Research Intern-Ahmed Laboratory

Updated: 11 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

Title:

1457-YN - Research Intern

Business Title:

Research Intern-Ahmed Laboratory

Location:

Employee Type:

Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full Vaccination or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/ . Please contact HRS at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Summary of Duties:

The Research Intern will provide support to the Ahmed lab in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences by conducting research and collection of data in support of the study of mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases including arthritis. The individual will accomplish this through complex laboratory/scientific experiments such as performing primary cell culture experiments, and dosing and handling of mice and rats.
 

In addition, this position will also be responsible for maintaining scientific instruments, purchasing laboratory supplies, performing laboratory administrative duties, and other duties as assigned.

Job Duties:

70% Laboratory Research

  • Assist PI with research on primary human cell cultures. 
  • Perform research techniques including tissue culture, western immunoblotting and protein analyses.
  • Prepare samples for mRNA analysis.
  • Appropriately gather and record data and research findings. 
  • Verify accuracy of research data.
  • Perform calculations, analyze and prepare charts, graphs and summaries for informal and formal presentations. 
  • Attend and present during regular laboratory meetings.

25% Laboratory Maintenance

  • Monitor, order, and stock lab supplies.
  • Assist with inventory maintenance.
  • Participate with washing dishes and laboratory cleaning.
  • Maintain safe laboratory environment at all times.
  • Properly dispose of laboratory waste, biomedical waste, broken glassware, and any other hazardous materials.
  • Keep laboratory clean and organized.

5% Miscellaneous

  • Other appropriate duties as assigned.

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 Pharmacology or Pharmaceutical Sciences with preferred focus on biological sciences or applicable related sciences. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with common laboratory procedures, ordering, and standardization of protocols. 
  • Experience with basic research design.                                 
  • Experience with cell culture.  
  • Experience in immunoblotting and techniques such as cell staining, tissue processing, and RT-PCR. 
  • Relevant research in the field of arthritis or cardiovascular diseases, culture of primary cells of human or animal origin. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  
  • Computer proficiency related to research.    

Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department Name: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences | Ahmed Laboratory
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA , 99202-2131
Department Link: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monthly Salary: $3,000
FTE: 1.0
Permanent/Temporary: Temporary
Temporary End Date:
This is a temporary position expected to end 1-year after the date of hire. 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 December 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: This position has been re-posted with a close date of December 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. 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.
Required Documents: Cover Letter and Resume.

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

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 hrs@wsu.edu .



Title:

1457-YN - Research Intern

Business Title:

Research Intern-Ahmed Laboratory

Location:

Employee Type:

Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Administrative Professional - OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full Vaccination or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/ . Please contact HRS at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Summary of Duties:

The Research Intern will provide support to the Ahmed lab in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences by conducting research and collection of data in support of the study of mechanisms involved in the pathogenesis of inflammatory diseases including arthritis. The individual will accomplish this through complex laboratory/scientific experiments such as performing primary cell culture experiments, and dosing and handling of mice and rats.
 

In addition, this position will also be responsible for maintaining scientific instruments, purchasing laboratory supplies, performing laboratory administrative duties, and other duties as assigned.

Job Duties:

70% Laboratory Research

  • Assist PI with research on primary human cell cultures. 
  • Perform research techniques including tissue culture, western immunoblotting and protein analyses.
  • Prepare samples for mRNA analysis.
  • Appropriately gather and record data and research findings. 
  • Verify accuracy of research data.
  • Perform calculations, analyze and prepare charts, graphs and summaries for informal and formal presentations. 
  • Attend and present during regular laboratory meetings.

25% Laboratory Maintenance

  • Monitor, order, and stock lab supplies.
  • Assist with inventory maintenance.
  • Participate with washing dishes and laboratory cleaning.
  • Maintain safe laboratory environment at all times.
  • Properly dispose of laboratory waste, biomedical waste, broken glassware, and any other hazardous materials.
  • Keep laboratory clean and organized.

5% Miscellaneous

  • Other appropriate duties as assigned.

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 Pharmacology or Pharmaceutical Sciences with preferred focus on biological sciences or applicable related sciences. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with common laboratory procedures, ordering, and standardization of protocols. 
  • Experience with basic research design.                                 
  • Experience with cell culture.  
  • Experience in immunoblotting and techniques such as cell staining, tissue processing, and RT-PCR. 
  • Relevant research in the field of arthritis or cardiovascular diseases, culture of primary cells of human or animal origin. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  
  • Computer proficiency related to research.    

Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department Name: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences | Ahmed Laboratory
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA , 99202-2131
Department Link: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monthly Salary: $3,000
FTE: 1.0
Permanent/Temporary: Temporary
Temporary End Date:
This is a temporary position expected to end 1-year after the date of hire. 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 December 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: This position has been re-posted with a close date of December 5, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. 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.
Required Documents: Cover Letter and Resume.

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

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 hrs@wsu.edu .


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