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Senior Research Associate

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

Job Description:

Job Description Summary:

We are seeking a Senior Research Associate for the Chung Lab in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology and the Cancer Center of the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. We are looking for a capable and enthusiastic scientist to help us solve important questions in cancer metastasis.

Our work focuses on addressing fundamental questions of how cancers develop and progress. In particular, we wish to understand how cancer cells become metastatic. Metastasis is the main cause of death in cancer patients. However, the details of how cancer cells spread from solid tumors are not yet clear. This poses one of the biggest challenges in cancer biology. The Chung Lab aims to elucidate the crucial molecular and cellular mechanisms that drive metastasis by dissecting the role of novel biophysical changes that occur in tumor cells. We address this important question using both conventional biochemical/cell biological tools and novel cutting-edge biophysical methods, including single molecule tracking (SMT) in 2D and 3D on living cells, super-resolution microscopy such as SIM (structured illumination microscopy), mathematical modeling/simulations. In addition, we design and fabricate many of the devices we use.

To learn more about us, please visit:

https://www.gwumc.edu/smhs/facultydirectory/profile.cfm?empName=lnhee%20Chung&F acl D=2066665214

https://smhs.gwu.edu/chung-lab/

We are looking for an enthusiastic senior research associate who wishes to join us in this exciting research program. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to be involved with novel studies of how tumor cells become metastatic using state of the art imaging systems.

This position is primarily a research position in which the incumbent will play a substantive role in planning and conducting studies by designing and carrying out experiments. This position offers the opportunity for developing new theories and methodologies based on experimental results and future needs. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, the successful candidate will participate in the planning of independent research projects, analyze and interpret data, publish results, and will represent the university at conferences and meetings. This position may also help the Principal Investigator lead and direct the work of junior staff.

This experienced researcher carries out research/development activities by designing and conducting experiments in a controlled laboratory setting. Using a wide degree of creativity and latitude, the core responsibilities of this position are to make detailed observations, analyze data, and interpret results, with limited guidance from the Principal Investigator. This position compiles results and prepares technical reports and documentation of outcomes. This role is familiar with a variety of field concepts, practices, and procedures, and can perform a variety of research tasks. This position typically reports to a project supervisor or project manager, and may provide guide to lower level staff.

Performs other 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 master's degree and 3 years of direct 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:

An experienced cancer/cell biologist with a PhD and extensive experience (at least an additional 4-5 years in academia or industry) with patient tissues (e.g., primary cell cultures), biochemical assays (e.g., Mass Spectrometry, Western blotting, and Immunoprecipitation), molecular biology techniques (e.g., qPCR, RNAseq, ChIP-seq, mutagenesis, cloning, and CRISPR), cell biology assays (e.g., immunofluorescence imaging, invasion assays, exosome extraction, Seahorse assays, and sub-cellular fractionation), , as well as in-vivo animal-based assays. Experience in the areas of signaling pathways, metabolism, and exosomes in breast cancer research is highly desired.

A great work ethic, strong interest in performing cutting-edge research, and a record of productive work relationships and publications.

Typical Hiring Range $60,578.66 - $88,355.13 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?

Keywords: George Washington University, Washington DC , Senior Research Associate, Other , Washington, DC

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