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Research Intern

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Washington State University
Location
GENERAL CAMPUS - WSU SPOKANE

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Employment Type
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Job Details

Job location: GENERAL CAMPUS - WSU SPOKANE


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-08
Req: R-685

Title:

1457-YN - Research Intern

Business Title:

Research Intern

Location:

WSU SPOKANE CAMPUS

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 21-14.1, as a condition of employment, all WSU employees must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation no later than October 18, 2021. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation for new employees will be verified no later than October 18, 2021. If the effective date of appointment is October 18, 2021 or later vaccine or approved accommodation status will be verified prior to first day of employment. Please reach out to Human Resource Services (HRS) at hrs@wsu.edu or 509-335-4521 if you have questions regarding this.

Summary of Duties:

Perform research under the supervision of Dr. Levente Kapas and researchers within the Kapas Lab in the area of the neurobiological basis of sleep, circadian rhythms and related central nervous system functions in rodents. Work performed includes working in a lab environment and keeping detailed records of studies conducted and experimental results, ordering laboratory supplies and supporting the research of other lab members.

Essential Duties:

40% In vivo Experimentation

  • Under the Principal Investigator’s direction, work on research projects to study the neurobiological basis of sleep, circadian rhythms and related central nervous system functions in rodents.

  • Plan and execute experiments to include maintaining and inventorying experimental and breeding colonies, administering pharmacological and biological agents, assessing behavior and health, blood sampling, tissue dissection and sampling, surgical implantation, and post-operative care.

35% Data Analysis and Records Management

  • Collect, record, verify and analyze data; compile information; prepare charts, graphs and reports.

  • Keep detailed records of studies conducted and experimental results.

  • Maintain and ensure compliance with regulatory and safety protocols and records.

  • Assist with set up, calibrate, monitor performance and perform routine maintenance on laboratory equipment and scientific instrumentation.

  • Maintain laboratory inventory and experimental animal breeding colony inventory, order lab supplies and equipment as necessary.

20% Laboratory Work

  • Operation of a variety of lab instruments such as thermal cycler, flow cytometer, cell sorter, microarray reader, fluorescent microscopes, incubators, pH meters, spectrophotometer, and other measuring instruments; operate ancillary equipment such as photographic and computer equipment; prepare laboratory reagents and chemicals; service and maintain laboratory instruments; order chemicals, reagents and other supplies.

  • Ensure lab equipment is properly cleaned and maintained in accordance with established procedures. Assist with general lab maintenance and cleaning.

5% Other

  • Other duties as required.

  • Participate in laboratory meetings and planning sessions, training and supervising students and part time help.

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 biology, microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, neurobiology, or other relevant field.

  • General knowledge in biology.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 1 year experience in a laboratory setting.

  • Experience of working with research animals, animal or human tissue samples.

Additional Information:

Area/College: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Department Name: Biomedical Sciences
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202
Department Link: Biomedical Sciences
Monthly Salary: $2,537-$3,368 Commensurate with qualifications
FTE: 1.0
Permanent/Temporary/Project: Temporary
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end on April 30, 2022. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Screening Begin Date: The screening of applications will begin October 21, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

This position has been re-posted and will remain open until filled, however, to ensure consideration, please submit your application by the first screening date of October 21, 2021.

Applicants must attach 1) Resume/CV and 2) Cover Letter to their online application. 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: Resume/CV and Cover Letter

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.

Organization

Working at Washington State University

Founded as the people’s university, WSU embraces its land-grant heritage, seeking to transform lives through education, research, and community engagement and service. The University has been delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to the state, region, nation, and the world for nearly 130 years. WSU enjoys productive partnerships with major industries in the state, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, technology, and construction. The colleges at WSU Health Sciences Spokane have formed robust partnerships across the state of Washington, both with large medical centers and hospitals, as well as a variety of rural and community hospitals and clinics.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

Diversity Profile: Washington State University

As a land-grant institution, diversity, equity, and inclusion serve as core values and beliefs of Washington State University (WSU). At the university, college, or department level, WSU is committed to fostering open, proactive dialogue to create a more inclusive culture at all its locations including the five physical campuses and its online Global Campus, as well as its 39 Extension offices, four research centers, and 25 small business development centers.

Core Belief

WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

Core Value

Equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Promotion of an ethical and socially just society through an intentional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

Representative Affinity Groups

Representative affinity groups within the Washington State University system include the following:

WSU Resources and Offices

WSU Human Resource Services supports a climate of integrity and equity that actively reflects open, respectful dialog. Additional resources are available on the Human Resource Services website.

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