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Postdoctoral Scientist

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Posting Details


Job Description Summary:

The Laboratory of Dr. Robert Miller at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to investigate aspects of neurological diseases including multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and spinal cord injury. This position conducts laboratory research on an independent and collaborative basis.
Responsibilities Include:
-Researches and studies glial cell functions using rat and mouse. Performs histology, molecular biology, and microinjections.
-Designs and evaluates experiments and develops new ideas. Plans and develops research methods and techniques within the framework of the project.
-Maintains accurate records of research findings and analyzes results. Trains students on basic lab operations and functions.
-Prepares research results for publications in reports, papers, journals, books, and other media.
-Attends, contributes to, and leads internal and external meetings.
-This position performs other 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 PhD in the field or in a related area.

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

-Degree in biological or biomedical science.
-Strong record of publications including at least one first author, peer-reviewed publication in the field of neurobiology preferred but not required.
-Experience with mouse husbandry, electrophysiology, and molecular biology techniques.
-Organizational and communication skills, ability to think critically and creatively, and capacity to work independently as well as collaboratively.


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: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Position Designation:
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: RP000132
Job Open Date: 09/08/2016
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.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of Publications
Optional Documents