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The School of Pharmacy has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist/Engineer 2.
The research is aimed at understanding the disposition of small molecule drugs, xenobiotics, vitamins and endogenous hormones and how alterations in specific enzyme activity affect exposures to these compounds in specific organs. The research projects also evaluate how genetics and disease states alter drug and hormone disposition. Specifically the research projects aim at characterizing the physiological changes that are observed as a response to altered exposure to xenobitoics and endogenous compounds with focus on the liver, kidney, pancreas and reproductive organs.
The individual in this position will be responsible for liquid chormatography- mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) analysis of various drugs, environmental toxicants and hormones and vitamins in biological samples including samples from various human subject studies and animal studies as well as from in vitro experiments. The individual in this position will need to be able to conduct standard method development for LC-MS/MS analysis, and develop the ability to conduct pharmacokinetic and enzyme kinetic analysis.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
BS in Analytical Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biochemistry or equivalent and at least two years' experience;
Strong analytical skills;
Good understanding of chemistry and biochemistry
Experience in basic in vitro techniques
Attention to detail and good organization skills;
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's or PhD in Analytical Chemistry, Pharmacy, Biochemistry or equivalent and at least two years' experience;
Experience in enzyme kinetics or pharmacokinetic analysis is desirable;
Understanding of protein mass spectrometry will be helpful;
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
This individual must be willing to occasionally work on weekends and evenings
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