Department: Center for Applied Proteomics & Molecular Medicine (CAPMM)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Proteomics and Biochemistry
The George Mason University, Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine in the College of Science invites well-qualified candidates to apply for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow 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.
This research position provides a unique intersection of genomic, metabolomic, and proteomic skill sets for integrating molecular profiling in clinical translational research. Responsibilities include assay development, small animal dissection, patient diagnostic testing, quality control, quality improvement, and research and development activities commensurate with a PhD level. Specific tasks include LC-tandem mass spectrometry, cell culture, reverse phase protein microarray construction and analysis, laser capture microdissection, immunoblotting/immunoprecipitation, microscopy, 2D and 3D mammalian cell culture, and data analysis. The incumbent will also communicate research progress to colleagues, present research at conferences, and write grant proposals and articles for publication.
Considering the interdisciplinary nature of the research group and the projects that the candidate will work on, the position requires an individual who has demonstrated experience across multiple disciplines. This position requires the ability to apply proteomic and genomic technologies to monitor molecular markers relevant to patient stratification, treatment efficacy, or toxicity. Candidates should have an interest in designing clinical research projects for deciphering complex signal transduction and biochemical pathways and mechanisms of inhibition. 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.
Completion of a Ph.D. in biochemistry, biological science, or related field prior to the start date in the position;
Experience in biochemical pathway analysis, mass spectrometry, mammalian cell culture with plasmid design and lentivirus transfection, qRT-PCR, and microscopy;
Knowledge of Liquid chromatography, laser capture microdissection, reverse phase protein microarrays, electrophoresis, microscopy, structural biology, DNA sequence analysis, PCR, ELISA, western blotting, animal dissection, and human/animal histology.
Ability to work with small animal models
Proficiency in data analysis using Excel and GraphPad;
Proficiency in the use of personal computer, word-processing applications, automation of data analysis and spreadsheet applications with demonstrated scientific writing ability; and
Excellent communication skills in oral and written English.
Proficiency in signal transduction pathway analysis, reverse phase protein array, nucleic acid purification, and small animal model systems; and
A strong background in statistical analysis is desirable.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Prince William, VA
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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, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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Internal Number: 46778
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