (1) Plans independent research and analyzes and publishes results; (2) Develops new theories and methodologies; (3) Supervises supporting research staff and transfers technical knowledge; (4) Attends meetings and in conjunction with Dr. Wu presents research; and (5) Performs other duties as assigned. The Post-Doctoral Scientist is expected to participate in weekly lab meetings; presents and discusses the progress of the projects with Dr. Ray-Chang Wu and the team of collaborators. Omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree 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:

Experience in molecular, cellular biology and animal work, highly desired.

Typical Hiring Range $53,840.04 - $69,333.11 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Keywords: George Washington University, Washington DC , Post-Doctoral Scientist, Wu Lab, Other , Washington, DC

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