Research Associate II, Infectious Diseases

Washington D.C.
Dec 07, 2016
Apr 05, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time

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Research Associate II - Infectious Diseases

Georgetown's Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), led by Robert Clarke, Ph.D., Sc.D., home to 53 percent of Georgetown University's sponsored research funding, was created to foster cutting-edge interdisciplinary collaboration and to enhance Georgetown University Medical Center's basic science and translational research capacity, especially in the areas of neurosciences, child health and human development, cardiovascular-kidney diseases, infectious diseases and in collaborative work with researchers and clinicians from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. In addition to promoting this lifesaving research, BGRO's focus on educational and academic excellence in the biomedical sciences is helping to create the next generation of researchers in the United States and around the world. Visit BGRO.

The Research Associate is engaged the study design and implementation of a National Institutes of Health project examining HIV transmission dynamics and drug resistance within Washington, DC, working in close collaboration with Dr. Seble Kassaye, Principal Investigator.

Duties include but are not limited to oversight of the enrollment of study participants, data and sample collection, data management and cleaning, sequence alignment and editing, preparation of reports for submission to the Institutional Review Board and Sponsor, and preparation of abstracts and manuscripts for publication.


  • Master's degree in Epidemiology or Public Health.
  • Minimum of five years of work experience in conducting clinical, epidemiologic, or translational laboratory research, preferably in the field of HIV.
  • Knowledge of HIV biology and drug resistance.
  • Experience in in molecular laboratory methods for HIV or HIV/HCV.
  • Experience in working with molecular data including sequence alignment and editing software.
  • Experience in regulatory affairs including submission of renewal requests, and reporting to Institutional Review Boards.
  • Proficiency in statistical analysis software such as SAS or STATA.
  • Excellent writing as manifested by a strong peer-reviewed publication record - preference for experience in grant writing and submission.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and willingness to work in a fast-paced environment and with students and interns.

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