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Research Technologist 2
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University of Washington | Seattle, WA
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Job Description

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.

Please note that this position has been reposted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.

The Department of Radiation Oncology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH TECHNOLOGIST 2.

The overall mission of our research group is to translate novel targeted radionuclide therapies from concept to clinic through collaborations with other investigators. Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Technologist 2 will assist in performing radionuclide production and quality control tests for the final product, as well as protein conjugations for research projects under investigation in Radiochemistry Division. This Research Technologist 2 position requires handling of radioactivity. Prior experience with radioactivity and/or background in radiochemistry is highly desired but not required. On-the-job training will be provided and is required of the successful candidate.

Job Description:

Laboratory Duties (85%):

Conduct radionuclide production related laboratory work following established protocols. Main tasks include:

Prepare cyclotron targets with the help of the UW Machine Shop and the staff of the UW Medical Cyclotron Facility

Retrieve irradiated targets from the cyclotron vault

Dissolve irradiated targets for radionuclide isolation

Conduct radionuclide isolation using chromatographic, selective extraction, distillation and/or selective crystallization methods

Perform QC tests for isolated radionuclide products using radio-analytical techniques such as radio-HPLC, radio-TLC, gamma spectroscopy

Assist in shipment of irradiated targets or isolated radionuclides to other institutions, working with the UW Radiation Safety Office

Radiolabel monoclonal antibodies and/or small organic molecules following established methods to prepare doses for preclinical studies as well as evaluate new chelates/labeling reagents Assist in protein conjugation studies being performed by Research Scientists and /or Senior Fellows in the laboratory

Purify protein conjugates using 1] size exclusion chromatography, 2] affinity chromatography and 3] preparative SE-HPLC

Analyze protein conjugates by SE-HPLC, isoelectric focusing, SDS-PAGE and Mass spectral data

Other Duties: (15%)

Assist in manuscript writing by providing data from notebooks

Assist in undergraduate and/or postdoctoral fellow training

Assist in routine laboratory housekeeping tasks including maintaining inventory of chemicals, disposing of chemical wastes and radioactive materials, ordering supplies, etc.

Provide assistance where needed in laboratory

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of technology or science, PLUS one year of research experience equivalent to Research Technologist I OR one year of full-time post-baccalaureate college in an appropriate field of science or technology. Professional level experience may be substituted, year-for-year, for the formal academic degree.

Additional Requirements:

Willingness to handle radioactivity

Experience with scientific instruments, such as spectrometers, spectrophotometers, HPLC, rotary evaporators, etc

Willingness and ability to rapidly learn and implement new techniques/instruments as required by the need of research projects

Ability to work independently under general supervision

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint programs

Three recommendation letters, particularly from previous/current laboratory supervisor


Bachelor's degree in chemistry or related field

Five or more years' laboratory experience

Knowledge and experience with handling of radioactivity

Knowledge and experience with radiation detection instruments such as dose calibrator, gamma counter and survey meter

Glovebox experience

Background in Radiochemistry, Radiation Biology or related field

Willingness and flexibility to work late hours or on weekends/holidays when required to finish a time-sensitive experiment

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

About University of Washington

Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest state-supported institutions of higher education on the Pacific coast. The Seattle-based university has earned an international reputation for research, and its graduate programs are some of the most highly rated in the nation. It is a leader in such fields as drama, dentistry, medicine, nursing, health services, astronomy, computer science, molecular biotechnology, oceanography, biostatistics, physics, physiology, pharmacology, geography, sociology, and social work. The university currently enrolls 35,000 students.