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Research Scientist 3

Company:University of Washington
Location:Seattle, WA, USA
Position:Research Scientist 3

Description:

The Division of Immunology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at the University of Washington is developing novel serology, capillary electrophoresis (CE), and mass spectrometry (MS) assays for the evaluation of antibodies as biomarkers of disease. This new position will help guide development of these capabilities for use in clinical care and clinical trials, as well as in systems serology research. Assays in progress include (but are not limited to) those for: myeloma paraprotein glycosylation; rheumatoid arthritis and lupus autoantibody isotypes, allotype, and glycosylation characterization; and detection of viral and protozoan ocular infection.

This position supports projects to:
-Improve and develop serologic assays for clinical use, including those for anti-Merkel Cell carcinoma and infectious ocular serology.
-Maintain existing liquid chromatography (LC) and CE-based antibody glycosylation assays for research-based testing.
-Develop high-throughput LC/MS-based pipelines for characterization of autoantibodies for clinical and grant-funded research, with a focus on rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus
-Modify these pipelines to address additional unmet challenges in clinical immunology, including other autoimmune diseases, plasma cell neoplasm diagnosis/prognosis/monitoring, & allergy.
-Develop rigorous quality control/assurance programs.

Candidates can find more details and apply at:
https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/ENG/Candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=227710