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RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 3

Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

If you are using a screen reader and experience any difficulty accessing our web pages, please call 206-543-2544 or email UWHires and we will be happy to assist you. jump to content Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience. 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.


  • 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.

    Our LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT has an outstanding full-time position for a Research Scientist 3.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage and lead both research contract and assay development projects of moderate size and scope.
  • Understand the timelines and technical knowledge of research protocols of incoming research contracts, organize work and prioritize appropriately.
  • Perform high level viral culture and reverse genetics work, analyze data compile results and draft reports for incoming research awards and contracts.
  • Perform work accurately, precisely and meet test completion deadlines.
  • Maintain complete, accurate, legible, secure records. Thoroughly document any modifications using appropriate document control.
  • Analyze experimental data and report to the Director and Lab Supervisor; determine what modifications and follow-up experiments are necessary to generate relevant data.
  • Identify long and short term goals; initiate research program/projects.
  • Contribute technical knowledge when initiating new projects to determining feasibility of goals and objectives of the study.
  • Contribute data and analyses for grant submissions.
  • Perform preliminary experiments for assay development.
    Work with R, python, Geneious, Excel, and bash command line.
  • Accommodate schedule changes to cooperatively accomplish required daily work, coordinate with Laboratory supervisor/manager.
  • Collaborate with research team to create opportunities and ancillary research projects to enhance technical assay methodology or content through the expansion of existing or development of new projects.
  • Review the scientific process of each research project, analyze issues, understand scientific procedures and statistical analysis; report data using graphs and charts.
  • Provide ongoing feedback; identify development opportunities and actively solicit input on work methods.
  • Prepare manuscripts for publication.
  • Perform other duties as required.

    REQUIREMENTS:
    PhD in Molecular Biology, Virology or Genomics.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Prior mammalian cell culture experience.
  • Prior coding experience.
  • Previous experience with next-generation sequencing analysis and genomics.
  • Strong written and communication skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot.

    DESIRED:
  • Proficient at R, python, and/or bash.
  • Experience with other herpesvirus reverse genetics systems.
  • Data analysis skills with basic statistical knowledge.
    Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law .

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu .COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTGovernor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

Keywords: University of Washington, Seattle , RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 3, Engineering , Seattle, Washington

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