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The Department of Medicinal Chemistry has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Assistant. The Lee Lab in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Washington studies structural and biophysical biology of infectious diseases including viruses and parasites. The Lab uses a combination of electron microscopy, structural mass spectrometry, fluorescence spectroscopy and microscopy, as well as other biophysical and biochemical approaches to understand pathogenesis and immune responses to infection.
The Lab is looking for a Research Scientist Assistant to work in the area of virus structural biology. The position will require the candidate to express, purify and characterize viral glycoproteins from mammalian tissue culture in order to understand immune responses against and function of these viral proteins.
The main responsibilities will include culturing HEK293 cells as well as carrying out protein expression and purification. This position also requires basic molecular biology and using E. coli to produce DNA for mammalian cell transfections. The position will also support other projects in the lab involving protein expression, biochemical and biophysical characterization such as by surface plasmon resonance, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, gel filtration chromatography, dynamic light scattering and other complementary methods. In addition, the scientist will assist with general lab functions including making solutions, weighing reagents, making buffers, setting up laboratory apparatus and instruments, reading and recording instrument data, keeping laboratory records, and taking part in preparing results for publications. The successful candidate will be expected to work as part of a collaborative team member utilizing effective communication and coordinating on projects.
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Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry or related field.
One year of job-related experience.
Ability to work in biological wet lab environment.
Experience with making buffers and solutions.
Experience keeping lab records and experiment notebooks.
Ability to work as a team member.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
Experience running SDS-PAGE, gel filtration chromatography, ELISA and related biochemical assays.
Experience in molecular biology, gene cloning, mutagenesis, and use of E. coli for producing DNA and site-directed mutagenesis.
Experience with HEK293 or other mammalian cell system for protein expression.
Experience with E. coli expression systems for protein production.
Experience with purification of proteins produced by mammalian, insect, or E. coli systems.
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