RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER - ASSISTANT
|Req #: ||141785 |
|Department: ||IMMUNOLOGY |
|Job Location: || South Lake Union |
|Job Location Detail: ||SLU 3.1 |
|Posting Date: ||01/26/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: ||Salary is commensurate with education and experience |
|Shift: ||1st |
|Notes: || As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our Benefits page. |
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The Department of Immunology has grown to include 33 faculty, ~30 graduate students and more than 70 post-doctoral trainees. We are a strongly interactive group and share the view that the immune system provides an unparalleled platform from which to study processes common to all of mammalian biology, processes unique to host defense, and processes of clear and immediate importance to the understanding and amelioration of human disease.
The Department of Immunology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER - ASSISTANT. Research in the lab focuses on how cells of the adaptive immune system, called CD4+ T cells and B cells, form immunological memory by visualizing their differentiation, retention and function in both mice and humans. We accomplish this by using novel tetramer-based enrichment strategies to study small populations of antigen specific CD4+ T and B cells in both complex infectious diseases, such as malaria, as well as during allergic asthma using a house dust mite model. We additionally use transgenic mice with various genetic ablations to interrogate the underlying molecular mechanisms involved in memory cell development and function. The overarching goals of these studies are to both enhance immune memory to design better vaccines and inversely block the formation of immune memory to prevent allergic disease.
The Research Scientist-Assistant will help manage the day-to-day operation of the lab and assist lab members with experiments. He/she will perform a variety of routine tasks (including assistance with the maintenance of a mouse colony) and is expected to solve well-defined problems using accepted methods and techniques. The Research Scientist-Assistant will conduct experiments and tests in the immunology field that include making measurements and recording data. He/she will contribute data for use in reports and publications and is expected to participate in regular laboratory meetings and events.
Tasks and experimental techniques to be performed will include:
Maintain a breeding colony of mice under specific-pathogen-free conditions, including animal husbandry, weaning, ear tagging, genotyping, and updating the mouse census
Basic molecular biology, including PCR, DNA preparation and cloning
Cell culture, including organ bath cultures and assays
Multicolor flow cytometry and immunofluorescence microscopy
Recombinant protein expression and tetramer production
Perform experimental procedures on mice, including bleeding and cell and tissue isolation
Assist laboratory members with experiments
Organize and analyze research data
Prepare laboratory reagents
Inventory, order, and restock laboratory supplies
Participate in laboratory meetings
Perform related duties as required
| Bachelor's degree in biological sciences, biochemistry, or related field. At least 6 months of experience with work in a laboratory settingExcellent organizational, computational and record keeping skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently but within a team environment, and willingness to work with laboratory mice. |
| Experience with laboratory mice, molecular biology, immunology, and/or tissue culture. |
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|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .