University of Washington
Seattle, WA

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Four-Year Institution
RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 2 Req #:205954Department:DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE: MEDICAL GENETICSJob Location: Health Sciences Center, Seattle Campus Posting Date:04/22/2022 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. 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.

Department of Medicine: Medical Genetics has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 2.

The Division of Medical Genetics currently has an opportunity for a Research Scientist 2 to work on epigenomics in the Hawkins lab. The lab conducts a number of different next-generation sequencing-based experiments to study how the epigenome contributes to gene regulation and cell fate. This individual will provide technical expertise and laboratory managerial responsibilities. This position is a critical member of the lab who will work with others as well as independently. The primary project involves generating epigenomic data such as ChIP-seq, whole genome bisulfite sequencing and RNA-seq.


•Chromatin isolation/immunoprecipitation, ChIP-seq – 40%
•Lab management: ordering, safety, etc… - 20%
•Tissue Culture, tissue dissection – 10%
•DNA manipulation: PCR, ligation, extraction, bisulfite conversion – 10%
•RNA isolation, RNA-seq – 10%
•Preparation of Illumina libraries. Loading Illumina sequencers. – 10%


Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years experience

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


•Demonstrated knowledge of epigenomic assays
•Molecular biology experience
•This position requires that you work well with others, have good communication skills, feel comfortable presenting your work to others, and help train others in your area of expertise.


•Master's degree
•Experience with chromatin biology
•Experience with lab management


•A satisfactory outcome from a criminal background verification may be required prior to hire.
•This position will occasionally require a flexible work schedule to ensure completion of experiments.

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 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.
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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