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Biotechnology Job USA | Research Scientist Position @ GW University

Biotechnology Job USA | Research Scientist Position @ GW University

Biotechnology Job USA | Research Scientist Position @ GW University:  The George Washington University was created in 1821 through an Act of Congress, fulfilling George Washington’s vision of an institution in the nation’s capital dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders.Today, GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. We have more than 26,000 students—from all 50 states, the District and 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.

The  Department of Environmental and Occupational Health is looking for a senior research associate to join our molecular epidemiology and microbiome research group. The successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team on a wide range of microbial genomic, epidemiologic, and microbiome research projects.Our team uses innovative, multi-disciplinary methods todetermine the contribution of environmental reservoirs ;evaluate the role of host-associated microbial communities on transmission of antibiotic-resistant pathogens & develop novel strategies (such as probiotics) for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases.

Biotechnology Job USA | Research Scientist Position @ GW University

Job Responsibility:

  • Manage the workflow of genomic and microbiome analyses, including sample tracking, processing, and preparation for sequencing analysis.
  • Develop and implement protocols with guidance from the PI, for research methods on bench-top and on liquid-handling robots.
  • Monitor, track and guide progress of a diverse portfolio of research projects and overseeing adherence to time frames and costs.
  • Liaise with George Washington laboratory research administrations to ensure compliance with all safety requirements and good laboratory practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a master’s degree/PhD and at least 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area
  • At least 2 years of research and/or college level teaching in a field basic to the work to be performed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3 or more years of experience in conducting molecular microbiological research in a high-throughput setting, including method development and troubleshooting
  • Outstanding problem solving skills and written and oral communication
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficiency in programming languages (such as Java or scripting languages such as Perl and/or Python) or in statistical analysis (such as SAS, R, or STATA)
  • Experience with software for sample and laboratory work tracking.
  • Ability to work independently and think creatively

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH)
Posting Number: RP000078
Job Open Date: 07/19/2016

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Biotechnology Job USA | Research Scientist Position @ GW University

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