Research Specialist, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology – Georgetown University Medical Center

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: La Center, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

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Research Specialist, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology – Georgetown University Medical Center

The Ostroumov Lab in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at Georgetown University Medical Center studies the mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders with a variety of methods, including behavior, electrophysiology and molecular biology. The main goal is to contribute to the development of novel and effective treatments of neuropsychiatric disorders, such as addiction and depression.  The Research Specialist opporunity is particularly well-suited for a recent college graduate who wants research experience before entering a graduate or medical school

The Research Specialist has a great opportunity to learn various methods and to participate in the research that can impact future clinical treatments.. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Conducting reward-related behavioral experiments in rodents, including self-administration, conditioned place preference, operant conditioning
  • Ordering laboratory supplies, labware, equipment and animals
  • Managing rodent colonies - breeding, weaning, genotyping
  • Performing surgical and non-surgical procedures in rodents


  • Bachelor's degree - preferably in the life sciences
  • Experience in working with rodents, stereotactic surgeries, and basic molecular biology techniques
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team

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