RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 3
|Req #: ||143419 |
|Department: ||PRIMATE CENTER |
|Job Location: || Downtown Seattle |
|Job Location Detail: ||Western Facility |
|Posting Date: ||04/03/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: ||Salary is commensurate with education and experience. |
| The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. |
The Primate Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Engineer 3. We are seeking a highly motivated applicant with expertise in cellular immunology, multi-parameter flow cytometry and lab management to join the Washington National Research Center (WaNPRC) as a staff research scientist 3. The successful candidate will not only manage the newly NIH-funded Mucosal Immunology Core (MIC), but will lead efforts to develop novel mucosal immunity and microbiome strategies in Non-Human Primate (NHP) research. This experienced candidate will also serve as the manager of the LSRII flow cytometer (17 color) and the MIC repository where the responsibilities will be processing and storing samples for the repository. The applicant must be willing to work with NIH Risk Groups 2& 3 infectious agents and have excellent communication, organization, presentation and writing skills. Understanding this dynamic position, the ideal candidate will take on this opportunity to make WaNPRC's MIC a renowned core facility and actively generate new protocols, clients and ultimately business while providing quality service to all research.
Main responsibilities for this position will be as follows:
Managing the mucosal immunology core of WaNPRC
Managing the LSRII (17color), including overseeing the schedule, coordinating repairs and QC with BD, stocking reagents, etc.
Managing the MIC repository, including coordinating with collaborators, maintaining inventory, and processing and storing samples for repository
Lead efforts to develop novel mucosal immunity and microbiome strategies in NHP
Additional responsibilities include:
Sampling processing human and non-human primate blood, lymphoid, liver and mucosal tissues
Independently perform lab techniques as needed (flow cytometry, ELISA, etc.)
Perform analysis of data and assist with trouble shooting and daily quality control of data, and present in lab meetings
Keep detailed records of procedures performed.
Provide status reports to the Principal Investigator on status of projects and spending.
Coordination of studies with vet staff, MIC directors, and collaborators
Assist with writing and maintaining IACUC, BUA and IRB applications
Basic lab maintenance and helping with lab paperwork and certifications.
Attention to procedural detail and meticulous record-keeping.
Supervision of lab members.
Training of techniques and safety procedures to lab members.
Maintain updated knowledge base of lab related studies via reading scientific articles and attending seminars and journal clubs, training classes and meetings
Perform related duties as required.
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| Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences (i.e. biology, microbiology, immunology, or virology) |
Expertise and more than 5 years of experience in laboratory biomedical research.
Expertise in multi-parameter flow cytometry
Expertise in data analysis, using the computer programs excel, prism, flowjo and adobe illustrator.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
| MS or PhD in biomedical sciences preferred |
Expertise and background in immunology, microbiology or molecular biology.
Training in PCR, ELISA, high throughput sequencing, bioinformatics, tissue processing.
Experience in mucosal immunology and non-human primate or human mucosal tissue processing and research.
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
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