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The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist/Engineer - Assistant.
Position Purpose and Duties:
The purpose of this project is to assist in ongoing clinical and research studies regarding the spread of flu and coronavirus within marginalized populations in Seattle.
Work in coordination with team members to execute clinical protocols;
Maintain up-to-date study inventory, provide weekly updates on supply numbers, and keep supplies stocked
Perform study enrollments – consent, enroll and oversee participant self-swabbing
Transport samples between study sites and the laboratory
Run real-time PCR machines on-site
Meet with team members to discuss study proceedings and research progress;
Oversee reconciliation of study drugs
Staff study sites; assist with consent, enrollment and sample collection
Assist study coordinator with shift scheduling
Assist with environmental testing as necessary, including surface swabbing and air sampling
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelors in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular Biology, or related field plus at least 1 year experience.
Specific knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job satisfactorily include:
Knowledge of scientific discipline and applicable techniques and procedures used in a research lab setting
Knowledge of basic principles of sterile techniques
Understanding of HIPPA and patient security and data privacy protocols
Knowledge of software applications, proficiency using MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & Access), and ability to learn new software programs
Ability to work independently with moderate oversight and supervision
Excellent problem-solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Good organization skills, including attention to detail
Data collection, analysis and summary skills
Good written and communication skills
Able to read English and follow both verbal and written instructions
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Research experience handling human samples
Prior clinical research experience
Research experience with real-time PCR techniques
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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