Positions Available

The laboratories of GWIN investigators offer opportunities for Post-doctoral training for Ph.D. level scientists as well as a variety of career paths for those interested in working as a research technician. These opportunities, and links for pursuing initial contacts and interviews are provided below.

The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Positions Available

Corbin Laboratory - Research Assistant

The laboratory of Joshua Corbin, PhD in the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children's National Medical Center seeks a full time laboratory research assistant at any level of experience.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing experimental support for ongoing NIH funded projects exploring various aspects of mammalian brain development and function. Experimental approaches will include, but not limited to, standard molecular and cellular neurobiology techniques such as tissue crysectioning, histological staining, gene expression analyses and mouse animal work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous lab wet lab experience with above techniques, including rodent handling are preferred, but not required.
  • Candidate should hold at least an undergraduate degree in neuroscience or related biological science.
  • Abiilty to dedicate a minimum of 40 hours/week.
  • Interest in developmental biology or neurobiology.
  • Ability to work both well within a team and independently.
  • Attention to detail, strong work ethic and desire to learn.

The position will be open starting Fall 2014 and will remain open until filled.

More information about the Corbin lab can be found at: http://www.childrensresearchinstitute.org/centers/joshua-corbin-phd-laboratory. Interested candidates should send a CV along with contact for 3 letters of reference to:

Joshua Corbin, PhD
Associate Professor
Center for Neuroscience Research
Children's National Medical Center
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington DC, 20010


Hashimoto-Torii Laboratory - Postdoctoral

A postdoctoral position is available in the Hashimoto-Torii laboratory at the Center for Neuroscience Research, Children's National Medical Center located in Washington, DC.

We look for a researcher who is highly motivated to work on Gene X Environment Interaction during fetal brain development. If interested, please send CV and at least 2 references along with a cover letter in which your career and research goals should be described to khtorii@cnmc.org

The goal of Hashimoto-Torii laboratory is to understand how adverse prenatal environment interacts with genetic predisposition, thereby increasing the susceptibility to psychiatric diseases after birth. With a focus on the cerebral cortex, we tackle this question by a combination of wet (mouse) and dry (human samples) analyses.

Kazue Hashimoto-Torii, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator, Center for Neuroscience Research
Children's Research Institute, Children's National Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Pharmacology and Physiology
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Lab HP: http://www.hashimoto-torii.net/index.html


Manzini Laboratory - Postdoctoral

Looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow interested in using a combination of human genetics and animal models to study the mechanisms of neurodevelopmental disorders. Our works stems from human mutations severely affecting brain development and cognitive function, and this position focuses on signaling and protein trafficking through the endosome in the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disability.

We believe in innovative, multi-disciplinary and question-driven science, and promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration inside and outside the lab. Graduate experience in one or more of the following is required (neuronal cell biology, biochemistry, mouse genetics, behavioral characterization of animal models), but there will be numerous opportunities for training to complement current skills. A history of publication in neurobiology or developmental biology are preferred. Position is fully funded for at least 2 years.

Please provide a cover letter with a brief description of your current research, CV and contact information for 3 references to cmanzini@gwu.edu

Chiara Manzini, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Lab: http://www.manzinilab.org


Marvar Laboratory - Postdoctoral Fellow

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available for a highly motivated individual in The George Washington University Institute for Neuroscience and Department of Pharmacology and Physiology. The position is in an integrative physiology/immunology and behavioral neurosciences laboratory focused on further understanding how environmental factors such as stress and anxiety related disorders such as PTSD contribute to high blood pressure (hypertension) and cardiovascular disease development. The laboratory is interested in the brain neurocircuitry involved in the autonomic control of blood pressure and neuroimmune mediated mechanisms involved in the development hypertension and cardiovascular related disease. We have a particular interest in the renin angiotensin system and its role in the development of cardiovascular and anxiety related diseases. The laboratory utilizes a variety of novel transgenic mouse models and state of the art cardiovascular, behavioral and immunological interdisciplinary approaches.

We seek an individual with a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences with strong background and expertise in the related field of cardiovascular physiology/immunology/behavioral neurosciences. Expertise in whole animal physiology, immunology, including flow cytometry, animal behavior and surgery are highly desirable. Expertise with basic techniques utilizing DNA, RNA, protein, tissue/cell culture and immunostaining/histology are also desired. The successful applicant duties will include but are not limited to organizing and implementing research plans, the development of new methods, testing, data collection, analysis, interpretation of data, writing grant proposals and preparing manuscripts for publication. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students and applying for career development awards. The candidate will be expected to possess excellent communication skills and present their research findings on a regular basis to both peers within the department and at national and international meetings.

Please provide a cover letter with a brief description of your current research, CV and contact information for 3 references to pmarvar@gwu.edu

Paul Marvar Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Physiology
The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences