The Laboratory of Dr. Robert Miller at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to investigate aspects of neurological diseases including multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, and spinal cord injury. This position conducts laboratory research on an independent and collaborative basis. Responsibilities Include: -Researches and studies glial cell functions using rat and mouse. Performs histology, molecular biology, and microinjections. -Designs and evaluates experiments and develops new ideas. Plans and develops research methods and techniques within the framework of the project. -Maintains accurate records of research findings and analyzes results. Trains students on basic lab operations and functions. -Prepares research results for publications in reports, papers, journals, books, and other media. -Attends, contributes to, and leads internal and external meetings. -This position performs other duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
-Degree in biological or biomedical science. -Strong record of publications including at least one first author, peer-reviewed publication in the field of neurobiology preferred but not required. -Experience with mouse husbandry, electrophysiology, and molecular biology techniques. -Organizational and communication skills, ability to think critically and creatively, and capacity to work independently as well as collaboratively.
Require’s a PhD in the field or in a related area.
GW is the largest institution of higher education in the District of Columbia. The university has more than 20,000 students from all 50 states, the District and more than 130 countries studying a rich range of disciplines: from forensic science and creative writing to international affairs and computer engineering, as well as medicine, public health, the law and public policy.