George Washington University

George Washington University

Research Assistant, HIV & Infectious Disease

United States

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Job Description Summary:

GW's Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine (MITM) conducts innovative, fundamental, basic and translational research for HIV/AIDS and neglected 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: https://

MITM is searching for a full-time Research Assistant for Dr. Bosque's laboratory who will collaborate with Dr. Rebecca Lynch's lab. Dr. Bosque is interested in lab assays to detect low amounts of HIV viral proteins to characterize the latent HIV reservoir. Dr. Lynch's main interest is to improve monoclonal antibodies for new HIV eradication strategies. This position will aid the current Lynch and Bosque labs in developing assays using monoclonal antibodies to detect the HIV reservoir. This position will include planning, executing, and analyzing immunology and virology experiments under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator and will also receive mentoring and direct supervision of the Principal Investigator in order to advance their career in academic research.

Additional duties:

  • Optimizes, develops, qualifies and executes Quanterix binding assays.
  • Plans and schedules independent experiments consistent with the timeline and objectives of ongoing research projects.
  • Communicates with Drs. Bosque and Lynch about research progress in monthly meetings.
  • Provides general maintenance of the laboratory; Maintenance of Good Laboratory Practice, complies with Biosafety guidelines, keeps inspection records and generates SOPs and reports.
  • Maintains and troubleshoots equipment.
  • Participates in group meetings and presents data.
  • Performs 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.
  • This position is essential and on-site at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

    Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enthusiasm for the practice of science.
  • BS in Microbiology or related field and progressively responsible work experience.
  • Ability to follow a set procedure.
  • Ability to work both as a team and independently.
  • Experience in immunology and/or virology based and molecular biology techniques including but not limited to: PCR,ELISA, nucleic acid extractions, sequencing, cell culture, and aseptic technique preferred.
  • Knowledge of human work, clinical samples handling, molecular and cell biology techniques.
  • Typical Hiring Range $19.44 - $25.65 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?


    Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

    College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Research Stream Service and Support Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time -> FTE 1.00 Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 9 am – 5:30 pm Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Essential onsite Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R001912 Job Open Date: 05/09/2023 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:

    Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

    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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    Research Assistant, HIV & Infectious Disease


    George Washington University


    United States


    May 25, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

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    About the employer

    George Washington University is a private institution that was founded in 1821. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 11,762 (fall 2020), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 43 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. George Washington University's ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #63. Its tuition and fees are $59,870.

    George Washington University’s urban location in downtown Washington, D.C., is ideal for fans of politics and city life. The school is spread out across the D.C. Foggy Bottom neighborhood, near the State Department and about a mile away from museums on the National Mall and the Washington Monument. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, and, starting with the Class of 2018, juniors are required to live on campus as well. The school’s sports teams are nicknamed the Colonials, and compete in the Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. A costumed student called George, named for George Washington, is the school mascot, though an 10-foot inflatable character known as Big George and an on-campus statue of a hippopotamus are unofficial mascots. There are more than 400 organizations on campus, and students can start their own clubs with an original idea and nine other members. About 25 percent of students are involved in the school’s large Greek system. The TRAiL program takes students on outdoor excursions like hiking, kayaking and horseback riding. Student publications include the GW Hatchet, The Daily Colonial and The GW Patriot.

    The school has broad graduate offerings, and its Law School and Graduate School of Education and Human Development are particularly well regarded. Among the scores of famous GW graduates are politicians Harry Reid and Eric Cantor, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and performers including Kerry Washington. Alec Baldwin attended GW but did not graduate.

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