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Research Scientist/Engineer 1

University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Closing date
Aug 6, 2022

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Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Shift: First Shift

Notes: 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 new Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine is looking for a candidate to fill a unique research scientist position at the intersection of cutting edge technology development and medicine. The institute bridges the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children's Hospital. The Advanced Technology Lab is a new entity within this institute and will be administratively located within the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. The mission of the Advanced Technology Lab is to make cutting-edge '-omics' technologies, including many developed by labs at the member institutions, broadly available to the Institute's research community. These technologies include scalable assays for single cell molecular profiling and functional profiling of genetic variants.

Position purpose
We seek an individual with a mix of molecular biology skills and strong organizational capabilities for the single cell projects in the BBI Advanced Technology Lab. The research scientist will help optimize and implement protocols for single cell RNA and chromatin profiling from a diverse set of human and model organism tissues. This represents an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer I to fill a scientist position on an exciting and cutting-edge project.

Background on University of Washington and Genome Sciences
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 Genome Sciences (GS) is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine and is comprised of 27 labs addressing leading edge questions in biology and medicine by developing and applying genetic, genomic and computational approaches taking advantage of genomic information now available for a host of species. GS is making major contributions in the application of genome science to understand the fundamentals of biology and to improve human health and wellbeing. Genome Sciences is a collaborative department supported by very different academic disciplines. We work with a multitude of Program Investigators (PIs) in departments both on the UW campus as well as worldwide. The department has gone through significant expansion since its beginning in 2001 with annual grant awards of $56M in FY19. The department has 47 training, teaching, and research faculty.

Scientific Operations (90%)
Optimize and implement protocols to prepare single nuclei suspensions from tissues and cell lines
Perform sci-RNA-seq experiments
Implement quality control and organizational tools

Collaboration (10%)
Communicate with collaborators and management on progress
Attend lab meetings

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

Minimum requirements
B.S. degree in molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics or related discipline with experience in high-throughput functional genomic research.
3 months to one year's experience in a biology laboratory, whether academic or professional.
Candidate should have outstanding academic and professional track record.
Candidate should be an analytical thinker with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Must be highly disciplined and organized.
Successful candidate will be highly self-motivated and enthusiastic about taking a hands-on approach to collaborative scientific discovery efforts.

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 "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.

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 .
Governor 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.
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