Research Technician I

Location
WASHINGTON, District of Columbia-WASHINGTON
Posted
Oct 14, 2021
Closes
Nov 18, 2021
Ref
210002JQ
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
The Hsieh lab is seeking an enthusiastic scientist to join us as a research assistant. Our research group is focused on global health, surgical technology development, and the basic microbiology and immunology of the urinary tract. We study host-microbiome interactions and carcinogenesis in the genitourinary tract using uropathogenic E. coli and the carcinogenic Schistosoma haematobium parasite as model pathogens. Besides studying the basic biology of genitourinary inflammation and infection, we are also collaborating with Professor Michael Keidar to develop cold atmospheric plasma as a treatment for bladder cancer and other urologic diagnoses. Ideal candidates are comfortable participating in multiple supervised projects and working with people, including as part of a larger group. Good organizational skills, work ethic, and attention to detail are a must. This position features the opportunity to participate in both collaborative as well as independent research projects under the supervision of the principal investigator. Past research assistants have published extensively based on work in the lab and have gone on to obtain graduate degrees and highly successful careers.

The Research Technician I will perform a variety of routine and specialized laboratory tests, specimen preparations, and experimental procedures for the purpose of research as directed.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree Bachelor's degree with a major in basic science or related field desired. .

Minimum Work Experience
At least 1-2 years of related experience desired. No supervisory experience required. (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Possesses strong mathematical skills and an inquiring attitude. Basic knowledge of lab safety and use of basic lab equipment desired. Attend lab seminars to further research knowledge.

Functional Accountabilities
Research
  • Plan, conduct, and manage search projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies under the direction of the principal investigator.


  • Responsible for appropriate use of research funds and resources.
  • Comply with all annual job-related training requirements.
  • Conduct literature search as directed.

Laboratory Work
  • Perform routine tests under the direction of principal investigator or supervisor.


  • Record and check results for completeness and accuracy.
  • Perform tasks that may require familiarity with fundamental techniques and equipment.
  • Compile information from lab notebooks and journals.
  • Attend courses, seminars, and lab meetings to expand knowledge of research and laboratory techniques.

Project Planning
  • Assist with planning specific research protocols and procedures.


  • Coordinate schedules of tests and procedures.
  • Assist staff to develop and troubleshoot new techniques and ideas.

Recordkeeping
  • Maintain a log of work performed;


  • Prepare charts, graphs, and results of studies; compile and help analyze data.
  • Maintain all required records, reports, statistics, etc.; prepare summary reports as requested.
  • Maintain and update department policies in regard to procedures, objectives, safety etc.


Childrens National Hospital is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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