Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Proteomics and Biochemistry

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Mar 30, 2020
Sep 26, 2020
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Proteomics and Biochemistry

The George Mason University, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine in the College of Science invites well-qualified candidates to apply for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow position in the area of Proteomics and Biochemistry. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

This position is being re-posted. Applicants that previously applied to this position do not need to reapply in order to be considered.

Responsibilities: This research position provides a unique intersection of genomic, metabolomic, and proteomic skill sets for integrating molecular profiling in clinical translational research. Responsibilities include assay development, small animal dissection, patient diagnostic testing, quality control, quality improvement, and research and development activities commensurate with a PhD level. Specific tasks include LC-tandem mass spectrometry, cell culture, reverse phase protein microarray construction and analysis, laser capture microdissection, immunoblotting/immunoprecipitation, microscopy, 2D and 3D mammalian cell culture, and data analysis. The incumbent will also communicate research progress to colleagues, present research at conferences, and write grant proposals and articles for publication.

Considering the nature of our translational research group and the projects that the candidate will work on, the position requires an individual who has demonstrated proficiency in laboratory skills. This position requires the ability to apply proteomic and genomic technologies to monitor molecular markers relevant to patient stratification, treatment efficacy, or toxicity. Candidates should have an interest in designing clinical research projects for deciphering complex signal transduction and biochemical pathways and mechanisms of inhibition. The selected candidate is expected to be open to learning new techniques and working in a highly independent and interdisciplinary environment.

The duration of the appointment is 1 year and subject to renewal, dependent on satisfactory performance and continuation of funding. Incumbents in this position are not eligible to apply for tenure.

Required Qualifications: * Completion of a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biological science, or related field prior to the start date in the position; * Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. Sponsorship in not available for this position; * Experience in mass spectrometry, mammalian cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy; * Knowledge of PCR, ELISA, western blotting, and human/animal histology; * Proficiency in data analysis using Excel or spreadsheet applications; * Proficiency in the use of personal computer, word-processing applications; * Demonstrated scientific writing ability; * Excellent communication skills in oral and written English.

Preferred Qualifications: * Knowledge of laser capture microdissection or reverse phase protein microarrays; * Ability to work with small animal models; * A strong background in statistical analysis is desirable.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

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