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, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. The Department of Pathology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Temporary Full-time Research Scientist Engineer – 1. Working under the oversight of the principal investigator, this position will perform laboratory experiments, data analysis, laboratory administration and planning. RESPONSIBILITIES:This position requires performing laboratory research work independently with limited supervision. Willingness to learn new techniques, develop protocols, flexibility and multitasking based on priorities, and efficient interaction with other members of the lab and other labs or collaborators are expected. The main techniques involved include image analysis and 3-D reconstruction and morphometry. However, duties will also include human and animal tissue and biological fluid processing, various imaging modalities, cell culture, transfection, molecular biology techniques, cytospin preparation, magnetic bead separation, and flow cytometry. Laboratory Operations:Being very organized, focused and attentive to assigned tasks. Coordinating lab organization and functions such as ordering supplies and scheduling research activities, maintaining an orderly laboratory environment to assure safety, cleanliness, efficiency, and compliance with guiding regulations Attending in weekly lab meetings and presenting reports Data:Performing literature searches, maintaining a literature database Maintaining accurate and logical records of scientific data Assisting in preparation of laboratory reports, data analyses, manuscripts, and poster presentations Assisting in preparation of grants, IRB applications, research brochures, etc. Research Support:Cell culture techniques; including transfection, molecular biology techniques, cytospin preparation, immunostaining, magnetic bead separation, flow cytometry, morphometry and histology (light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy). Designing primers, PCR, qPCR, Western blot, etc. Approaching and consenting research subjects Help in training new lab technicians and students REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor's degree in biology or related field, And one year of relevant experience. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Prior experience with 3D reconstruction Technical / SoftWare: TrackEM2 Image J, IMOD, AMIRA, Programing experience, writing macros, experience working with Mathematica; Microsoft Excel, Word and Access, and Adobe Photoshop. Cell culture, transfection, molecular biology (designing primers, PCR, qPCR, Western blot, etc.), immunostaining, light and immunofluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, basic statistics DESIRED:Experience in cytospin preparation, magnetic bead cell separation, morphometry, electron microscopy, live cell imaging, flow cytometric techniques and analyses. Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.? These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.? Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.