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The Division of Dermatology is one of 14 subspecialty Divisions in the Department of Medicine. The mission of the Dermatology Division is to provide outstanding patient care, train and mentor future leaders in dermatology and advance dermatologic knowledge. The Dermatology Division is affiliated with University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Harborview Medical Center, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center and VA Puget Sound Health Care System. There are two postdoctoral training programs in Dermatology, Dermatology Residency Program (9 residents) and Procedural Dermatology Fellowship Program (1 fellow). Dermatology faculty conduct basic research and clinical trials, provide patient care and participate in the training of medical students, residents and fellows.
The Division of Dermatology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer I. This individual will work with a team of physicians and scientists. The Research Scientist/Engineer I will work in a collegial and collaborative environment under the direct supervision of the principal investigator. The position requires excellent communication and collaborative skills for close interactions with Postdoctoral Fellows, Graduate Students, Undergraduates, and Research Scientists. The Research Scientist/Engineer I must be able to work independently and take a shared leadership role on assigned projects.
The Research Scientist's responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
Reviews clinically relevant questions about Merkel cell carcinoma using Merkel cell carcinoma cohort data.
Uses specimen information to run quality control testing.
Uses STATA software to perform statistical analysis of cohort data and contributes of data/findings for use in reports, documents, presentations, and manuscripts. Defines and improves practices and protocols from experiences on small projects.
Acquires patient samples for research and clinical trials.
Approves eligibility for adoptive T-cell therapy trial (https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02584829).
Acquires blood samples and determines if HLA typing is compatible with enrollment criteria.
Acquires tumor specimens and determine CM2B4 status. CM2B4 stains for the large T antigen of the Merkel cell polyomavirus, and must be positive for the patient to be enrolled.
Familiarity with Merkel cell carcinoma clinical trials for patient enrollment and be able to communicate eligibility criteria to patients.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's degree in engineering or scientific background plus1-3 years of full-time experience in a Merkel cell carcinoma lab.
Familiarity with Merkel cell carcinoma clinical trials
Ability to navigate electronic medical record (ORCA, EPIC, Mindscape)
Familiarity with standard of care treatments for Merkel cell carcinoma, and able to explain these to patients and other providers Must be proficient with desktop computers including word processing, spreadsheet, and PowerPoint.
Strong organizational skills, the ability to manage diverse tasks independently, and a commitment to excellence.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Masters or PhD degree holders are encouraged to apply.
Experience in managing various patient, tissue block, and blood databases.
Able to perform biostatistical analyses using STATA
Confident and comfortable working with individuals and groups
Strong desire for personal growth within the position
Familiarity with medical terminology and Access databases
Experience in handling and tracking patient blood and tissue specimens
Proficient in microscopy and tissue imaging
Background in immunology research and clinical trials
Commitment to mentoring junior colleagues
Interest in a multi-year commitment
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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