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Post-Doctoral Scientist
George Washington University in Washington, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 03/17/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

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:

MITM is searching for a full-time Postdoctoral Scientist for Dr. Bosque’s laboratory. Dr. Bosque’s main interest is to develop new HIV eradication strategies

The Post Doctoral Scientist will work in characterizing new insights in the mechanisms of HIV persistence as well as in collaborative projects using nanoengineering and other innovative therapeutic strategies to target latent HIV reservoirs. The incumbent plays a substantive role in planning and conducting research. 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.

The applicant will independently carry out activities performing laboratory research. Responsibilities include:
- Guides research projects through experimental work
- Maintains detailed documentation of experimental work
- Presents data within and outside of the laboratory group at meetings and symposia.
- Maintains close communications with PI and collaborators regarding progress.
- Writes, edits, and submits manuscripts/abstracts detailing the results of the project.
- Works effectively as part of a team and with an enthusiasm for the practice of science.
- Performs other work-related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Position is limited to a maximum of 5 years upon hiring. At the beginning of the research training period, PI and postdoctoral scientist will develop a written plan of activities and goals, including a mentored research project, and Individual Development Plan (IDP); conferences and seminars; professional development including manuscript and grant writing; and career goals. This plan will provide a framework for assessment of progress, and will be reviewed with the postdoctoral scientist and the PI at least annually.

Minimum Qualifications:

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:
Preferred Qualifications:

- Ph.D. in immunology, biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, or a closely related field desired.
- Strong background in biochemistry is highly preferred.
- Expertise on HIV-1 is desirable but not required.
- Knowledge of how to work with tissue culture and/or bioinformatics is highly preferred.
- Highly motivated and independent, with the ability to work in a dynamic team environment.
- Exceptional organizational skills.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to work under limited supervision.

Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience 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
Sub-Family Laboratory Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40
Work Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, some weekend work may be necessary to meet acute study requirements
Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes
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: R001246
Job Open Date: 03/11/2021
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.
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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