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The lab of Prof. James Lai in UW Bioengineering has an excellent opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 2. The Research Scientist/Engineer 2 will work within an interdisciplinary group of engineers, clinicians, and scientists who perform work in the fields of molecular diagnostics, materials science, polymer chemistry, device design, and bioconjugation. The purpose of the research is to develop a simple diagnostic test for HIV that is suitable for in-home use.
RESPONSIBILITIES •Plan and conduct research involving sample preparation, nucleic acid amplification, and development of paper diagnostics. •Oversee the work of undergraduate and/or graduate students in the lab. Train lab members to perform specialized tasks and to use equipment properly and safely; follow-up to correct performance. •Maintain inventory of materials and supplies necessary to conduct research, use lab and department approved methods to purchase materials for the lab, maintain records in the MyChem database. •Attend lab meetings and share updates and information with the group. •Follow standard operating protocols and perform assigned tasks in a manner that is safe for self and others in the lab. •Write standard operating protocols for lab procedures as requested by the supervisor. •Prepare written and graphic reports for lab meetings and meetings with the supervisor. Present research results at lab meetings. Contribute to journal articles as contributing or lead author •Contribute to the preparation of grant proposals and perform duties such as: summarize data/results in narrative or graphic form for inclusion in proposals and progress reports; present information to sponsors at site visits as requested by PI/supervisor; identify funding opportunities and work with PI to organize proposals.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree in bioengineering, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or related field. Minimum of two years' professional research experience.
Additional Requirements: •Research experience in the fields of molecular diagnostics, materials science, polymer chemistry, device design, and/or bioconjugation. •Strong verbal and written communication skills. •Ability to work in a team, generate publications, contribute to grants and progress reports, and maintain meticulous records.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS •Master’s or doctoral degree in bioengineering, biology, chemistry, biochemistry or related field. •Experience with infectious disease diagnostics such as handling blood samples, performing nucleic acid amplification tests and working with paper diagnostics.
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