The Department of Laboratory Medicine serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department now employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally- and medically- vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty. Our LABORATORY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT has an outstanding full-time position for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 2. This individual will be a member of a team that participates in the conduct of multiple research studies involving human samples. S/he will be responsible for processing blood or other tissue samples from individuals, performing cellular assays, collecting and analyzing data, and entering the data into a reference database. In addition, this person will interact with investigators outside of Laboratory Medicine, learn how to facilitate RTS study set up, answer questions about RTS offerings, provide results, as well as assist with computer-based projects.Primary Job Functions:Develop and Conduct flow cytometric assays and experiments using whole blood and PBMC; analyze flow cytometry data using FlowJo software. Process human blood, fluid and tissues, including using sterile technique for isolating human PBMC; thaw and cryopreserve cells.Conduct other research assays that include cytokine ELISA, cell stimulation, magnetic bead separations.Collate and analyze data, using software programs such as excel or prism, and generate graphical representations of data; participate in generation of reports and manuscripts.Interact orally and in writing with clinical investigators with a service mentality; answer questions regarding RTS studies; participate in pricing, study set up, and result dissemination, collection and return of specimens - 5%Make reagents, maintain equipment and inventories of supplies and samples, and order supplies as needed.Communication and Teambuilding:Promote and contribute to the development of teamwork in the service and working relationships between the laboratory and other departments.Form productive working relationships with co-workers. Communicate clearly, directly and on a timely basis.Act as role model/mentor to new students and research technicians.Open to receiving feedback and making constructive changes as a result.Open to receiving direction and asks for assistance when needed.Demonstrate a courteous, respectful, professional attitude and behavior at all times.Represent the group professionally.Requirements:Bachelor's degree or higher in immunology or related field, and at least two years of relevant laboratory research experience.Additional Requirements:Ability to perform meticulous manual tasks and to use good sterile technique.Should be highly organized and have a knowledge of laboratory working environments.Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to work effectively within an established team environment and with external clients both verbally and in writing.Excellent computer, organizational, and record keeping skills.Desirables:Experience in preparation of PBMC, tissue culture, and flow cytometry.Knowledge of clinical laboratory testing and/or immunology.Knowledge of UW procedures (ordering, etc).This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.