Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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The mission of the Division of Rheumatology is to perform and provide superior patient care, research and education for arthritis and the rheumatic diseases. Thirty faculty members, forty volunteer clinical faculty members and an able staff carry out the programs of this division.
The Department of Rheumatology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Research Scientist/Engineer 1.
Research in the lab investigates the role of neutrophils, a key immune cell, in regulation of inflammation and autoimmunity in rheumatic diseases, in particular rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
The lab has a job opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 1 who will help manage the day-to-day operation of the lab and assist the Principal Investigator with experiments. He/she will perform a variety of routine tasks (including direct maintenance of a mouse colony) and is expected to solve well-defined problems using accepted methods and techniques. The Research Scientist/Engineer 1 will conduct experiments and tests in the rheumatology 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.
The primary job functions are:
Perform primary cell isolation (mouse and human)
Cell culturing and in vitro assays, including ELISA
Perform FACS sorting and FACS analyses
Perform RNA isolation and subsequent RT-PCR
Direct maintenance a mouse colony, set up breeding and perform genotyping
Oversee general lab maintenance, management, ordering and organizing
Develop new protocols
Record keeping, data collection and analysis
Read literature related to research projects
Generate reports of work, including contribution to progress reports and publications
Interact with clinical and research investigators at external institutions and administrative center as needed
Communication and Teambuilding
Communicate clearly, directly and on a timely basis
Form productive working relationships with co-workers
Act as role model for new students
Open to receiving feedback and making constructive changes as a result
Open to receiving direction and asks for assistance when needed
Demonstrate a courteous, respectful, professional attitude and behavior at all times
Represent the Division 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, immunology or other like field. Minimum 1 year experience with cellular and molecular biology, cell culturing, lab maintenance, and a willingness to work with mouse colonies.
Must be highly motivated with excellent time management skills; ability to work flexible hours to meet experimental and project deadline requirements
Strong attention to detail
Ability to organize and maintain accurate records
Experience using Excel
Ability to work in a team environment and laboratory setting
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with FACS analysis, RT-PCR, fluorescent microscopy, histology, experience with mouse colonies
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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