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The UW Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery prides itself in offering compassionate, state of the art patient care alongside comprehensive teaching, training and research in the broad areas of disorders affecting the organs of communication.
Our faculty practice at the region's top facilities, including the UW Medical Center, UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Clinic and Seattle Children's Hospital. Our researchers are exploring and investigating a wide variety of topics, including molecular and genetic profiles of oral cavity cancer, and vascular and lymphatic malformations. And our staff, residents, fellows and friends are committed to carrying out our mission to provide excellence and leadership in all aspects of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.
The Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST 2.
The employee will work with an inner ear biologist examining cellular mechanisms of hair cell regeneration in chickens. This job entails: cell cultures, DNA amplification and purification, in vitro transcription, immunofluorescence and in situ hybridization, electroporation, confocal microscopy and quantitative analysis of digital images (cell counting, area and volume measurements), and statistical analysis and graphing using Excel
A. Prepare media and stock solutions, order supplies, instruct new users, and teach safety procedures.
B. Conduct literature reviews to assist with assessing best methods for experiments.
C. Design and implement experiments using the following specific procedures: cultures of organs from the avian auditory system, immunofluorescence and histochemistry, in situ hybridization, plasmid preparations, brightfield, epifluorescence, and confocal microscopy, and tissue electroporation. This requires realistic design of experimental
schedules, efficient management of the schedule once established, and coordinating several variables to achieve final goal.
D. Generate data (count cells, measure areas) and evaluate data (make qualitative assessments, determine averages and standard deviations, and make graphs).
E. Coordinate with team members to accomplish collective goals (e.g., developing new methods for gene misexpression) and networking with supervisors, students, other technicians to conduct experiments involving many parts (e.g., cell culture, RNA labeling, and quantitative analysis).
F. Identify problems with experimental methods; discuss and suggest modifications to the procedures as appropriate; and develop new methods for new projects.
G. Prepare and present written and oral presentations of progress reports.
H. Direct the work of other personnel, such as undergraduate students.
| Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of technology or science, PLUS one year of research experience equivalent to Research Technologist I OR one year of full-time post-baccalaureate college in an appropriate field of science or technology. Professional level experience may be substituted, year-for-year, for the formal academic degree. |
One year's experience with cellular biology research.
Working experience with molecular biological methods including DNA preparations, cRNA probe preparation and design, in situ hybridization, and immunolabeling.
Working experience with tissue microdissection, sterile technique, and confocal microscopy.
Working experience with histological analyses of inner ear sensory organs.
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