RESEARCH SCIENTIST 2

Employer
University of Washington
Location
Seattle, Washington, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 12, 2021
Closes
Jun 24, 2021
Ref
2244539480
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Req #: 191430
Department: Laboratory Medicine and Pathology
Posting Date: 06/09/2021
Closing Info: Open Until Filled
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience
Limited Recruitment: Open to Department employees only
Shift: First Shift
Notes: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-professional-staff-librarians-academi-staff-20210208.pdf ) Conditions of Employment:
- Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.
- Must be able to meet with all shifts on a regular basis.
- May work weekends and holidays.
- May be asked to work hours beyond normal open hours of the laboratory depending on staffing needs and current testing requirements.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine and pathology. The department now employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty. The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist 2 (Full-Time, First-Shift, Days). The person in this role will serve as a Research Scientist 2 in the Greninger Laboratory to perform research looking at viral replication, viral-host protein-protein interactions, drug efficacy, viral evolution, and viral genome sequencing. Responsibilities include laboratory organization and management, analyzing sequencing data, making figures, drafting of manuscripts and grants for submission, executive wet-lab experiments, creation and implementation of new procedures and standard operation procedures, and scientific data archiving. The employee will be expected to attend and present at lab meetings. General Duties:
- Organization of laboratory including chemical and biological safety, ordering, and processing orders
- Writing, editing, and submission manuscripts
- Sequencing and proteomic analysis
- Independently execute documented protocols for quantitative viral detection on research and clinical specimens
- Perform molecular procedures including but not limited to real-time PCR, sanger sequencing, PCR product detection DNA sequencing and next generation sequencing
- Prepare chemical, DNA, and RNA reagents used in laboratory assays
- Engage in developing novel assays, modifying and refining procedures and techniques to obtain optimal results
- Present and update research progress at lab meeting or joined group settings
- Optimize protocols and troubleshoot experiments are necessary to generate relevant data and improve data quality
- Assist in identifying research project goals; initiates small to moderate size program/projects
- Lead projects of a small to moderate size and scope; make substantial contributions to determining feasibility of goals and objectives
- Train and monitor new employees and guest technicians in experimental procedures and assays, laboratory safety and database maintenance
- Coordinate gatekeeper responsibilities for sample repository
- Contribute data and analyses for grant submissions and assist in the preparation of publications and presentations
- Analyze issues and projects thoroughly, considers all factors; obtains and uses resources as necessary
- Provide ongoing feedback; identify development opportunities and actively solicit collaborative projects with other research scientists
- Perform other duties as required REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors Degree in Life Science (including biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.,) AND 2-3 years of working experience in molecular biology or related field. Equivalent experience may substitute for degree requirement. DESIRED: Experience with PCR testing methods and sequencing technologies; Good laboratory practice (GLP) skills.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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