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Go to: Research Coordinator - DJ1 | Research Laboratory Technician - BE1


Date Posted: 9/25/18

Full-time, Exempt/Salary

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Postdoctoral Fellow - GJ1

The Garcia laboratory in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington and the VA Puget Sound is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow, who is interested in studying signaling networks related to mitochondria and muscle wasting in cancer patients and in skeletal muscle samples.

The research team is interested in elucidating comprehensive signaling networks that control muscle mass and function with the goals to identify and characterizing novel mechanisms of muscle atrophy in the setting of cancer. We are particularly interested in the role of mitochondria and hormonal signaling including androgens.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in the field of the life sciences, a strong publication record, and good spoken/written communication skills.

Highly desirable:
Backgrounds/skills include expertise in: 1) Clinical/translational research, 2) Muscle metabolism and mitochondrial function, and 3) molecular biology in cancer or metabolic diseases. The postdoctoral fellow will work in a highly interactive laboratory environment and collaborate with clinical experts, molecular biologists, and biochemists.

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Date Posted: 11/9/2018

Full-time, Non-Exempt/Hourly

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A research coordinator is required for a study evaluating the effects of a medication on the growth of colon polyps and colon cancers. Participants from two cohorts will be enrolled, including: 1) individuals with a history of colon polyps who are scheduled for a surveillance colonoscopy, or 2) individuals with newly diagnosed colorectal cancer who are scheduled for curative surgical resection.

The research coordinator will interact with a multidisciplinary group of basic and clinical investigators, clinical staff, volunteer research participants, and scientific collaborators.

Under minimal supervision and guidance, the research coordinator will:

  • Serve as protocol resource for investigators, staff, and participants
  • Implement and coordinate research operations including recruitment of participants, informed consent processes, and study specific procedures with strict adherence to the approved protocol
  • Obtain and review medical records, extracting relevant information
  • Develop and maintain required study logs and tracking
  • Serve as primary contact for study sponsors
  • Participate in research study visits and procedures including collecting demographic and clinical data
  • Process tissue specimens; ship and track human biological samples
  • Utilize database management programs to enter data and prepare reports
  • Provide data quality control
  • Monitor the study population for adverse events and serious adverse events
  • Maintain confidentiality of participants and study records at all times
  • Perform other related duties, as needed

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Solid problem-solving skills
  • Strict attention to detail and good organizing skills
  • Ability to develop improved systems for research operations
  • Willingness and ability to work flexible schedule to accommodate participants’ schedules
  • Flexibility and adaptability for shifting study priorities

Desirable Experience:

  • Familiarity and experience working with a Veteran population
  • Experience conducting clinical drug trials

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Date Posted: 11/23/18

Full-time, Non-Exempt/Hourly

How to apply

Research Laboratory Technician - BE1


  • Prepare tests and collect data per research protocol,
  • Handle rats and mice, measure food intake, body weight, perform stereotaxic surgery, and collect tissue.
  • May also include aspects of immunocytochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, mouse breeding and RT-PCR.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, or chemistry.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, highly organized and work independently as part of a collaborative team.

Desirable Skills:

  • Ability/experience with handling rats and mice a plus.

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