Research Assistant, de Assis Lab - Georgetown University Medical Center

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Washington, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Job Type: FullTime

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


Research Assistant, de Assis Lab - Georgetown University Medical Center

The research in de Assis Lab focuses on non-genetic inheritance of cancer predisposition. Through our research, we seek to understand how paternal obesity, dietary patterns, stress and exposure to environmental toxicants before conception can modulate the risk for cancer in the next generation, including cancers of the breast and pancreas as well as neuroblastoma.

The Research Assistant will monitor the breeding and production of mouse colonies for laboratory experiments, overseeing the maintenance of breeding colonies of mice for ongoing laboratory experiments. This person will develop and assist with laboratory assays supportive of ongoing research: proliferation assays, protein purification, biochemical and molecular analysis of samples, miRNA mimics/antagomirs transfection in cell lines, tissue culture maintenance. Other duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist other lab members with maintenance of laboratory chemical safety procedures and compliance measures.
  • Assist with writing protocols and data organization.
  • Presentation of results at lab meetings; training other lab members and generating reports are also duties for this position.
  • Facilitate animal care: Oversee the maintenance of breeding colonies of mice. Manage   animal protocol and experimental procedures.
  • Assist with generalize laboratory management; record keeping maintenance of laboratory chemical safety procedures and compliance measures. 
  • Presentation of results at lab meetings; safety training of other lab members and generation of reports.


  • Bachelor’s  degree
  • At least 6 months of relevant experience in animal care, cell culture molecular biology/biochemistry

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS ( ) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume  for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here  for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or .

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website .

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer  fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law .


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at  or view the online interactive benefits guide  for more information.

View or Apply

Similar Positions