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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist 3. The Research Scientist/Engineer 3 will support several research projects designed to investigate infectious diseases and immune responses in pregnancy, particularly how viruses cause injury to the placenta and cause disease in the mother and the fetus.
This position requires significant individual initiative and knowledge of scientific methods in virology. The Research Scientist will be responsible for conducting independent and creative research related to the overall mission of the Adams Waldorf laboratory, including work in a Biosafety Level-3 (BSL3) lab with BSL3 and/or select agents.
Tasks include the planning, design, execution, trouble-shooting, and interpretation of experiments. The Research Scientist will lead the experimental work related to BSL3 and select agents. The successful candidate will need extensive background in virology, immunology and tissue culture techniques. The candidate should be enthusiastic, goal-oriented, and able to work independently in a team environment.
This position may require weekend work and travel between sites (local partnerships e.g. UW).
Master's degree in a scientific discipline and three years of experience. Experience may be substituted for degree requirement
Previous experience with methods in bacteriology, virology, molecular biology, immunology and biochemistry
Previous experience with animal models of infection and analysis of inflammatory mediators
Experience with PCR
Experience with data entry and Microsoft Excel
Experience analyzing data using spreadsheets and statistical analysis
Experience with laboratory management and supervision of research technicians
Experience with FACS
Conditions of employment:
Medical Management Requirements
The University of Washington’s Select Agent and Biosafety Level-3 (BSL-3) Research Program began in 2003 and is conducted at its Seattle Campus. It is closely regulated by the Federal Select Agent Program which is jointly administered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The UW Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) Department oversees the UW’s Select Agent and BSL-3 Research Program.
Select agents and toxins are a subset of biological agents and toxins that the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and USDA have determined to have the potential to pose a severe threat to public health and safety, to animal or plant health, or to animal or plant products. A current list of select agents and toxins can be found at: http://www.selectagents.gov/SelectAgentsandToxinsList.html. You will receive training and occupational health information about the specific agents you will work with in the UW’s Program.
If you accept the position working in a BSL-3 Facility you must comply with the specific requirements for occupational health and medical management. These requirements are conditions of employment that apply to employees working in the Select Agent and Biosafety Level-3 (BSL-3) Research Program. You will be given a list of requirements should you be selected as a potential candidate.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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