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RESEARCH SCIENTIST 1 (FULL-TIME, DAYS)

Employer
University of Washington
Location
Seattle, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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RESEARCH SCIENTIST 1 (FULL-TIME, DAYS) Req #:203474Department:LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGYJob Location: Other Location Posting Date:04/08/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:Salary commensurate with education and experience. Shift:First Shift Notes:As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department now employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically-vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. 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 and natural beauty.

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-Time (100%, 40 hours per week), Days, RESEARCH SCIENTIST 1.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Under general supervision, perform technical procedures in a virology laboratory including but not limited to droplet digital PCR, qPCR, RT-qPCR, next-generation sequencing and tissue, plasma, and FFPE DNA and RNA extractions on biological samples.
  • Perform laboratory established procedures to process and inventory biological samples.
  • Report the results, and organize documents and keep records.
  • The position's major duties and responsibilities include performing sample prep and molecular assays for the viral genomic material detection and gene expression profile outlined above as well as assisting with troubleshooting with existing assays and methodological development of new assays.
  • Handle tissue specimen for cryo-storage and prepare tissue sections for Immunohistochemistry analysis.

    REQUIREMENTS
    Bachelor's degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry or related field.
    AND
    One year of experience in a related area.

    An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.

    DESIRED
  • Good laboratory practice (GLP) skills.
  • Experience with Excel and Word for data entry and data analyses.

  • CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
  • Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather
  • May work weekends and holidays
  • May be asked to work hours beyond normal open hours of the laboratory depending on staffing needs and current testing requirements.

    UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest

  • 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].

    COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

    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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