Post-Doctoral Scientist

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Washington D.C.
Mar 11, 2021
Apr 15, 2021
Full Time

GW’s Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine (MITM) conducts innovative, fundamental, basic and translational research for HIV/AIDS and neglected tropical diseases. MITM has a strong tradition of training and policy advocacy for these infectious and parasitic diseases, which initiate and perpetuate poverty and suffering worldwide. Additional information on MITM can be found at the following link:

MITM is searching for a full-time Post-Doctoral Scientist for Dr. Maggirwar’s laboratory. Dr. Maggirwar’s laboratory focuses on the vascular complications associated with HIV-1 (or SARS-CoV2) infection. Our goal is to use the immune cells isolated from the blood samples derived from patients to study the role of platelets in modulating immune response in HIV-1 pathogenesis dissemination in context to cardiovascular disorders and cerebral small vessel diseases. Additional mechanistic analyses will be done by using humanized mice infected with infectious HIV-1.

This position is primarily a temporary/training position in which the incumbent plays a substantive role in planning and conducting research by designing and conducting experiments in a controlled laboratory setting. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, this role will participate in the planning of independent research, will analyze and interpret data, will publish results, will represent the university at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This position will assist in design, evaluation, and conducting experiments and research while receiving advanced training from the Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence. This position may also help to lead and direct the work of lower level research staff.

Responsibilities include:
-Design, evaluate and conduct experiments.
-Assist in the development of new ideas that promote current research.
-Prepare and publish scientific manuscripts.
-Assist with grant writing.
-Work closely with students and supervise research staff as necessary.
-Operate specific equipment and train other laboratory personnel.
-Other general laboratory duties as needed.
-Perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Doctoral degree in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

Desired Qualifications:

-Ph.D. in Immunology, Virology, Neuroscience or related fields.
-Experience in neuroscience, and in handling laboratory animals.
-Ability to/interest in working with live HIV-1 and Corona Virus is also desired

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The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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