Research Assistant, Center for Cell Reprogramming, Department of Pathology - Georgetown University

Washington D.C.
Jul 25, 2017
Aug 17, 2017
Analyst, Research
Education, Healthcare
Full Time
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Research Assistant, Center for Cell Reprogramming, Department of Pathology - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown's Center for Cell Reprogramming pursues and promotes research on stem-like cells, with an emphasis on conditionally reprogrammed cells, adult stem cells and their relevant biological/medical applications. We serve as a nidus for faculty recruitment, for internal and external research collaborations, and for facilitating funding from the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, pharmaceutical companies and foundations. We currently sponsor seminars by world-class scientists to maintain the Center at the forefront of the rapidly advancing field of cell reprogramming. 

The Research Assistant carries out experiments related to cancer research projects, especially generation and maintenance of patient-derived conditionally reprogrammed cells and 30 organoid cultures, and performs laboratory duties relevant to these projects.  Reporting the Center Director/Department Cahir, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs cellular and molecular biology techniques including DNA and RNA E/NE - to include isolation, Western blotting, immunofluorescence, and immunoprecipitation, transfection/infection of plasmids, and qPCR.             
  • Generation and maintenance of patient-derived cell lines and organoid cultures, selection and maintenance of stable clones.
  • Keeping record of all experiments, results and interpretation of data in laboratory notebook.
  • Shares the responsibility with other lab members in maintaining lab computers, software, printers, and laboratory equipment, as well as helping in washing and autoclaving glassware.
  • Interacts with the Principal Investigator and other research faculty, as well as with postdoctoral fellows and students. 


  • Master's degree in Biomedical or Biology
  • 1 year of lab experience
  • Preference for proficiency in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint, as well as Photoshop and statistical analysis

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