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The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington has long been prominent nationally and internationally. Through support provided by NIH-sponsored training grants, the Division has one of the largest and most well-known postdoctoral training programs in the United States.
The Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist Assistant to engage in new drug discovery for parasitic diseases in the Van Voorhis Lab, Division of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in the Department of Medicine. Under direct supervision, this Research Scientist-Assistant will perform laboratory research work in support of studies on drug discovery. The overall goal of the research is to find new drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases. Work will be done in collaboration with the UW Chemistry Department who will supply the novel compounds to test for inhibition of parasitic enzymes.
Research compounds for activity against organisms in both in vitro and animal models.
Development and performance of kinetic enzymatic assays. Using proteins produced wihin the lab to enzymatic test research compounds for effectiveness.
Maintain daily tissue cultures and perform cytotoxicity assays on mammalian cell lines.
Perform in vitro assays of possible drug compounds.
Data analysis and preparation of reports (detailed notebook).
Prepare reagents to perform experiments.
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, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or related field plus three months to one year lab experience to include:
Molecular biology techniques such as DNA isolation/manipulation, PCR, sequencing, electrophoresis.
Good sterile technique and and the ability to perform tissue culture techniques and maintain cultures.
Willingness to work with animal models.
Ability to prepare reagents, manage data and keep a detailed notebook.
A high level of motivation, good organizational skills and the ability to work as a member of a team.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Previous work with malaria and animal studies.
Knowledge of LC-MS analysis.
Familiarity with database and graphing software
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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