Research Technician

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 14, 2023
Sep 20, 2023
Full Time
Research Technician The George Mason University Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM), invites applications for the position of Research Technician. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Center:CAPMM is in the School of Systems Biology/College of Science at George Mason University. CAPMM is a world-renown laboratory that focuses on the development and implementation of cutting-edge protein analysis and advancing the field of proteomics, the systematic analysis of protein architecture in diseases and biological processes. The focus of the center is to create new technologies and make basic science discoveries in the field of disease pathogenesis and apply these discoveries and technologies to create and implement strategies for disease prevention, early diagnosis, and individualized therapy. A primary area of emphasis of our research is cancer, however, new technologies developed in the center are used in a number of important human diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity, as well as liver, ocular, neurodegenerative, and infectious diseases.The George Mason University College of Science (Mason Science) is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) throughout our STEM community including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes Anti-Racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation, and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.About the Position:The primary focus of the Research Technician will be research, and they will work closely with the Principal Investigator on the project. The Research Technician will be responsible for performing Cell Culture, Laser Capture Microdissection, Western Blot, Reverse Phase Protein Microarray analysis, Spatial Proteomics, and Immunoprecipitation. The position will also perform basic statistical analyses and work in collaboration with other data scientists to analyze large proteomic datasets. Additionally, this position will have some lab management responsibilities in support of the project. This position will work closely with the Principal Investigator and will be involved in the discussion and coordination of research efforts with collaborators on the project.The work funded under this position will use cutting-edge proteomic techniques to understand carcinogenesis in pancreatic cancer. Required Qualifications:Excellent attention to detail in laboratory tasks, as well as administrative tasks;Ability to work under pressure and maintain a professional demeanor;Ability to read and comprehend relevant scientific literature;Flexibility to handle a variety of tasks and shift priorities simultaneously;Ability to work as an effective team member; andAbility to use sound judgment to effectively solve problems within the scope of the position.Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with immunoassays including Western Blotting, Reverse Phase Protein Mircoarray, Immunoprecipitation, and Immunofluorescence;Experience with basic cell culture techniques; andExperience with basic data processing and analysis.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of three professional references with contact information.Additional Instructions to Applicants:Provide a statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are minoritized and marginalized in your academic field; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Mason Science's commitment to access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI).

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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