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Postdoctoral Associate
George Washington University in Washington, Pennsylvania
 
 
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Date Posted 05/20/2022
Category
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Posting Details
I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION


Job Description Summary:
GW has everything you need to succeed in discovery. Outstanding research , state-of-the-art facilities and world-class faculty support discovery and innovative solutions. Researchers and faculty across campus advance interdisciplinary and emerging research and scholarship. Our active GW Postdoctoral Association welcomes your engagement in social and professional activities as you join our research teams. Research guides, coding and data management solutions as well as extensive online journals from GW Libraries help to guide your study. The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) supports the research infrastructure and facilitates several institutional research initiatives .
GW’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine (MITM) is searching for a full-time Postdoctoral Associate for Dr. Khan’s laboratory. Dr. Khan’s main interest is focused on studying the development and maintenance of CD8+ T cell immunity against Toxoplasma gondii https://khanlab.smhs.gwu.edu/ . The postdoctoral fellow will work to determine the factors responsible for the mechanism of maintaining robust and functional CD8 T cell response during latent toxoplasmosis.
MITM conducts innovative, fundamental, basic and translational research for HIV/AIDS and neglected tropical diseases. MITM has a strong tradition of training and policy advocacy for these infectious and parasitic diseases, which initiate and perpetuate poverty and suffering worldwide. Additional information on MITM can be found at the following link: http://smhs.gwu.edu/microbiology/
Postdocs will design, organize and conduct specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols, troubleshoot and design new protocols, summarize findings and publish results in research journals, under the general supervision of a faculty member. In some cases, postdocs will assume general responsibility for general scientific operations in the lab, and/or provide supervision and guidance to laboratory staff, trainees, and other researchers.
Responsibilities include:
  • Guiding research projects through experimental work.
  • Maintaining detailed documentation of experimental work.
  • Presenting data within and outside of the laboratory group at meetings and symposia.
  • Maintaining close communications with PI and collaborators regarding progress.
  • Writing, editing, and submitting manuscripts/abstracts detailing the results of the project
  • Performing 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.

A Postdoctoral Associate:
  • holds a PhD or equivalent degree;
  • develops skills by participating in scholarly projects that are actively mentored by a member of the university faculty;
  • receives financial support in the form of a salary that is typically funded by grants, contracts or departmental funds secured by a faculty mentor; and
  • has a limited term of up to five years at GW.

In collaboration with experienced researchers, this role will participate in the planning and conduction of discovery research, data analysis and interpretation, preparation of materials for publication, presentations at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This role can expect timely advice as to research directions and career planning for a future independent career.
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.
Special Instructions to the Applicant:
Appointments are limited-term and are designed for those who have recently received a doctorate. Appointments are made to academic departments with the approval of the department head and may require senior officer approval. Appointments are usually for not less than one term and are normally not renewed beyond a total of five years. This appointment is not intended for long-term, indefinite, or career appointments.
Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree or comparable 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:
  • PhD in immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, or a closely related field.
  • Background on working with animal models is required.
  • Expertise on infectious diseases is desirable but not required.
  • Knowledge of how to work with tissue culture and flow cytometry is highly preferred. Some knowledge in bio-informatics would be helpful
  • Highly motivated and independent, with the ability to work in a group.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and under limited supervision as a self-starter.
  • Good organizational skills and strong oral communication skills.
Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience

II. POSITION INFORMATION


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.
College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Laboratory Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 5:30 pm, sometimes experiments may stretch over the weekends or evenings.
Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes
Employee Onsite Status Essential onsite
Telework: No
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R001619
Job Open Date: 05/18/2022
Job Close Date:
If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:
Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.
EEO Statement:

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.


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