Research Assistant, Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Medicine - Georgetown University Medic

Washington D.C.
Dec 19, 2017
Feb 28, 2018
Analyst, Research
Education, Research
Full Time
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Research Assistant, Nephrology & Hypertension, Department of Medicine - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University's Department of Medicine is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence built upon the legacies of leaders in cardiology, hematology and oncology, nephrology and gastroenterology. We are proud of this tradition of excellence and it is our goal today to further that reputation by remaining on the cutting edge of new developments in medical education, scientific and clinical investigation and, of course, clinical care. Central to our success is our commitment to scholarship at all levels of medical training.

The Research Assistant performs a variety of routine laboratory operations in a quality assurance or research setting. S/he makes measurements and performs several routine quantitative and qualitative biological or chemical analytical tests according to standard procedures. Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Assists higher level technicians in the setup of laboratory equipment and in recording data for experiments and procedures.
  • Assists in the laboratory training of summer students or new staff.
  • Orders lab supplies and maintains lab safety.
  • Handles general laboratory technical responsibilities with an emphasis on performing molecular biology assay, biomarker testing, histology and immunohistology slides imaging.
  • Performs animal model and experiment and tissue collection. 
  • Assists the Private Investigator or undertakes microvascular studies.
  • Performs required tests with provided equipment, laboratory cleaning and maintenance.
  • Undertakes human physiological studies, under the PI's supervision.
  • Performs analysis data and inputs tests record.
  • Measures multiple biomarkers using a series of methods, such as immunoassays, radio-immunoassays and various instruments and methods.
  • Maintains and ensures accurate test records within appropriate databases.


  • Bachelor's degree in biomedical, medical science or related fields - Master's preferred
  • 2 years of experience in a related field
  • Knowledge in using various instruments to prepare for and perform tests
  • Good communications skills
  • Basic knowledge of molecular biology skills, with appropriate lab experience technician


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