Research Associate

$53,007 - $68,275 a year

The Department of Global Health is seeking a Research Associate that will participate in the laboratory testing and analysis of specimens collected by or derived for project PI’s network of research projects in the Americas.

This position independently carries out research/development activities by designing and conducting experiments in a controlled laboratory setting, under general guidance from the Principal Investigator. Using a certain degree of creativity and latitude, the core responsibilities of this position include making detailed observations, analyzing data, and interpreting results. This position compiles results and prepares technical reports and documentation of outcomes. This role is familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Working under general supervision, this position typically reports to a Principal Investigator.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage with the establishment of laboratory operations in a BSL-3 suite to include verification of equipment function, protocol development, cell culture establishment and maintenance, assay performance and validation
  • Manage the analysis of specimens for the detection and characterization of human pathogens including dengue, Zika, chikungunya and other BSL-2 and BSL-3 agents
  • Manage offsite/overseas research collaboration efforts to include development of techniquies and collection of testing samples
  • Maintain all lab spaces, equipment, inventories, cultures and colonies
  • 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
Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a master’s degree and 1 year of experience 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:
  • A MS in laboratory sciences, public health or related field, with 1 year of experience in laboratory research.
  • Experience with cultivation and testing of viral pathogens
Typical Hiring Range $53007 - $68275 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?
Campus Location:
Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH)

Research and Labs

Laboratory Research

Individual Contributor

Level 1


Hours Per Week:

Work Schedule:
M-F; 9am-5pm

Position Designation:
Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.


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Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

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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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