Research Assistant III. Tissue Culture Shared Resource - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington D.C.
Mar 27, 2017
Jul 27, 2017
Analyst, Research
Education, Research
Full Time
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Research Assistant III. Tissue Culture Shared Resource - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown's Tissue Culture Shared Resource (TCSR) assists the Cancer Center investigators and other members of the Georgetown University research community with all the tissue culture-related aspects of their research and to maintain Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) cell line repository. To this end, the TCSR provides consultation, facilities and services to a diverse group of investigators involved in cancer research.

The Research Assistant III is critical position supporting the recruiting efforts of all study subjects.  S/he assists with TCSR laboratory duties and performs specific laboratory bench work dealing with biochemical, molecular biological, bacteriological, serological and microscopic procedures in the lab, and is on call at all times (including weekends and evenings) to respond to emergencies involving the biorepository freezers.  Reporting to the TCSR Director and the Lab Manager, the Research Assistant III has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs tests, assays and procedures appropriate to the project.
  • Performs biochemical /molecular biological/microscopic/serological/bacteriological examinations of biological samples - for example, gene/DNA sequencing, purification or RNA from cells, PCR, tissue culture, and flow cytometry).
  • Records, reports results by maintaining and updating specific database, and logs applicable to the unit/area of research.
  • Prepares and runs biochemical and immunological assays such as RIA, ELISA and Western blot analysis.
  • Performs techniques in molecular biology, protein chemistry and flow Cytometry.
  • Inventories, orders and organizes laboratory supplies; cleans laboratory equipment and work areas, and disposes of contaminated materials.
  • Provides assistance and information to TCSR users.
  • Performs all duties in accordance with Georgetown University Medical Center's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant area of  biosciences
  • At least 1 year of relevant laboratory experience - preference for experience using laboratory tracking databases
  • Computer literacy
  • Availability and willingness to be at all times, including weekends and evenings

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