Research Technician, Department of Biology - Georgetown College

Washington D.C.
Oct 11, 2017
Feb 08, 2018
Analyst, Research
Education, Research
Full Time
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Research Technician, Department of Biology - Georgetown College

Founded in 1789 as the nation's first Catholic institution of higher learning, Georgetown College is committed to the Jesuit traditions of an integrated education and of productive research in the liberal arts, including fine arts, humanities, languages, sciences, and social sciences.

The Research Specialist supports day-to-day microbiology research in the Brinsmade Lab in duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Analyzes the next generation sequencing data and performs experiments in order to collect data for grant proposals and to publish manuscripts.
  • Ensures that the lab is running smoothly by keeping track of supplies and coordinating lab staff duties.
  • Attends lab meetings and, as appropriate, and presents their research to a subset of the Biology department community, which includes other faculty, staff, postdocs and students.  
  • Performs microbiology experiments - for example, cultivating bacterial cells (Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli), microscopy, image analysis, and other well-established laboratory techniques.
  • Analyzes large data sets and next generation sequencing data.
  • Manages lab logistics and interacts with outside vendors.


  • Bachelors degree in a science related field, Masters preferred.
  • Up to 2 years of experience in addition to academic laboratory courses
  • Experience working with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) data - preferably in a microbiology context
  • Experience in bacteriology and molecular biology techniques
  • Consistent attention to detail and excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office products and at least one NGS analysis tool (e.g., Galaxy. Knowledge of R and/or Python is a plus.
  • Ability to collaborate respectfully with other members of the laboratory, learn, and to take direction from personnel at all levels
  • Preference for experience with benchtop fermenters and continuous bacterial cultivation (chemostats)

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