Research Assistant for the Breast Cancer Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center - Georgetown

Washington D.C.
Jul 27, 2017
Sep 06, 2017
Analyst, Research
Full Time
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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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