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The lab of Professor Barry Lutz in UW Bioengineering has an excellent opportunity for a part-time (50% FTE), overtime-eligible Research Scientist/Engineer 1. This position will support a research project with the goal of developing a simple test kit for HIV diagnosis for use in low-resource settings. The specific goal of the project is to generate the reagents kit for OLA-Simple HIV drug resistance tests for on-site validation in Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mexico.
The position applies knowledge and skills of molecular biology aseptic techniques to generate reagents kit for OLA-Simple HIV drug resistance tests for on-site validation in Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Mexico. Specific duties include:
Set up PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, qRTPCR, ligation reactions.
Perform quality control of reagents.
Manufacture lateral flow tests.
Establish documentation and QC records.
Package the kits into the desired format.
Participate in lab meetings and update Principal Investigator and other project leaders about the progress of the study.
Follow established protocols and policies for safe and efficient conduct of research.
Perform related duties as assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell biology, Bioengineering, or related field.
Up to one year of job-related experience in a research setting.
Ability to apply fundamental concepts of molecular biology aseptic techniques.
Proficiency in performing molecular biology aseptic techniques.
Demonstrated attention to details, record keeping, and good organization.
Experience applying the fundamental concepts of PCR, RT-PCR.
Demonstrated knowledge of ELISA.
Experience working with lateral flow tests.
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