Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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 four consecutive years.The Department of Immunology has grown to include 33 faculty, ~30 graduate students and more than 70 post-doctoral trainees. We are a strongly interactive group and share the view that the immune system provides an unparalleled platform from which to study processes common to all of mammalian biology, processes unique to host defense, and processes of clear and immediate importance to the understanding and amelioration of human disease. The Department of Immunology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 3 to support research projects focusing on studying the immune system using advanced tools (such as intravital 2-photon microscopy, multiparameter confocal imaging, and flow cytometry). The main goal of the Gerner laboratory research is to understand how immune cell trafficking, immune organ architecture, and localized intercellular communications influence immune responses to vaccines, infections or during cancer development. In addition, the lab is developing novel image analysis tools to better understand cellular organization in various tissues. The purpose of this RSE 3 position is to make substantial contributions to determining feasibility of goals and objectives in these and other related studies in order to promote a better understanding of how immune responses are generated in vivo.Major duties and responsibilities:Utilize existing knowledge in immunology to perform in vivo experiments to elucidate the role of cellular organization in lymphoid and non-lymphoid tissues in the generation of immunity to vaccines, infections or during cancer. Specific project will depend on personal expertise.Analyze immune responses in different tissue types using a variety of approaches, such as flow cytometry, imaging and analysis of gene expression.Write up the findings for publication in peer-reviewed journals; will have the potential to generate novel patentable technologies.Contribute results, text and images for grant submissions and presentations.Interact in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals, by presenting ongoing work in regular meetings with advisor and with the rest of the laboratory.Mentor junior staff in scientific development.Make significant contributions to scientific proposal preparation and/or presentations at conferences.Keep detailed records.Other duties as assigned.Minimum Requirements:Master's degree in Immunology, Microbiology, Cancer Biology or related discipline.Three or more year's experience in a related area or equivalent combination of education/experience.Experience in performing immunological assays.Experience in performing flow cytometry. Experience with mouse handling.Experience in performing in vivo experiments.Desired:Experience in performing microscopy.Experience in bioinformatics.Ph.D. in Immunology, Microbiology, Cancer Biology or related discipline.Application 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 Work 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.
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