Research Intern-Hui Zhang Laboratory

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Spokane, WASHINGTON


Posted: 23-Nov-23

Location: Spokane, Washington

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory

Internal Number: 4814766

Research Intern-Hui Zhang Laboratory
Available Title(s):
1457-YN_ADMINPRO - Research Intern
Business Title:
Research Intern-Hui Zhang Laboratory
Employee Type:
Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)
Time Type:
Full time
Position Term:
12 Month
Position Details:
Summary of Duties:
The WSU College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences' mission is to improve health in our community through excellence in collaborative research, scholarship, and clinical education, and to develop outstanding health care professionals and scientists.
To meet this mission and in support of finding a cure for cancer, Dr. Hui Zhang research laboratory is engaged in a study of Immunology and Cancer Biology and is looking for a Research Intern to join the laboratory. The Research Intern's work will support this initiative by using their learned skills and knowledge including, but not limited to, performing investigative procedures; modifying procedures to accomplish research goals; collecting, processing, and analyzing data; running research protocols; assisting in preparing manuscripts for journals or presentations for conferences.
The Research Intern will be working under the guidance of the Principal Investigator (PI) and will assist in complex laboratory/scientific experiments in cancer immunotherapy and analysis of immune functions in mouse models. This includes handling experimental animals, measuring tumor growth, harvesting tissue and organs, isolating cells, DNA, RNA and protein extraction and manipulation, cell transfer, PCR, qPCR, western blotting, flow cytometry analysis, histology, and microscopy.
If you are excited about science and are in interested in cancer prevention research this is a good opportunity for you!
Position Duties:70% Laboratory Research15% Laboratory Maintenance10% Animal Handling5% Miscellaneous
Required Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of study or equivalent related field experience performing professional-level work with scientific or clinical research protocols. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Experimental and analytical skills; understanding and knowledge of research theory; interviewing experience; excellent organizational and project management skills.
Additional Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Cell Biology or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with common laboratory procedures, such as preparation and standardization of solutions and constructing recombinant plasmids.
  • Experience with animal handling.
  • Experience with cell culture.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience which demonstrates the ability to work independently and with groups.

Additional Information:
Area/College: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department Name: Pharmaceutical Sciences
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202
Department Link:
Monthly Salary: $3,380.00 - $3,500.00; commensurate with qualifications and experience.
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the budgeted salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For more information regarding Administrative Professional (AP) Compensation at Washington State University (WSU), please visit the following website: .
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for AP staff visit: . Find total compensation information here: .
Overtime Eligibility: This position is eligible for overtime.
FTE: 100%
This is a temporary position expected end on December 31, 2024. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Application Instructions:
As part of your application materials, you are required to include your current resume and a cover letter addressing your qualifications as they relate to the qualifications listed in the job posting.
  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

External candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/CV' section of your application.
Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/Cover Letter' section of your application.
Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected] .
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