Post Doctoral Fellow in Radiation Biodosimetry Department of Oncology
Location: Washington, D.C.
Internal Number: 3477436
Post Doctoral Fellow in Radiation Biodosimetry Department of Oncology Georgetown University: Medical Center: School of Medicine: Oncology
Location: Washington, DC Open Date: Sep 06, 2022 Deadline: Dec 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Description Georgetown University School of Medicine (GUMC), located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, 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. GUMC has made a major commitment to metabolomics including lipidomics as a critical component to our systems biology and systems medicine initiatives.
A fully funded position is now available through the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center in our program for a Metabolomics Postdoctoral Fellow. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in radiation biodosimetry projects through metabolomics, lipidomics, microbiomics, and fungal sequencing. Projects will involve using murine models exposed to various radiation qualities, in combination with 3D lab grown human tissue models colonized with human microbiome, in order to understand responses to radiation, with emphasis on lower doses. Duties include, but are not limited to:
Animal handling and sample collection, including various biofluids.
Tissue culture and maintenance of 3D human tissue models.
Metabolomic and lipidomic analysis: processing and bioinformatic analysis
Integration of metabolomic and microbiomic data
Our mass spectrometry facility has assembled state-of-art instrumentation for metabolomics and is a Waters Center of Innovation, with development of untargeted and targeted approaches on LC-MS/MS and LC-TOFMS, GC-MS, QTRAP, and Seahorse technologies to complement the available platforms.
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related field, such as radiation biology, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and/or bioinformatics.
Strong foundation in signal transduction and metabolism.
High familiarity of tissue culture and microbial cultures.
Willingness to work under BSL-2 safety conditions.
Willingness to learn and implement new technologies and analytical approaches.
Experience in mass spectrometry with emphasis on metabolomics and biomarker discovery is strongly preferred. Individuals with excellent communication skills (written and oral), ability to work independently, multitask and solve complex problems are encouraged to apply for a position in this dynamic lab.
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.
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