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Post-Doctoral Scientist
George Washington University in Washington, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 05/01/2021
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Job Description Summary:

With its commitment to the study of human difference and diversity — in all of its manifestations — the GW Department of Anthropology prepares students through coursework and unique learning opportunities to be change-makers in a multicultural and ever-evolving world.

This position is for an NIH-funded Postdoctoral Scientist to participate in interdisciplinary research on a project titled “Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology in a Primate Model”. This research is based in the GW Laboratory for Evolutionary Neuroscience. The postdoc will conduct multi-disciplinary analyses of many types of data, including electron microscopy, brain histological data, MRI data, and behavioral data. The postdoc will also assist with writing reports and publications, and training students. The position reports to Prof. Chester Sherwood.


  • Generate neuroanatomical data, and optimize related protocols.
  • Statistical analysis of data, including phenotypic data.
  • Write up results of experiments and present results to other researchers.
  • Develop and manage the project pipeline together with collaborators, and curate project samples.
  • Develop and test laboratory protocols.
  • Help oversee student research in the lab.
  • 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.
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:

PhD in anthropology, biology, neuroscience, genetics, or a related field, and expertise in neuroscience techniques, image analysis, bioinformatics, or neuroanatomical and molecular bench skills.

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: Columbian College of Arts & Sciences (CCAS)
Family Research and Labs
Sub-Family Laboratory Research
Stream Individual Contributor
Level Level 3
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Hours Per Week: 40 hrs
Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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:

The applicants should include name of three references who would be available to submit letters of recommendation to Prof. Chet Sherwood.

Internal Applicants Only? No
Posting Number: R001297
Job Open Date: 04/30/2021
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.
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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