This research opportunity is with the McElrath Lab within the Vaccine & Infectious Disease Division. The technician will work under the direction of a Staff Scientist and use discretion and judgment in performance of duties in support of human mucosal immunology studies relevant to HIV-1 prevention. In particular, he/she will perform and assist in the development of mucosal explant models for evaluating the functionality, levels and distribution of HIV-1 specific antibodies. S/he will also be responsible for processing various mucosal specimens from study participants, performing downstream assays, collecting and analyzing the data. S/he will work closely with other laboratory staff conducting mucosal studies. S/he will interpret and report on experimental results and assist with data presentation for conferences and manuscripts. S/he may work with the clinical staff from the FHCRC HIV vaccine Trials Unit, University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) and other hospitals to coordinate specimen transfer and/or personally pick up specimens. S/he will assist in the development and maintenance of laboratory quality control (QC) methods and records, which may require adherence to GCLP (Good Clinical Lab Practice) standards.
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