Research Specialist - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 months ago

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.

Requirements

The Research Specialist is responsible for research and training of key duties of the Georgetown Brain Bank (GBB) and Harris Neuropathology Research Lab. The incumbent assists in management of tissue and biofluid procurement with the current Autopsy Coordinator, autopsy assistants, Assistant Director and Director. While the position will not require performing autopsies, it will require tissue sampling from human brains and spinal columns at the time of autopsy. S/he will be involved in consenting individuals for premortem biofluids and next-of-kin for biobanking postmortem collections. Serving both GUMC and MedStar by providing clinical autopsy evaluations, educational opportunities for students, medical house staff, and faculty, and for procuring and providing tissue and biofluids to the research community, the Research Specialist has additional duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees GBB tissue procurement, distribution coordination, and tissue analysis, especially as it relates to the ALS Postmortem Core Project.

  • Oversees student, resident, and fellow mentorship.

  • Manages lab safety oversight/training.

  • Handles lab ordering and expense reconciliation.

  • Travels for tissue collection as we actively expand the work of the GBB beyond the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) when necessary.

  • Organizes tissues in the laboratory and oversees clinical data entered into an on-line database, coordinating tissue distribution to researchers at GUMC and other institutions.

  • Interacts with a wide variety of individuals: patients and family members, students, faculty (internal and external), and staff from various offices.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in a biomedical disciple

  • At least 5 years' experience in human anatomy, biobanking, and/or clinical trial work

  • Cell and molecular biology technical skills and neuroscience background will be given preference

Current Georgetown Employees:

If you currently work at Georgetown University, please exit this website and login to GMS (gms.georgetown.edu) using your Net ID and password. Then select the Career worklet on your GMS Home dashboard to view Jobs at Georgetown.

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any position at Georgetown University you must submit a cover letter and resume for each position of interest for which you believe you are qualified. These documents are not kept on file for future positions.

Need Assistance:

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at 202-687-4798 or ideaa@georgetown.edu.

Need some assistance with the application process? Please call 202-687-2500. For more information about the suite of benefits, professional development and community involvement opportunities that make up Georgetown's commitment to its employees, please visit the Georgetown Works website.

EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Benefits:

Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.


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