Research Scientist

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Anticipated salary low to mid $50's; Commensurate with education and experience
Posted
Nov 03, 2021
Closes
Dec 10, 2021
Ref
FAC8457
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Research Scientist, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine

The George Mason University, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine in the College of Science invites well-qualified candidates to apply for a Research Scientist 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.

About the Position:

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. Candidates should have an interest in clinical research projects to decipher complex biochemical pathways and mechanisms of inhibition. The selected candidate will have excellent organization and prioritization skills. 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.

Responsibilities:

This research position requires an intersection of protein chemistry, polymer, and conjugation chemistry skills for integrating material sciences into clinical translational research. Responsibilities include protein analysis and quantification, polymer surface functionalization, hydrogel synthesis and characterization, dye protein interaction characterization, quality control, quality improvement, and research and development activities commensurate with a PhD level. Specific tasks include various spectrometry and spectroscopy techniques, immunoblotting/immunoprecipitation, microscopy, and data analysis. Projects will encompass functional studies in cancer, infection disease, and microbiome.

The incumbent will also communicate research progress to colleagues, present research at conferences, and write grant proposals and articles for publication.

Required Qualifications:

  • MS in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, or a related field is required along with research experience in cancer and infectious disease biomarker discovery;
  • Demonstrated expertise in polymerization techniques, nanotechnology, bioconjugation techniques, and mass spectrometry;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrated skills in organizing, prioritizing, and problem-solving;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision and utilize sound decision-making skills;
  • Experience in handling and purifying biological fluids for proteomic and genomic analysis;
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers, word processing applications, and spreadsheet applications with demonstrated scientific writing ability.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong background in statistical analysis is desirable;
  • PhD in Biotechnology, Biochemistry, or related field is preferred.


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For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit George Mason University Vaccination Requirements .
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