Children's National Research Institute (CNRI): Lab Tech Wanted!

Claire Cornell

The Children’s National Research Institute (CNRI) has an outstanding research faculty and enjoys an exceptionally collegial and collaborative environment. The Rastogi Lab, located in CNRI, is focused on the investigation of mechanisms underlying obesity-related asthma in children. We have found that systemic immune responses in obese asthmatic children are skewed to a non-atopic Th1 phenotype, which is associated with metabolic dysregulation. We are now investigating the biologic mechanisms that underlie the non-atopic immune responses.

We are seeking highly motivated individuals for a Lab Technician II position who have bio-informatics experience analyzing large genomics data sets and are interested in mechanistic studies of chronic diseases including asthma. Under the guidance of Dr. Rastogi, the technician will be responsible for performing the downstream assays on samples from children that include RNA and DNA processing and data analysis of -omics data. Experience with data analysis using bioinformatic tools such as R statistical software is required.

Responsibilities:

  • The person will be involved in cell processing for downstream assays, including, but not limited to:
  • RNA and DNA processing
  • Analysis of genomic, transcriptomic and epigenomic data using R statistical software

Qualifications:

  • Completed or scheduled to complete 4 years of undergraduate education with a Bachelors in Science (or Bachelor of Arts from institutions that do not provide BS) with major in biology or chemistry.
  •  MS Bioinformatics is beneficial but not required. Experience with data analysis using tools such as R, python and other whole genome data analysis tools.   

Please email your resume with a cover letter with a brief description of research accomplishments to drastogi@childrensnational.org or drastogi@gwu.edu