Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Chu Lab is part of the University of Washington Department of Medicine. Our research focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and other respiratory viruses.
The Chu Lab is looking to hire Temporary Research Scientist Assistants to support a project investigating the spread of influenza in Seattle. Hires will staff various research sites located throughout the city in several shifts a week. Responsibilities will include obtaining informed patient consent, collecting a nasal swab from each patient, transporting swabs back to the lab, and adhering to all study protocols.
Minimum Education & Experience:
Bachelors in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular Biology, or related field
Less than three months experience
Specific knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job satisfactorily include: - Knowledge of scientific discipline and applicable techniques and procedures used in a research lab setting
- Knowledge of patient safety according to the assigned department
- Knowledge of basic principles of media preparation and sterile techniques
- Knowledge of software applications, proficiency using MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel & Access), and ability to learn new software programs
- Knowledge of DNA analysis software and related computer techniques
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Good laboratory techniques and record keeping skills
- Good organization skills, including attention to detail
- Data collection, analysis and summary skills
- Good written and communication skills
- Able to read English and follow both verbal and written instructions
Knowledge, skills and abilities that are desirable, providing for an enhanced level of job performance, include: - Research experience with sterile tissue culture techniques helpful.
- Research experience with ELISAs, neutralizing antibody assays helpful.
- Virology research experience helpful.
- Research experience with real-time PCR and traditional PCR techniques helpful
- Research experience with use of sequencing analysis software helpful.
- Research assay development experience helpful.
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