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Post-Doctoral Scientist, Sotomayor Lab

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Posting Details


Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University Cancer Center is a collaboration between the GW Hospital, the GW Medical Faculty Associates, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Milken Institute School of Public Health at GW to expand GW’s efforts in the fight against cancer. The GW Cancer Center also incorporates all existing cancer-related activities at GW, serving as a platform for future cancer services and research development.

The Director of the GW Cancer Center, Dr. Eduardo Sotomayor, is an internationally recognized visionary in the field of lymphoma research and treatment. His primary area of research is immunobiology and immunotherapy of B-cell malignancies, with special emphasis on the design of novel immunotherapeutic approaches for these diseases. Clinically, Sotomayor has a particular interest in mantle cell lymphoma, an aggressive subtype of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He has developed an extensive portfolio of basic, translational, and clinical research initiatives for this disease.

The Sotomayor Lab has an opening for a Post-doctoral Scientist to support the research in planning, conducting and analyzing immunology and molecular biology experiments in understanding the mechanism of epigenetic regulation of immune cells. The Post-doctoral Scientist reports to the Senior Research Scientist on a day-to-day basis and also receives guidance and mentoring from Dr. Sotomayor.

Duties include:
-Design, develop and implement ongoing scientific research and development.

-Perform laboratory research utilizing immunology and molecular biology experimental protocols such as: handle and collect samples from murine animal models, including isolation of cells from blood or tissue, establish multiple murine tumor model, subcutaneous, intraperitoneal and intravenous injection, multi-color flow cytometry, ELISA, ELISPOT, Western-blotting, Immunoprecipitation, Chromatin Immunoprecipitation, molecular analysis of specific RNA transcripts by quantitative RP-PCR, DNA cloning and sequencing etc.

-Assist with data analysis, preparation of presentations at group meetings, scientific seminars or conferences and for publication in journals.

-Assist other postdoctoral researchers with experiments, and with training laboratory staff as needed.

-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:

Qualified candidates will hold a PhD 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:

Experience working with murine animal models, multi-color flow cytometry, ELISA, ELISPOT, WB, Immunoprecipitation, RP-PCR, DNA cloning and sequencing.


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 to 5:30
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.
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: R000420
Job Open Date: 11/21/2017
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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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names and Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. List of Publications