Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Research Specialist 1, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center Georgetown University Medical Center
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Research Specialist 1, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medical Center
The Lombardi Comprehensive Care Center (LCCC), part of Georgetown University Medical Center, seeks to prevent, treat and cure cancers by linking scientific discovery, expert and compassionate patient care, quality education and partnership with the community guided by the principle of cura personalis - care for the whole person. Georgetown Lombardi is the research engine driving clinical cancer research at MedStar Health in the DC Metro area and northern New Jersey.
The Research Specialist 1 carries out supervised research in complex molecular biology related cancer research, and assists in experiments related to grant funded research projects and with projects as directed. Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Specialist I has duties that include but are not limited to:
Schedule and perform experiments in research laboratory
Teach junior lab trainees various laboratory techniques as appropriate
Learn to conduct complex research in routine molecular biology procedures, including gene cloning, transfection, vitro translation, CHIP assays, assays of gene transcription, immunohistochemistry, cell culture, protein isolation and purification, and Southern, Northern and Western blotting
Data Analysis and Interpretation
Conduct analysis and interpret experimental data, solve problems in scientific and technical execution and maintain accurate records
Prepare relevant findings as manuscripts for submission to journals and assist with grant proposals as requested
Participate in the planning and design of experimental investigations
Develop, adapt and implement new laboratory procedures
Operate complex scientific equipment
Present data in laboratory meetings and other venues
Order supplies and assist other lab managers in maintaining accounting files for laboratory
Search literature for references to technical problems and keep informed by reading technical journal and publications
Bachelor's degree - Master's strongly preferred
0 to 2 years of work-related laboratory experience in research projects in biology, medicine, or other related sciences
Basic molecular biology skill
Capacity to exercise independent judgment in research design, and to perform non-routine and complex laboratory duties requiring technical skills and proficiency for divisional faculty
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