University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Research
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Posted on July 8, 2020
Req #: 180495
Job Location: South Lake Union
Posting Date: 07/07/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Limited Recruitment: Open to UW Employees only
If you are a UW employee and would like to be considered for this position, please login to your UW employee profile to apply.
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
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As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

UW Microbiology has an excellent opportunity for a part-time (60% FTE) Research Scientist 3. This position supports a research project focused on the development of vaccine strategies for immunotherapy of chronic infections and cancer. Specifically, this position will investigate a novel B cell targeted therapeutic vaccine for the ability to induce CD8+ T cell responses and mediate protection from tumor growth in mouse models of cancer and infectious disease.

• Design and conduct experience investigating immunogenicity and efficacy of therapeutic recombinant protein and DNA vaccines for immunotherapy in mouse models of cancer and investigate efficacy of novel influenza therapeutics mice.
• Support Principal Investigator (PI) in the preparation of grant applications, including analysis and description of preliminary results and developing experimental approaches.
• Data analysis, presentation of results, writing reports, and coordinating efforts and communications with other researchers in the lab.
• Supervise and train entry-level research assistants and undergraduate researchers.
• Additional lab management duties include ordering, supply budget monitoring, scheduling research activities and biweekly lab meetings, and coordinating the maintenance of lab equipment.

• Master's degree in biology or related field and three to five years of relevant laboratory experience.

Additional Requirements:
• Proficiency in multiparameter flow cytometry, including panel design and protocol optimization.
• Proficiency in immunizing mice with DNA and protein vaccines, including experience with novel micro- and nano-delivery methods.
• Expertise in analysis of T cell responses and mucosal immune responses in mice, including antibody and T cell responses.
• Excellent communication skills and the ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
• Ability to work independently, troubleshooting potential bottlenecks as needed, and managing the workflow of multiple projects under conflicting deadlines.

• Experience with ELISPOT, ELISA, FACSDiva, FlowJo, and Prism software packages.
• Experience in general lab maintenance.
• Prior experience supervising technicians or student researchers.

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Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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Open to UW Employees only
If you are a UW employee and would like to be considered for this position, please login to your UW employee profile to apply.