Associate Research Scientist

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Classification:Temporary Professional
Grade:Temporary Staff Grade 79
Work type:Temporary
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Anchorage
School/Business unit:UAA College of Health
Location: Anchorage
Categories: Health Profession, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

WWAMI School of Medical Education is seeking an Associate Research Scientist to study the complex tumor immune microenvironment in order to identify novel ways to prevent and therapeutically treat cancer.

Duties:

100Study the complex tumor immune microenvironment in order to identify novel ways to prevent and therapeutically treat cancer. The lab’s research interests lie in understanding how the immune system responds to cancer and cancer treatment, the possibility to reshape the tumor microenvironment to a more anti-tumor status, and to develop the requisite tools to make this possible. Dr. Martinson Lab in partnership with Dr. Kullberg Lab, has developed a novel cancer vaccine and immunotherapy approach, myeloid cell-targeted prophylactic and therapeutic vaccination using nanoparticles, specifically C3-liposomes. The C3-liposome delivery system is capable of targeting and reprograming myeloid cells to reduce immune suppression in the local tumor microenvironment, while simultaneously delivering tumor antigen to drive antigen presentation and anti-tumor immunity.Essential

Position Summary:
WWAMI at the University of Alaska Anchorage is seeking an Associate Research Scientist to study the complex tumor immune microenvironment in order to identify novel ways to prevent and therapeutically treat cancer. The lab’s research interests lie in understanding how the immune system responds to cancer and cancer treatment, the possibility to reshape the tumor microenvironment to a more anti-tumor status, and to develop the requisite tools to make this possible. Dr. Martinson Lab in partnership with Dr. Kullberg Lab, has developed a novel cancer vaccine and immunotherapy approach, myeloid cell-targeted prophylactic and therapeutic vaccination using nanoparticles, specifically C3-liposomes. The C3-liposome delivery system is capable of targeting and reprograming myeloid cells to reduce immune suppression in the local tumor microenvironment, while simultaneously delivering tumor antigen to drive antigen presentation and anti-tumor immunity.

This position is a temporary, 29 hours/week position in the WWAMI School of Medical Education, College of Health, University of Alaska Anchorage. This position is non-represented.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Design and execute experiments, data analysis, presentation of results, preparation of manuscripts, and training and education of students and peers.
  • Develop and or implement changes for scientific plans and protocols to accomplish specific scientific objectives.
  • Independently perform, document and report research results of complex biomedical experiments in support of research activities.
  • Independently develop methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for solving problems.
  • Summarize and interpret data; write manuscripts and presents findings in a form suitable for publication or other special reports; present research findings to local and national groups.
  • Prepare and conduct in vivo and in vitro experiments as necessary.
  • Stay current with the literature in ongoing and proposed research projects in the field of specialty.

Required Experience:
Prospective candidates with the following skill sets are encouraged to apply: immunology, molecular, and cancer biology. A strong working knowledge of human immunology, familiarity with transgenic mouse tumor models of cancer, and experience in T cell biology are major assets. Other assets include experience with immunological techniques such as multicolor flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, ELISA, and ELISPOT. The successful applicant will also have excellent oral and written communication skills and collaborative abilities. This position is a temporary appointment as a research trainee.

Typical Education or Training:
Highly motivated individual who has completed their PhD, or interested in having a second postdoc. PhD in a scientific field is required

Application Procedures:
To be considered for the position, applicants must upload the following documents to their online application:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Supplemental documents as additional information to support your application

Special Conditions of Employment:

  • Provide official transcripts documenting academic credentials required for the position as well as any national and/or state credentialing certificates. 
  • Must be legally eligible to work in the United States; no work visas are available for this position.

Salary:
This position pays $25.92 per hour.

 

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

A review of applications will begin on December 14, 2021. To ensure consideration, [;ease apply prior to the review date.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination

At-Will:

Pursuant to Board of Regents’ Policy 04.01.055.B, temporary, extended temporary, adjunct, student, casual labor, regular new hire probationary employees and those positions designated by the president as officers and senior administrators of the university are employed at-will.

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

 

 

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