As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The University of Washington's Division of Medical Oncology's includes 41 faculty members located at the UW Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Over the past 25 years, members of the Division have developed the world's leading bone marrow transplant program. In addition, members of the Division have made substantial contributions to many other areas of cancer treatment, including the use of tumor vaccines, cellular therapy for cancer, antibody-based treatments, and novel forms of chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Our Division is deeply committed to maintaining its position as one of the leading centers for research and treatment of cancer in the world. The Division of Medical Oncology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Engineer 2/TVG Mouse Core Program. This position is engaged in cancer research, translational medicine, and immunology. Specific cancers that are researched include colon, breast, and ovarian.The Cancer Vaccine Institute (CVI) includes multiple researchers that develop novel, immune based therapies for treatment, prevention and diagnoses of cancer. This individual will perform studies to measure adaptive immune responses in healthy individuals and those with cancer.Lab* Direct maintenance of mouse colony experiments, breeding and genotyping* Design, perform and manage mouse studies* Process tissues to cell suspension and perform immune assays* Perform tumor cell culture using sterile technique* Independently perform highly specialized animal procedures (i.e. fine needle aspirate, electroporation, surgery)* Develop new standard operating procedures; train staff on protocols* Record keeping, data collection and analysis* Read literature related to research projects- offer analysis and recommendations* Generate periodic reports of work, including contribution to progress reports and publications* Computing and analysis - PowerPoint, Excel, Word, GraphPad* Independently evaluate, select and apply scientific procedures and techniques to projectsCommunication and Teambuilding* Communicate clearly, directly and on a timely basis* Form productive working relationships with co-workers* 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 CVI professionally* Support the mentoring of residents, medical students, and fellows in the labQuality Assessment and Improvement* Participate in and support quality assessment and improvement activities* Receptive to new ideas and procedures* Adapt to new routines and schedules as necessary As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Required:Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Immunology, or related field or equivalent experience AND One to three years' experienceStrong cell culture skills; Experience writing scientific procedures and methods; Experience with mouse handling; Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills; Ability to manage diverse tasks; Superb attention to detail; Flexibility in work hours; Team player; High degree of integrity.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.Desired:Strong computer skills Knowledge of statistics Experience with ELISPOTApplication Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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.