Salary is commensurate with education and experience
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The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) is one of 12 basic science departments in the School of Medicine. The mission of the department is to advance knowledge and improve the health and welfare of humans and animals through excellent service support, biomedical research, and teaching. DCM is the central laboratory animal medicine resource at the University of Washington, supporting over 114,000 assignable square feet of animal facilities with an average daily census in excess of 100,000 animals across multiple species (e.g., rodents, rabbits, swine, and zebrafish). The department employs over 175 individuals who provide a comprehensive range of animal husbandry, veterinary, and laboratory services across numerous vivaria. The UW animal care program is accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC) and provides services to over 400 principal investigators. Faculty members, post-doctoral fellows and residents conduct basic and clinical research on a wide range of subjects including, but not limited to, comparative aspects of infectious disease, aging, cancer biology and genetics.
The person selected for this position will also become a member of the Institute of Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine (ISCRM), made up of members from many departments within the UW School of Medicine. The ISCRM mission is committed to the ethical pursuit of basic research to unleash the enormous potential of stem cells and thereby develop therapies and cures. Further information concerning ISCRM can be found at http://depts.washington.edu/iscrm/.
DCM currently has an outstanding opportunity for a 50% RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 2 position to assist the Tom and Sue Ellison Stem Cell Core both for routine maintenance of the cell lines and to investigate the biology of these cells. One mission of the core is to assist investigators with their pilot studies using human embryonic stem cells (hESC's). This provides exposure to a broad base of current questions in biology.
The person in this position will perform gene editing services and investigate the definition of pluripotency. They will perform tissue culture of pluripotent stem cells and differentiated counterparts, which involves growing up cells for analysis, isolating cellular derivatives, cryopreservation of cell stocks, and testing reagents on cells. Research responsibilities will also include assisting investigators with their pilot projects, assisting with core studies of hESC self-renewal, ordering supplies, recordkeeping, investigator training, and a modest amount of mouse handling.
Bachelors degree in a biological science and three to five years of research experience.
A minimum of three years research experience in a BSL2 laboratory
A willingness to interact with investigators who utilize the hESC Core is essential
Ability to work in a team environment and independently
Experience with FLOW cytometry, immunohistochemistry, and an understanding of embryology/early development
Conditions of Employment:
The successful applicant must maintain a flexible work schedule that can include weekends and holidays depending on the workload.
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