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Research Technician, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center – Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC), part of Georgetown University Medical Center, seeks to prevent, treat and cure cancers by linking scientific discovery, expert and compassionate patient care, quality education and partnership with the community - guided by the principle of cura personalis, “care for the whole person.”
The Research Technician for the Han Lab, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center – Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington D.C.
We are looking for a highly motivated Research Technician for an immediately available opportunity to assist the Principal Investigator (PI) on a daily basis to carry out experiments for ongoing projects and to perform general laboratory maintenance. As well, the Research Technician receives dedicated mentorship and opportunities for scientific and professional growth.
- Understanding Cancer Initiation, Metastasis, Cell Plasticity of Ovarian Cancer and Lung Cancer
- Developing Targeted Therapy for Ovarian Cancer and Lung Cancer
- Role of the ubiquitin system and metabolic reprogramming during cancer development and progression.
- Role of non-coding RNAs and RNA-binding proteins in Onco-Immunology
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Technician has duties that include but are not limited to:
- Performs collecting, analyzing, and reporting data to PI
- Maintaining mice lines, genotyping, and breeding (e.g. extraction genomic DNA from mice tail, genotyping)
- Assistant experiments with pre-clinical cancer animal models
- Performs aseptic techniques for cell culture (cancer cell lines)
- Performs routine laboratory maintenance and research activities as assigned
- Conducts biochemical and molecular assays (e.g. western blotting, qPCR, RNA extraction, plasmid extraction)
- Orders and stocks common lab supplies
- Adheres to and enforces lab safety techniques
- Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences
- At least 12 months’ experience in a lab setting
- Familiarity with animal study (for example, mice genotyping), basic cell culture or molecular and biochemical techniques (for example, PCR, Western blotting)
- Possession of training – or willingness to be trained - in occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials, and/or ionizing radiation
Experience of animal studies – e.g., maintaining mouse lines, genotyping, breeding, genetically engineered mouse model
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