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The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist/Engineer 1.
This is a 1.0 FTE position. Working under the direction of the principal investigator, the Research Scientist/Engineer performs experiments in support of extramurally funded research intended to evaluate elements of the host-pathogen interaction and therapeutics in lung infections using animal models of disease and in vitro studies. The employee performs laboratory procedures involving human specimens, established cell lines, and mice while working with potentially hazardous bacteria including select agents that require Biosafety Level-3 (BSL-3) containment (see requirements below job duties section).
Laboratory and surgical procedures:
Purification, culture, and infection of human lung and blood cellsLow and medium throughput
RNA extraction and expression
Performing ELISA and multiplex cytokine assays
Culture of pathogenic bacteria in liquid and solid media
Aerosol infection of mice
Handling and dissection of mice using sterile technique
Laboratory management and data analysis:
Maintenance of detailed laboratory records, ensure timely purchase of experimental supplies,
Data analysis using spreadsheet and graphical software
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, Microbiology or a related field with up to 1 year of applicable experience.
Candidates must be comfortable working with human specimens and animal subjects.
Candidates must be willing and able to comply with specific occupational health and medical management requirements of BSL-3 certification.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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