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University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Closing date
Aug 9, 2022
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Req #: 208959


Job Location: Seattle Campus

Posting Date: 06/30/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, 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 Department of Genome Sciences (GS) is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine (UW SoM) and is comprised of 31 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 $68.5M in FY21.

The Department of Genome Sciences is committed to creating an environment that is welcoming and inclusive. Our goal is to foster a place of learning and working where all members can thrive and where diversity is recognized and celebrated. At Genome Sciences, we aim to create supportive spaces for those who are marginalized in higher education or society. To achieve this, we recognize that it is our ongoing responsibility to understand, acknowledge, and challenge systems of privilege and disadvantage in higher education such as those based on race, color, creed, caste, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or socioeconomic status.

Position Purpose
This position will support multiple research projects and collaborations in a prominent mass spectrometry laboratory that focuses on technology development. The Research Scientist will work under immediate supervision to assist with lab management and the high-throughput processing of proteomic samples. This position will require strong interpersonal communication skills, meticulous pipetting skills and a high level of organization. The Research Scientist will complete assigned tasks by implementing well-established protocols and assist in evaluating and developing new protocols.

Dimensions and Impact to the University
This position will work in a prominent mass spectrometry laboratory whose work impacts other researchers worldwide. The research conducted will be reflected in even greater funding opportunities and enhancement of the reputation of the University as a biomedical research powerhouse.

• Lab maintenance and research support
o Work with sample manager tracking system to log metadata, sample receipt, and workflow data.
o Develop and maintain precise laboratory protocols and records.
o Preparation and aliquoting of laboratory reagents.
o Restocking and ordering of laboratory supplies and reagents.
o Assist in laboratory biohazard and chemical safety preparation and compliance.
o Assist in lab equipment repair and maintenance.
o Assist lab members with sample shipments on dry ice.
o Management of lab website, meetings, and protocols.¬
o Assist lab members with conference memberships, registrations, and travel reimbursements.
o Monitor temperature and contents of lab freezers and refrigerators.
o Perform other tasks as needed.
• Processing and preparation of proteomics samples in a mass spectrometry lab
o Preparation of chemical solutions.
o Perform high-throughput proteomic sample preparation protocols using KingFisher robot
o Perform in-solution and in-gel proteomic sample lysis and digestions.
o Assist and collaborate with other members of the lab on related projects.
• Develop and apply proteomics analyses
o Use nano-flow liquid chromatography systems and mass spectrometers to analyze peptides.
o Perform routine assessment of mass spectrometry data quality using lab software.
o Analyze data using lab software (Linux and Windows).
o Troubleshoot instrumentation errors and malfunctions.
o Present data to collaborators and scientific community.

Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or other related Life Sciences field and 3 months research or laboratory experience.
• Working knowledge of molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or chemistry.
• Excellent technical skills at the bench.
• Excellent recording keeping.
• Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
• Must be highly organized with a strong attention to detail.
• Open to receiving direction and to asking for assistance when needed.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

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

• Laboratory experience especially in a mass spectrometry laboratory, whether in a professional or academic setting.
• Working knowledge of proteomic sample preparation methods.
Applicants who are eager to learn that don't possess all of above are still encouraged to apply! This position presents a great opportunity for professional growth.
Working Conditions
• Occasionally lifts and/or carries objects weighing up to 30 pounds.
• Occasionally stoops and bends.
• Occasionally reaches and grasps with arms and hands.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

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 Workforce 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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