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University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER-ASSISTANT (CERID) Req #:199935Department:ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES Job Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date:04/20/2022 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 UW has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer!

Field of Research:
New drug discovery for parasitic diseases in the Department of Medicine, Division of Allergy & Infectious Disease, Center for Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Disease (CERID)

Research Purpose:

Under direct supervision, this Research Scientist-Assistant will perform laboratory research work in support of studies on new drug discovery. The overall research goal is to find new drugs for the treatment of infectious diseases. Work will be done in collaboration with the UW Chemistry Department, CROs, and partner labs who will supply the novel compounds and test for inhibition of both parasitic enzymes and the parasites themselvesDUTIES &


•Maintain daily tissue cultures and perform cytotoxicity assays on mammalian cell lines.
•Test research compounds for activity against organisms in both in vitro and animal models.
•Develop and perform kinetic enzymatic assays.
•Using proteins produced wihin the lab to enzymatically test research compounds for effectiveness.
•Perform in vitro assays of possible drug compounds.
•Data analysis and preparation of reports (detailed notebook).
•Prepare reagents to perform experiments.

Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or related field and less than one year of experience, including:
•Molecular biology techniques such as DNA isolation/manipulation, PCR, sequencing, electrophoresis.
•Good sterile technique and and the ability to perform tissue culture techniques and maintain cultures.
•Willingness and experience working with animal models (mouse).
•Ability to prepare reagents, manage data and keep a detailed notebook.
•A high level of motivation, good organizational skills and the ability to work as a member of a team.
Experience can substitute for education requirement

•Previous work with malaria and animal studies.
•Knowledge of LC-MS analysis
•Familiarity with database and graphing software

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.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

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 [email protected].


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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