Research Assistant for the Breast Cancer Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown
Research Assistant for the Breast Cancer Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) clinicians are dedicated to providing the best professional care, delivered with compassion, for all patients. Lombardi's internationally-renowned physicians treat virtually every type of cancer, including breast, lung, colorectal, prostate, head and neck, and cancers of the blood. Along with cutting-edge cancer care, we offer a program of innovative clinical trials and a full range of supportive care services to improve our patients' health and quality of life.
The Research Assistant assists the Principal Investigator (PI) on a daily basis to carry out experiments for ongoing projects to understand molecular mechanisms of drug resistance in breast cancer. Particularly, s/he helps in maintaining and using cancer cell models for cell viability assays and molecular and biomechanical techniques; troubleshoots technical problems we come across when working with these new experimental designs; and conducts some online research. Reporting to the Principal Investigation, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:
- Performs aseptic techniques for cell culture (human cancer cell lines)
- Conducts biochemical and molecular assays for cell viability (western blotting, PCR, apoptosis assays)
- Performs collecting, analyzing and reporting data
- Performs online research of published scientific studies (PubMed)
- Troubleshoots techniques and procedures.
- Orders and stocks common lab supplies.
- Adheres to and enforces lab safety techniques.
- Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences
- At least 6 months' experience in a lab setting
- Familiarity with basic cell culture or molecular and biochemical techniques (for example, PCR, Western blotting)
- Preference for familiarity with cancer research
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