University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 1 Req #:203092Department:THE DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGYJob Location: Seattle Campus Posting Date:02/22/2022 Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:Salary is commensurate with experience and education 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. The Division of Cardiology is a large, complex Division in the Department of Medicine with over 100 faculty, 31 fellows and over 100 professional, classified and hourly employees spread across 6 campuses: UW-Montlake, Harborview Medical Center, UW-Northwest, Edmonds Cardiology Clinic, VA Puget Sound Hospital and UW South Lake Union.

The Division of Cardiology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist/Engineer 1.

The purpose of this research project that this position supports is to research on fortilin using biochemical, molecular and cellular biological, and translational whole-animal methods

Under general direction of the PI, the scientist contributes to remarkable scientific success of the laboratory through rigorous scientific research on fortilin.


•35% Perform mouse colony maintenance and breading as well as standard mouse procedures including blood sampling, injections, sacrifice, and tissue harvesting.
•20% Maintain and improve the lab environment by:
okeeping updated the inventory of the reagents and samples
omaintaining and securing the lab-related regulatory approvals
oplacing and tracking orders as requested by the PI and other scientists
oshipping reagents and samples to collaborators and core laboratories
opreparing commonly-used media and buffers
ogenerate journal club/presentation schedule.
•20% Perform standard biochemical and molecular biological experiments, including DNA extraction and purification, protein purification, PCR (polymerase chain reaction), RT-qPCR, Western blots, immunostaining, ELISA, and tissue processing and sectioning.
•10% Perform standard cell culture procedures and cell-based assays.
•5% Contribute to the positive culture of the lab. Adhere to the lab rules and policies. Attend all the mandatory lab functions such as lab meetings; one-on-one meetings; journal club/project presentations.
•5% Experimental plans, methods and results are recorded in laboratory notebooks. Plans and results of experiments are presented at group laboratory meetings and with the PI. The Research Scientist/Engineer will present experimental results and discuss plans at laboratory group meetings.
•5% Train undergraduate research volunteers for basic technical procedures as needed.


•Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and one-year job-related experience
•Knowledge and skills in standard molecular and cellular biology procedures.
•Abilities to adhere to experimental protocols when performing scientific procedures.
•Abilities to produce the data that are accurate and reproducible.
•Abilities to collaboratively work as a team with other scientists.


•Experience in the handling of mice
•Skills to multi-task, using incubation and wait time effectively.
•Skills to articulate the challenges encountered in the experiments to the PI and other scientists
•Abilities to trouble shoot the issues and to improve the existing protocols.

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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.

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