Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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The University of Washington's Division of Medical Oncology's includes 41 faculty members located at the UW Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Over the past 25 years, members of the Division have developed the world's leading bone marrow transplant program. In addition, members of the Division have made substantial contributions to many other areas of cancer treatment, including the use of tumor vaccines, cellular therapy for cancer, antibody-based treatments, and novel forms of chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Our Division is deeply committed to maintaining its position as one of the leading centers for research and treatment of cancer in the world.
The Tumor Vaccine Group has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 2. We are seeking a candidate with laboratory experience in cellular immunology and molecular biology and an interest in applying these skills to the field of cancer immunology. This individual will work to identify new vaccine targets, construct candidate vaccines and validate vaccine efficacy.
Perform cytokine ELISPOT assays
Extensive use of multi-color flow cytometry
Extensive tissue culture techniques
Conduct ELISA/Luminex assays to measure cytokine production
Conduct ELISA assays to determine levels of antigen-specific IgG in sera
Stimulate and culture primary cells in vitro for up to several months
Working knowledge of standard immunologic assays
Record keeping, data collection and analysis
Enter data into laboratory database
Interpret results and recommend modification of procedures as necessary
Assist with library research and clerical work
Communication and Teambuilding
Promote and contribute to the development of teamwork in the service and working relationships between the laboratory and other departments
Form productive working relationships with co-workers. Communicate clearly, directly and on a timely basis
Open to receiving feedback and making constructive changes as a result
Open to receiving direction and asks for assistance when needed
Represent the group professionally
Quality Assessment and Improvement
Participate in and support quality assessment and improvement activities
Receptive to new ideas and procedures
Adapt to new routines and schedules as necessary
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 Biology or related field, and two to three years of relevant laboratory research experience
Knowledge of immunology
Experience in cellular immunology and tissue culture
Knowledge of molecular biology and protein assay techniques
Ability to perform meticulous manual tasks and to use good sterile technique
Excellent computer, organizational, and record keeping skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills; including ability to write and present data orally
Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively within an established team environment
Self-motivated individual with an interest in translational research
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Knowledge of current literature on tumor immunology
Should be highly organized and have a knowledge of laboratory working environments
Knowledge of UW procedures (ordering, etc) a plus
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
The Tumor Vaccine Group is located at the UW Medicine at South Lake Union campus in a translational research environment that includes laboratory, clinical research and administrative office areas. Work is typically deadline driven and requires a high level of accuracy, extensive communication with scientists, staff and external collaborators from diverse backgrounds. Work week occasionally exceeds 40 hours to complete projects or meet deadlines.
Must be flexible and able to work evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary
This position may be stressful at times in that there is a constant pressure for quick turnaround time on tests and quality control.
May be required to stand for periods of at least 2 hours at a time
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