Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The UW School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, has an outstanding opening for a Radiation Biology Research Scientist (Research Scientist / Engineer 3). We have several projects to study the effects of radiation on tumor and normal tissues. A full-time Research Scientist is needed to provide consistent and ongoing technical / wet laboratory support as well as intellectual input for these projects. The Research Scientist will also aid projects that will use the Radiation Oncology Facilities staffed by our Physicians and Clinical faculty, Medical Physics Faculty, and trainees. The Department of Radiation Oncology laboratory space is located in the UW-Montlake campus and includes a variety of equipment including specialized devices for the delivery of irradiation, including a small animal proton radiation beamline used for ultra-high dose rate (FLASH) experiments, a Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP), and neutron radiation facilities.
The successful candidate will report to Dr. Jing Zeng, Medical Director for SCCA Proton Therapy Center, and Dr. Eric Ford, Director and Vice Chair of Medical Physics. Under their direction the Research Scientist will explore effects of various radiation on cells in culture, mouse tissue, and other tumor models. This position requires a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual who is eager to engage with a multi-disciplinary team in basic and translational research. We believe this position will serve as a superb training in translational science oncology.
A full-time Research Scientist is needed to provide consistent and ongoing technical / wet laboratory support for the radiation biology lab, and collaborate with investigators inside the department as well as across the institution.
Manage scientific projects/experiments in cell and animal models looking at the effect of radiation on tumor and normal tissues. We are particularly interested in the interaction between radiation and immunotherapy agents, as well as the biological effects of different types of radiation treatment. Specifically, it is expected that this position will provide significant intellectual input into the design, execution, and analysis of research projects and scientific outcomes of the projects independently. Collaborate with department Principal Investigators (PI) and work independently within the scientific framework of the PIs’ projects. Manage collaborations with faculty from other departments at UW and FHCRC. Manage the Department of Radiation Oncology laboratory space, budget, and personnel, including research scientists, laboratory technicians and trainees such as residents. Act as a referral expert for radiation oncology residents and trainees as needed.
• Doctoral degree in radiation biology or related field • 2 - 3 years postdoctoral training in radiation biology or related field
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Multi-year lab work experience in radiation biology, cancer biology, or immunology • Knowledge of in vitro molecular/cell biology protocols and in vivo techniques, eg, handling experimental animal models • High scientific integrity • Significant project commitment and abilities to work and think independently as well as contribute to a positive team dynamic • Ability to participate in resident teaching
• Lab work working with small animals and radiation therapy. • Work area is primarily located at UW Medical Center. We are practicing COVID guidelines.
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