Research Assistant, Department of Human Science - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington D.C.
Jul 13, 2018
Aug 14, 2018
Analyst, Research
Education, Research
Full Time
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Research Assistant, Department of Human Science - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown's Department of Human Science offers an undergraduate human biology curriculum that is designed for students who wish to study the application of scientific discoveries in biology, chemistry, behavioral sciences, and population sciences to human health. The department also recently launched a graduate-level certificate program in occupational and environmental health. The department's mission is to provide students an active learning experience that extends well beyond the classroom.

The Research Assistant supports existing research projects and contributes to the training of young investigators. S/he participates in faculty-led laboratory projects, performing molecular and cell biology techniques, analyzing data from experiments, and designing future experiments. Reporting to the Associate Department Chair, the Research Assistant has duties that include but are not limited to:


  • Participates in various faculty-led laboratory experiments.
  • Performs molecular biology techniques (i.e., cloning, PCR amplification, western blots) and cell biology techniques (i.e., cell culture).
  • Analyzes data from experiments and designs future experiments
  • Maintains communication with the Supervisor regarding these duties and miscellaneous lab tasks that may arise.
  • Trains, supervises, and/or assists undergraduate student researchers with their experiments when needed or requested by supervisor.

Instructional Support for Undergraduates

  • Supervises students in the lab.
  • Answers questions related to lab protocols and procedures.
  • Provides training in proper lab techniques and procedures.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 years of wet lab independent research experience

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