University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Closing date
Dec 10, 2023

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Req #: 227695 Department: DEPARTMENT OF LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY Job Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date: 10/11/2023 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: $8,347 - $17,676 per month Other Compensation: Shift: First Shift 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.
This posting may be used to fill additional opening. 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 Research Scientist Senior will collaborate with Dr. Alex Greninger to conceive and develop projects and plans for clinical immune profiling of viral diseases, including developing and validating bespoke high-throughput binding serologies, functional serologies such as neutralization/pseudoneutralization assays, TCR/BCR sequencing, cellular immunity assays, cytokine assays, and Fc characterization assays, and subsequent performance of assays and/or direction of technical personnel.
Research/Project Management (80%): Responsible for the technical and development of the research projects and experiments in Virology, to support research in optimizing of high-complexity immunological assays, and process improvement that will be used for the Virology Division. This will include coordinating research efforts in laboratory automation of serological and cellular immunity assays across the division.
Lead automation efforts in the Virology research laboratories involving liquid handlers.
Develop process improvements in workflow of high complexity immunology tests.
Develop and implement clinical research validation to be used for virologic test services based on binding and functional serologies and cellular immunity assays
Facilitate and lead the research process of streamlining and harmonization of wet bench aspects of immunology workflows across Virology Division laboratories.
Plans, develops, and coordinates research and development of technical workflows and facilities of Virology Division laboratories.
Oversee the creation of technical development documentation (validation document, procedures) for new and updated Virology Division tests from research to specification required by regulatory agencies, including CAP, CLIA, FDA, Study Sponsors, and PIs.
Negotiate with vendors for reagents and instrumentation needed for expanded immunology services across the Virology Division laboratories.
Review current Virology Division technical development plans and assist in planning for annual division research and development technical goals and objectives.
Interact with laboratory clients (physician and other medical providers) related to aspects of technical development.
Assist in test interpretation and test reporting from research validated tests.
Review high-complexity quality control data for Virology Division laboratories.
Participate, as needed, in teaching of undergraduates, graduate students, residents, and fellows.
Participate in research and scholarship related to the Virology Division leadership.
Other duties as assigned.
Supervisory / Managerial (20%):
Directly supervise the employees assigned to work in the Greninger Laboratory, including hiring, training, daily oversight, mentoring, scheduling and prioritization of tasks evaluation of performance, development and implementation of performance improvement plans and corrective action, and management of leave requests
PhD in Immunology, Virology, Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or closely related field AND six (6) years in collaborative project design within clinical immunology and/or viral biology OR the equivalent combination of education/experience
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration
Expertise in primer/probe design for PCR
Genomic assay design and different genomic library preparation and analysis techniques
Strong collaborative skills
Experience in evaluation of viral sequence diversity
Evidence of strong writing skills and ability to bring projects to completion
Good communication and writing skills
Ability to analyze PCR data
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.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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.

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