- George Washington University
- Location: Washington, Pennsylvania
- Category: Admin-Other Administrative Positions
- Posting Date: 07/31/2021
- Application Deadline: Open until filled
|Job Description Summary:||
GW’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine (MITM) conducts innovative, fundamental, basic and translational research for HIV/AIDS and neglected tropical diseases. MITM has a strong tradition of training and policy advocacy for these infectious and parasitic diseases, which initiate and perpetuate poverty and suffering worldwide. Additional information on MITM can be found at the following link: http://smhs.gwu.edu/microbiology/
MITM is searching for a full-time Post-Doctoral Scientist for Dr. Khan’s laboratory. Dr. Khan’s main interest is focused on studying the development and maintenance of CD8+ T cell immunity against Toxoplasma gondii which is a major opportunistic infection in HIV infected population, as individuals sero-positive for the parasite are susceptible to reactivation of chronic parasitic infection. Using a mouse model of toxoplasmic encephalitis, our laboratory recently reported that CD8+ T cell exhaustion can be a major cause for reactivation of latent parasitic infection. For coming years, the mechanisms involved in CD8+ T cell exhaustion/ dysfunctionality and the measures needed to restore the functionality of these cells is one of the major focuses of the laboratory.
This position is primarily a temporary/training position in which the incumbent plays a substantive role in planning and conducting research by designing and conducting experiments in a controlled laboratory setting. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, this role will participate in the planning of independent research, will analyze and interpret data, will publish results, will represent the university at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This position may also help the Principal Investigator to lead and direct the work of lower level research staff. This role performs work under the supervision of experienced researchers.
- Design, evaluate and conduct experiments.
- Assist in the development of new ideas that promote current research.
- Prepare and publish scientific manuscripts.
- Assist with grant writing.
- Work closely with students and supervise research staff as necessary.
- Operate specific equipment and train other laboratory personnel.
- Other general laboratory duties as needed.
- 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.
Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.
|Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:|
Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be
conferred by the start date of the position.
|Typical Hiring Range||$53,840.04 - $69,333.11 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?|
|Campus Location:||Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.|
|College/School/Department:||School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS)|
|Family||Research and Labs|
|Hours Per Week:||40|
|Work Schedule:||Monday through Friday, 8:30 - 5:30 pm, sometimes experiments may stretch over the weekends or evenings.|
|Will this job require the employee to work on site?||Yes|
|Employee Onsite Status|
|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|
|Job Open Date:||07/30/2021|
|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.|
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.