Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The UW Department of Biological Structure has an excellent opportunity for a Laboratory Technician 1.
The individual in this position will support research focused on determining the role of bacteria — specifically, Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilms — in the development of chronic upper respiratory tract infections. We are developing a rabbit model of sinusitis and will use this to evaluate the effects of biofilms on immunity and inflammation. We will use this model to test state-of-the-art nanoparticle-based therapeutics and other agents in the treatment of sinusitis.
The primary job functions are to perform laboratory procedures to advance the goals of specific research projects. Experimental techniques to be performed include procedures with animal models including rabbits.
•Planning for and performing procedures on animal models of sinusitis, primarily in rabbits. •Isolate and characterize bacteria derived from clinical samples. •Preparation of bacterial samples for biofilm analysis using antibody staining and confocal microscopy. •Preparation and culture of human respiratory tissue or cells for experiments in the laboratory. •Assist laboratory members with experiments. •Prepare laboratory reagents and restock laboratory supplies. •Participate in laboratory meetings and establish ownership of research projects. •Perform related duties as required.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •High school graduation or GED certificate; OR one year's experience as a Laboratory Helper or equivalent. •Experience with handling laboratory animals in a specific pathogen-free facility. •Desire to learn surgical procedures in laboratory animals including rabbits. •Working knowledge of sterile microbiological handling techniques. •Excellent communication and record keeping skills.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS •At least 1 year of non-rodent mammal experience, particularly with rabbits. •At least 1 year of full or part-time experience in a laboratory with a focus in microbiology and/or respiratory disease. •Experience with sterile procedures, media preparation, and use and evaluation of antibiotic effectiveness. •Experience with nanomedicines including nanoparticles. •Experience with scientific writing.
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