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The major activity of the Division of Hematology is research. Building on the distinguished accomplishments of the Division's founding members and early leaders, our current faculty continues to work at the cutting edge of molecular and cellular biology, pathophysiology, and applied clinical research. This work is carried out both as investigator-initiated projects within the Division and through collaborative efforts with colleagues at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, basic science departments at the University, the Division of Oncology, and other Divisions in the Department of Medicine.
The Division of Hematology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist 1. Research Scientist will support the research in Dr. Doulatov's lab that uses umbilical cord blood and induced pluripotent cells to understand hematopoietic development, stem cell function, and disease. The Research Scientist will work directly with a postdoctoral fellow to carry out a project on regulation of hematopoietic stem cell function. For information about the lab see: http://blogs.uw.edu/doulatov/.
The individual will be an integral member of the team, working closely with the PI and postdoc to contribute to an established research project. This person should have experience with cell culture/sterile technique, familiarity with gene transfer methods and flow cytometry is desired, basic understanding of stem cell biology, communication and organizational skills. It is an opportunity to develop and grow, becoming a key member of the team contributing to scientific breakthroughs.
Duties and responsibilities include:
Isolation of human hematopoietic stem cells from umbilical cord blood.
Gene delivery and differentiation of human hematopoietic stem cells
Cloning and basic molecular biology, transfection, and lentivirus preps.
Lab organization and preparation of reagents.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
BA in life sciences and 1+ years experience, or Master's degree in a stem-cell related field.
Organizational skills to coordinate multiple activities and tasks on day-to-day basis.
Technical excellence and ability both follow as well as optimize protocols.
Working as a member of a team of students/fellows under direction of PI.
Superb oral and writing communication skills.
Strong tissue culture skills. Familiarity with above methods/flow cytometry desired.
Desire and ambition to drive scientific breakthroughs and publications
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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