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The Department of Medicine's Allergy & Infectious Diseases division has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Research Scientist Assistant.
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 protocol: implement plan, obtain study consent, perform enrollments, oversee participant self-swab sample collection, maintain up-to-date study inventory, provide weekly updates on supply numbers, oversee reconciliation of study drugs, and keep supplies stocked for day-to-day operations -Assist with basic laboratory procedures: transport samples between study sites and the laboratory, run real-time PCR machines, perform environmental sampling including collection of surface and air samples, learn new techniques with supervision, as necessary -Assist research coordinators with data and study organization: meet with team members to discuss study proceedings and research progress, assist with shift scheduling, and data quality control in Redcap as necessary
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
Minimum Education & Experience:
Bachelors in Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Public Health, Global Health, Social Work, Epidemiology or related field Less than three months experience Is ready to acquire technical expertise and knowledge; knows fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of area of specialization.
Knowledge, skills and abilities that are desirable, providing for an enhanced level of job performance, which includes: -Research experience handling human samples - Prior clinical research experience - Research experience with real-time PCR techniques - Fluent in Spanish, Amharic or Tigrinya.
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Work is ordinarily performed in an office environment but may be performed remotely depending on health and safety requirements under the COVID-19 pandemic.
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