Research Opportunity: Paid Undergraduate Research Assistant Position in Skin Cancer Research

Con­tact Name: Chris Lewis

Con­tact Email: clewis56[at]

Depart­ment: Dermatology


We are a moderately sized, diverse lab with basic, translational, and clinical research projects. We are in the Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology and the Department of Pathology. Our research involves basic, clinical and translational aspects of Merkel cell carcinoma, an uncommon, frequently lethal skin cancer associated with immune suppression, UV exposure, and Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCPyV) (see

We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic undergraduate to assist with general lab duties and translational/clinical studies involving maintenance of patient databases and clinical trials. Many of our projects involve contact with patients and/or other healthcare providers. The student would also have the opportunity to learn a variety of experimental techniques (eg: DNA extraction, western blotting, cell culture).

We will prioritize applicants who are sophomores or juniors who have completed the general chemistry series as well as begun the biology series. A minimum of ten hours a week is the anticipated commitment. However, participation can be flexible depending upon the project and availability. Students willing to make a two year comittment are strongly preferred.

The Undergraduate Reasearch Assistant position offers hourly compensation equal to the Washington State minimum.

Qualified applicants should send a resume and unofficial transcript to Chris Lewis at


* Sophomore or Junior
* Completed general chemistry series
* Begun general biology series
* 10 hrs/wk minimum
* 2 year commitment
* Wage $9.32 / hr

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