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Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 26, 2023

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 Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here. As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem-solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.

The School of Medicine Department of Microbiology has an opening for a Research Scientist/Engineer 4. Research in Sokurenko's laboratory is focused on understanding mechanisms of molecular adaptive evolution of genes in bacterial pathogens, including acquisition of antimicrobial resistance, epidemiology, clonality, diagnostic and prophylaxis of bacterial pathogens and multi-drug resistance.


  • Laboratory Duties at the Bench:
  • processing of clinical samples
  • identification and storage of bacterial species
  • performing various testing of live bacteria, DNA and RNA
  • record-keeping and maintaining of lab databases
  • Training and overseeing the work of other lab members.
  • Research Analysis and Scientific Writing:
  • sequencing and analysis of genes and whole genomes
  • data analysis and reporting
  • writing scientific reports
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Managing ordering, record keeping, Lab Biosafety etc.

  • PhD in biology, microbiology or genetics
  • Up to 3 months of job-related experience

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

  • Knows the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of a particular field of specialization.
  • Continues development of technical expertise and knowledge through experience and application.
  • General experience of working in biological lab.
  • General computer skills including familiarity with MS Excel.

  • Experience with general microbiology, including bacterial culturing, identification, testing and storage.
  • Experience with molecular biology including DNA and RNA isolation, manipulation, amplification and sequencing.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn bioinformatics applications.

    Application Process: The application process 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 "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed. 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 .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 . COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENTEmployees of the University of Washington are required 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 -4, Engineering , Seattle, Washington

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