1+ months

Research Scientist 2 (Temporary)

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

Research Scientist 2 (Temporary)

Req #: 168987
Department: Oncology: The Cancer Vaccine Institute (CVI)
Appointing Department Web Address: https://depts.washington.edu/tumorvac/home
Job Location: South Lake Union
Job Location Detail: South Lake Union 
Posting Date: 07/03/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is Competitive. Salary is Commensurate Upon Qualifications and Experience. 
Shift: First Shift 

This is a TEMPORARY/PROSTAFF, FULL-TIME position. It begins Upon Hire and is expected to run through February of 2020.


The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Cancer Vaccine Institute (CVI), a part of the Department of Medicines Oncology division,  includes multiple researchers that develop novel, immune based therapies for treatment, prevention and diagnoses of cancer. CVI has an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Research Scientist 2.

This position will be engaged in cancer research, translational medicine, and immunology. Specific cancers that are researched include colon, breast, and ovarian. They will perform studies to measure adaptive immune responses in healthy individuals and those with cancer.


              Direct maintenance of mouse colony experiments, breeding and genotyping
              Design, perform and manage mouse studies
              Process tissues to cell suspension and perform immune assays
              Perform tumor cell culture using sterile technique
              Independently perform highly specialized animal procedures (i.e. fine needle aspirate, electroporation, surgery)
              Develop new standard operating procedures; train staff on protocols
              Record keeping, data collection and analysis
              Read literature related to research projects- offer analysis and recommendations
              Generate periodic reports of work, including contribution to progress reports and publications
              Computing and analysis Powerpoint, Excel, Word, GraphPad
              Independently evaluate, select and apply scientific procedures and techniques to projects

Communication and Teambuilding

              Communicate clearly, directly and on a timely basis
              Form productive working relationships with co-workers
              Open to receiving feedback and making constructive changes as a result
              Open to receiving direction and asks for assistance when needed
              Demonstrate a courteous, respectful, professional attitude and behavior at all times
              Represent the CVI professionally
              Support the mentoring of residents, medical students, and fellows in the lab

Quality Assessment and Improvement

              Participate in and support quality assessment and improvement activities
              Receptive to new ideas and procedures
              Adapt to new routines and schedules as necessary


Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Immunology, or related field, can substitute equivalent experience
One to three years' experience
Strong cell culture skills;
Experience writing scientific procedures and methods;
Experience with mouse handling;
Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills;
Ability to manage diverse tasks;
Superb attention to detail;
Flexibility in work hours;
Team player;
High degree of integrity.


Strong computer skills
Knowledge of statistics
Experience with ELISPOT

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter, and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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