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The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington has contributed to many phases of research. Initially recognized for incisive studies of the structure and function of proteins, and the mechanisms of enzyme action, the department branched out into a multitude of other areas. These included: developmental biology of flies, fish, frogs, and mice; molecular mechanisms of aging in yeast and mammals; vertebrate visual and immune responses; chromosome dynamics, cell division, DNA replication and repair; energy transduction during photosynthesis; protein secretion and membrane fusion; translational control and regulated protein degradation; protein structure determination by crystallography and NMR spectroscopy; and protein structure prediction and enzyme design. Our diversity of interests guarantees a rich intellectual and educational environment.
The Institute for Protein Design is seeking a new team member to lead the Institute's new tissue culture laboratory. The King and Baker groups at the IPD are investing significant effort in translating computationally designed proteins into new therapies and vaccines. We have just opened a laboratory in the brand new Nano Engineering and Sciences building, including a 400 square foot tissue culture lab.
The Department currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST 3 committed to a position with two major roles. In the first role (approximately 50% effort), the scientist will oversee operation of the tissue culture lab. A high level of independence and leadership will be required to keep this multi-user facility running efficiently and smoothly to meet the needs of internal and external colleagues at and beyond UW. This will involve training new graduate student and postdoc users of the lab, maintaining cell lines and stocks of supplies, maintaining equipment in good order, and sourcing new equipment as the needs of the lab grow.
In the second role (approximately 50% effort), the scientist will conduct original scientific research related to the design and development of novel protein-based nanomaterials and self-assembling protein nanoparticle vaccines. We are especially interested in candidates that can bring new technical capabilities to the IPD, including high-level protein production in mammalian cells (293 and CHO), rapid generation of new stable cell lines, multiparameter flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, and cell-based functional assays (e.g., for intracellular delivery of biologics).
Experience in upstream and/or downstream process development of biologics would be a plus. Strong leadership capability, the ability to operate independently with minimal oversight, and a friendly, team-oriented approach to science are must-haves. The IPD is a fast-paced and exciting place to do cutting-edge research with the potential to generate new molecules for the treatment or prevention of disease.
PhD in Biochemistry / Immunology / Cell Biology or related Life Sciences (equivalent experience in industry may substitute for degree requirement).
Experience in high-level protein production in mammalian cell lines.
Strong leadership capability, the ability to operate independently with minimal oversight, and a friendly, team-oriented approach to science.
Experience requirement, minimum: Three or more years' experience in a related area or equivalent combination of education/experience.
Experience in flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy, and cell-based functional assays (e.g., for intracellular delivery of biologics).
Experience in upstream and/or downstream process development of biologics.
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