Research Assistant, Molecular Oncology Program - Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Washington D.C.
Oct 06, 2017
Oct 19, 2017
Analyst, Research
Healthcare, Research
Full Time
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Research Assistant, Molecular Oncology Program - Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer 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. LCCC's Molecular Oncology (MO) Program brings together investigators whose mission is to identify and validate molecular pathways critical to the initiation, progression, maintenance and metastases of cancer.

The Research Assistant assists the Principal Investigator (PI) on a daily basis to carry out experiments for ongoing projects and performs general laboratory maintenance. Particularly, s/he helps in maintaining mice models and perform molecular and biochemical techniques. Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Performs aseptic techniques for cell culture (cancer cell lines).
  • Performs routine laboratory maintenance and research activities as assigned.
  • Conducts biochemical and molecular assays - for example, Western blotting, qPCR, RNA extraction, and plasmid extraction.
  • Performs collecting, analyzing and reporting data to PI.
  • Maintaining mice lines, genotyping and breeding - for example, extraction of genomic DNA from mice tail, and genotyping.
  • Performs administrative duties - for example, assisting in developing policies, procedures and/or methods for laboratory experimentation).
  • Orders and stocks common lab supplies.
  • Adheres to and enforces lab safety techniques.


  • Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences
  • 6 months of experience in a lab setting
  • Familiarity with animal study and basic cell culture or molecular and biochemical techniques (for example, mice genotyping, PCR, Western blotting)
  • Training - or willingness to be trained - in occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials, and/or ionizing radiation

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