Research Associate, Bioinformatics

Updated: about 24 hours ago
Location: Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Job Type: FullTime

I. DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Job Description Summary:

The Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine department strives to deliver the highest quality of professional education and training, and conduct cutting edge research in the areas of biochemistry, molecular genetics and genomics with a goal to better understand human disease. Additionally, the department continues to have a long and successful record in training undergraduate, master and graduate students at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Our Research Programs span from cancer biology, hepatobiology, autism, vascular biology, and computational genomics. Unlocking the mysteries of biologic processes at the molecular and genomic level is the common thread connecting all research programs. The overall research in the department continues to connect modern biochemistry and genomic discoveries to translational medicine, leading to a unique multidisciplinary research program in biochemistry and molecular medicine. Find out more here: https://smhs.gwu.edu/biochemistry.

The candidate will be involved in research and development of tools and knowledge bases involved in genomics and proteomics studies and the High-performance Integrated Virtual Environment (HIVE) project. Specific responsibilities include: (1) Conducts research and independently analyzes data in the characterization of the role of certain enzymes in cancers; (2) Oversees the maintenance and update of knowledgebase datasets and suggests future improvements; (3)Participates in weekly lab meetings, bi-weekly research/publication meetings, monthly knowledgebase meetings and monthly project meetings; (4) Trains lower level research staff in research techniques, demonstrates technology, equipment capabilities, operations limitations and outcomes; and (5) 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:

Require’s a master’s degree and 1 year of experience in the field or in a related area.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in bioinformatics, molecular and cellular biology and understanding of basic oncology and glycobiology. Experience in genomics platform such as HIVE or Galaxy.


II. POSITION INFORMATION

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom
College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Laboratory Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 1
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.
Telework:
Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R000320
Job Open Date: 06/15/2017
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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