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We have an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist / Engineer I.
BSL-2 laboratory (PI: Dr. Brian Werth) is an academic research facility located in the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. The research focus of the Werth laboratory is the investigation of antimicrobial pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, resistance and synergy in important bacterial pathogens. These research interests are investigated using primarily in vitro techniques such as pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic modeling, time kills, and susceptibility testing methods.
•65% - Coordinate with the principal investigator to design experiments and laboratory workflows. Execute and maintain laboratory experiments with minimal supervision. Prepare media, buffers, drug stocks and other solutions and perform necessary calculations and dilutions to achieve desired concentrations. Dispose of biohazardous waste appropriately.
•30% - Maintain laboratory records, protocols, EH&S compliance documents. Maintain strain library, and laboratory equipment. Ship and receive biohazadous materials.
•5% - Edit and write reports of research including the collection, organization, analysis and interpretation of data. Prepare and present written and oral reports of experimental results as needed to communicate with PI or other laboratory personnel.
May train and direct the work of other laboratory personnel such as students, and other technologists.
Bachelor’s degree in microbiology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or related biological sciences field and at least one - three years of laboratory experience (microbiology preferred).
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Other desirable experience includes: electron microscopy, confocal microscopy, image analysis, HPLC/MS, and molecular genetics.
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