Research Assistant, Department of Neuroscience - Biomedical Graduate research Organization, Georget

Washington D.C.
Mar 02, 2017
Apr 24, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time
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Georgetown's Biomedical Graduate Research Organization (BGRO), home to 53 percent of Georgetown University's sponsored research funding and led by Robert Clarke, Ph.D., Sc.D., 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.

The Research Assistant helps advance ongoing research by processing and analyzing data, running statistical comparisons, and generating graphs and figures.  Reporting to a Research Assistant Professor, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

MATLAB Data Analysis

  • Collates data across several separate experiments
  • Processes data with existing algorithms,  editing algorithms as needed
  • Runs statistical comparisons on data sets
  • Produces multi-dimensional graphs and figures Catwalk data acquisition

Catwalk Data Acquisition

  • Handles rodents
  • Trains animals to walk on walkway
  • Records animal performance Manage laboratory

Laboratory Management

  • Makes basic solutions
  • Updates safety checks
  • Manages local computer network


  • Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering or related field - Master of Science preferred
  • Very strong proficiency in MATLAB
  • Preference for biomechanics and/or gait analysis experience

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