The Aderem Lab at Seattle BioMed has an immediate opening for a Research Technician II in a project that involves the development and implementation of novel experimental strategies to determine both the genetic basis and molecular mechanisms of innate immune reactions towards pathogens. Tools of Systems Biology are used for the discovery of novel regulatory mechanisms and are validated in both conventional and state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo assays.
Candidates will be fully integrated into the project and are expected to contribute to the design and optimization of experiments as well as to critically analyze data independently. Candidates should be comfortable working with infectious materials and willing to undergo training for work in a BSL-2, potentially also BSL-3, environment.
Successful Candidates will hav e proficiency with t he following skills:
Several years of lab experience
Experience at rapidly achieving proficiency with complex instrumentation is highly desirable
Ability to consistently and carefully process large numbers of samples
Gene expression analysis, including RNA extraction, reverse transcription, and quantitative real-time PCR
Western blots, IPs, chromatography
Molecular cloning techniques
Large-scale cell culture of immune cells and cell lines
Proven ability to work independently
Professional work ethic and good “team player” with regard to participating in general lab operations and upkeep
Excellent communication skills
Familiarity with the following techniques is desirable:
Mass spectrometry sample preparation
Mouse infection models and animal handling
If you are an enthusiastic researcher interested and committed to global health, please apply online today!