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The Stella Lab in the UW Department of Pharmacology has an excellent opportunity for a Research Scientist 2.
The Research Scientist 2 supports a research project on cannabinoids, the bioactive components produced by the cannabis plant, which have medical properties that are remarkably different from current standard-of-care therapeutics and are mediated by interaction with the endocannabinoid signaling system expressed in the brain. The Stella Lab is developing new therapeutics that target the endocannabinoid signaling system for the treatment of devastating neurological diseases, including brain tumors and epilepsy. The research project will leverage analytical chemistry, biochemical and cells in culture approaches and pre-clinical mouse models to identify the molecular mechanisms that mediate the therapeutic properties of cannabinoids and endocannabinoids.
RESPONSIBILITIES •Performing experiments designed to quantify the changes in cannabinoid and endocannabinoid levels using analytical chemistry tools (e.g. LC-MS) in cells in culture and mouse tissues. •With limited oversight, performing complex experiments to measure enzymatic activities using biochemical assays. •Independently designing portions of experiments. •Training and directing of other lab members, including undergraduates, graduate students, and junior research staff. •Calculating and analyzing data and presenting results to the research group. •Serving as lab manager and setting up laboratory instruments and preparing laboratory reagents. •Conducting research, preparing literature reviews, and contributing to manuscripts/publications. •Preparing laboratory reagents. •Recording and tabulating data and keeping thorough and detailed laboratory records.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field. •At least two years' job-related work experience in a laboratory setting. •Proficiency in common techniques in analytical chemistry, molecular biology, cell culture, and statistical analysis.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS •Master's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field desired but not required for consideration. •Experience with molecular cloning and statistical analysis. •Record of publishing and/or contributing to peer-reviewed scientific journal articles or other publications.
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