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UW Pharmacology has an excellent opportunity for a Research Scientist 1.
The Stella laboratory is working in collaboration with the Zweifel laboratory on the development of new therapeutics for the treatment of devastating neurological diseases, including therapeutics that target the endocannabinoid signaling system. Cannabinoids, the bioactive components produced by the Cannabis plant, have medical properties that are remarkably different from currently available standard of care.
The research projects performed in the Stella and Zweifel laboratories will leverage biochemical and cells in culture approaches, and preclinical mouse models, to identify the molecular mechanisms that mediate the therapeutic properties of cannabinoids and endocannabinoids, with the goal of developing transformative new medicines to treat patients affected by neurological diseases.
The position’s major duties and responsibilities will involve performing experiments in both the Stella and Zweifel laboratories designed to quantify the changes in cannabinoid receptor signaling using fluorescent genetic tools in cells in culture and mouse model.
Expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, data analysis (basic statistics and programing Python/Matlab), and mice genotyping and handling are required. The position will involve working with animal tissue.
The position also includes training of other lab members, preparing laboratory reagents, keeping detailed records, calculating and analyzing data, reading applicable literature and presenting data to the research group. Set up laboratory apparatus and instruments; read and record instrument data; tabulate data; keep laboratory records.
Bachelor’s Degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field.
A minimum of one year of job-related laboratory experience is required.
Proficiency in basic techniques in molecular biology, cell culture and preclinical mouse models.
Ability to learn new software quickly and independently.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
Experience with molecular cloning, PCR, programming in Python or R, statistics.
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