University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Engineering
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Posted on July 7, 2020
Req #: 180385
Department: HEMATOLOGY
Job Location: Health Sciences Center
Posting Date: 07/06/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 

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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.

The Division of Hematology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist 1 in the Doulatov lab. Our lab uses induced pluripotent cells (iPSCs) to study hematopoietic stem cells in health and disease. The research scientist will support projects involving iPSC reprogramming and differentiation, to study the origins and evolution of blood malignancies. More information can be found on our lab website:
The individual will be an integral member of the team, working closely with the PI and students/fellows to contribute to research projects. This person should have previous life sciences research lab experience, excellent procedural skills, basic understanding of stem cell biology, and organizational skills. It is an opportunity to develop and grow, especially for recent college graduates seeking to gain research experience and contribute to publications before applying to competitive graduate or medical school programs.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Generation of induced pluripotent stem cells by reprogramming.
  • Maintenance and cell culture of multiple iPSC lines.
  • Differentiation of iPSCs into hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells.
  • Cloning and basic molecular biology, transfection, and lentivirus preps.
  • Other lab tasks assigned as needed for individual research projects.

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


  • Bachelors degree in life sciences and 1+ years experience in a biology research laboratory,

    Additional Requirements:
  • Strong tissue culture skills; experience with stem or primary cell culture.
  • Technical excellence and ability to follow as well as optimize protocols.
  • Familiarity with flow cytometry and basic molecular biology techniques.
  • Working as a member of a team of students/fellows under direction of PI.
  • Superb oral and writing communication skills; computational skills a plus.
  • Desire and ambition to drive scientific breakthroughs and publications

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


  • Master’s degree in a stem-cell related field.


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