A position is available for a Postdoctoral Scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Katherine Chiappinelli, Ph. D. at the George Washington Cancer Center (https://smhs.gwu.edu/cancercenter/) in the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, & Tropical Medicine (https://smhs.gwu.edu/microbiology/) at George Washington University. Dr. Chiappinelli's laboratory focuses on the epigenetic control of gene expression in cancer, specifically of immune signaling in and from tumor cells. Our goal is to use epigenetic therapies to harness the power of the immune system to fight cancer. This position will assist in design, evaluation, and conducting experiments and research while receiving advanced training from the Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence.
Designs, evaluates and conducts experiments
Assist in the development of new ideas that promote current research
Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts
Assist with grant writing
Works closely with students and supervise research staff as necessary
Operates specific equipment and train other laboratory personnel
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.
Impeccable aseptic technique and strong molecular biology skills (basic tissue culture, PCR, molecular cloning, RNA extraction and analysis).
Experience in one or more of the following areas: biochemistry (protein purification and analysis, in vitro assays, etc.), genetics (genetic manipulation through CRISPR knockout, shRNA knockdown, etc.), gene expression and bioinformatics (analysis of local and global gene expression data), and cell biology (fluorescence microscopy, flow-cytometry, etc)
Experience working with laboratory animals is preferred.
Ability to prepare research for publication and present at scientific meetings.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Require’s a PhD in the field or in a related area.
GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university has more than 20,000 students from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.