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Research Postdoctoral Fellow
Children's National in Washington, DC
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Date Posted April 29, 2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Research Postdoctoral Fellow - (1700031B)


The Research Postdoctoral Fellow is a “research trainee” for the purpose of enhancing and developing research competencies.

  • Assists faculty in the conduct of research and reports to a principal investigator or CRI Center Director.

  • Can serve in several roles in the laboratory setting depending on the scientific specialty and needs of the research project supported.

  • Participates directly in the design and conduct of experiments and therefore needs technical knowledge and subject matter expertise encompassing several disciplines such as molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology or animal science.

  • Based on experience the research post-doctoral fellow may train technical staff, graduate students and others in laboratory procedures may provide general supervision in the laboratory and assists with data management and analysis.

  • In addition, the research post-doc fellow will be responsible for assisting the principal investigator in the planning and execution research projects, grant applications and publications.

  • May further assist in the management of resource allocations, and may manage day-to-day activities in the laboratory, such as purchasing, oversight of laboratory animals, radioactivity, and biosafety issues.

  • May guide or lead the work of peers, technicians or other diverse support staff as necessary to achieve specific assignments or complete large and complex projects.




Minimum Education:
Ph.D or M.D

Specific Requirements and Preferences:
Ph.D. or M.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) in an accredited college or university in a specific field.

Specific Requirements and Preferences:
Completed training in a specialty in a field of research; demonstrated potential for successful career in research and related scholarly achievement.

Required Skills/Knowledge:
 - Experience must demonstrate that the applicant acquired the scientific knowledge, skills, and abilities to apply and utilize them successfully in independent health or health-related research appropriate to the position.

 - Plan, conduct, and manage research projects within the federal and institutional regulations and policies.

 - Maintain confidentiality of data as required.

Responsible Conduct of Research:

  1. Consistently demonstrate adherence with the standards for the responsible conduct of research.

  2. Responsible for appropriate use of research funds.

  3. Comply with all annual job-related training requirements.

Commitment to Research:

  1. Conduct research of significant scientific value in the basic and/or translational science area(s) relevant to his/her practice specialty.

  2. Participate in reviewing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.

  3. Publish in peer-reviewed, scientific, quality and management journals.

  4. Submit applications for grants or contracts for funding of research projects.

  5. Participate in research committees, workshop special interest groups.


  1. Collaborate effectively with CRI researchers, external agencies and institutions to develop cooperative research initiatives, promotes free discussion, research progress, skills productivity and morale with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders.


  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance

  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation

  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation

  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication

  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers

  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Teaching and Other Duties:

  1. Participate in educational programs and teaching assignments.

  2. May supervise students and interns.

Organizational Commitment/Identification:

  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization

  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences

  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity

  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times

Customer Service:

  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met


  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior

  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals

  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving:

  1. Contribute to a positive work environment

  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change

  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes

  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility:

  1. Use resources efficiently

  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

Primary Location

: District of Columbia-Washington

Work Locations


Sheikh Zayed Campus 

111 Michigan Avenue 

 Washington 20010


: Research Faculty / Postdoc


: COE Hospital-Based Specliaties

Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)

Position Status: FT - Full-Time

Job Posting

: Apr 6, 2020, 5:03:16 PM

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