Salary is commensurate with education and experience
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Every day UW Bioengineering invents the future of medicine. We bridge the traditional disciplines of medicine and engineering to drive health care forward for those in remote parts of the world and here at home. Students, scientists, engineers, and physicians come together here to develop innovative and cost-effective approaches to improve health care.
UW Bioengineering naturally evolved from partnerships between engineering and medicine. Today, our faculty and students continually reach across traditional boundaries in education and research. The interdisciplinary scope of our research spans five overarching themes: regenerative medicine and biomaterials, molecular and cellular engineering, imaging and image-guided therapy, technology to improve access to health care, and systems and synthetic biology.
UW Bioengineering currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 3.
This position involves work on two grants, both of which are collaborations with the Baker laboratory in UW's IPD. The first grant is supported by DTRA and focuses on the development of an ultrasensitive but low-cost paper-based assay for proteins derived from the Ebola virus in samples of human blood. The second grant is supported by NIH; it is aimed at developing a paper-based serology test capable of differentiating between antibodies against the Zika virus and other closely-related Flaviviruses. The position relies on effective communication and cooperative working skills, and the device integration capability. This position plays a central role in coordinating the activities of the project's many members and managing overall project timelines.
The duties that this appointment entails include the following:
Collaborating on development of the blood sampling and conditioning subsystem.
Collaborating with others on developing an integrated paper-based lateral flow system for detection of the proteins for deployment by DTRA.
Interfacing closely with the project principal investigator to discuss progress and overall timelines for the project.
Coordinating the activities of the project's many members (PI, faculty, staff, research associates, and students), including oversight of group meetings.
Assisting in writing quarterly technical reports to the sponsor. NIH grant:
Developing the paper-based device for performing all aspects of an immunoassay for Zika using antibodies.
Collaborating with Baker lab, when they develop unique de novo protein binders against Zika and related viruses, developing immunoassay for Zika using those binders as the substitution for the initial antibodies.
Designing high-quality experiments, communicating effectively and working cooperatively with colleagues, and coordinating meetings.
Supporting graduate students and staff within the project, and interface closely with the project principal investigator to manage overall project timelines.
Bachelor's Degree in Bioengineering or related field.
At least three years experience.
The ability to communicate results of team efforts to both general and expert audiences in written and oral form.
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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 .
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