Research Intern - Washington State University in Pullman Washington

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position provides assistance to the faculty member and manager in charge of the Molecular Diagnostics section of WADDL ensuring adherence to standard operating procedures (SOP), conducting molecular diagnostics tests as required and participating in molecular diagnostics research and development efforts. The position provides practical experience in a research and clinical related field; using advanced skills and knowledge to perform the following non-inclusive list of tasks, perform complex investigative procedures; modifies procedures to accomplish research and clinical goals; collect, process and analyze data; run research and diagnostic protocols; assist in preparing manuscripts for journals or presentations for conferences. Eligibility and understanding of BSL-2 & BSL-3 laboratory safety guidelines and work environment is required.

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in diagnostic microbiology.

Demonstrated skills and knowledge in isolation of DNA from tissue and body fluids/samples, use of PCR in identification of microbial agents, DNA sequencing and sequence analysis, and Bioinfomatics.

Knowledge of infectious diseases.

Experience working with zoonotic agents in appropriate biosafety levels.

Work experience in a diagnostic laboratory type environment.

Excellent oral and written communications skills and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft Excel.

Ability to enter names and number sequences accurately into a medical computer database.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

This is a one year, temporary position. Competitive benefits available

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 veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

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

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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