RESEARCH SCIENTIST 1
University of Washington Seattle, WA Full-time Research
Posted on May 15, 2020
|Job Location:||Health Sciences Center|
|Closing Info:||Open Until Filled|
|Salary:||Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.|
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The UW Department of Microbiology has an excellent opportunity for a Research Scientist 1.
We are currently looking for a highly motivated scientist to work in our fast-paced and collaborative research group. The candidate will work under the supervision of a senior scientist to aid in processing of clinical sputum samples including, culturing, species identification, and genotyping. The candidate will also conduct molecular research including PCR, qPCR, ddPCR, DNA extraction, 16S sequencing, and bacterial whole genome sequencing. The desired candidate will be very meticulous and have impeccable organizational skills, have well-rounded microbiological, molecular biology and sequencing background and be able to interpret and communicate results. The RSE-1 will also use his/her laboratory and biosafety skills to work with investigators, technicians, and support personnel in assuring compliance with established laboratory practices, and to assist in drafting and updating Standard Operating Procedures for ongoing and new research protocols. Familiarity with a wide variety of laboratory equipment and techniques will be necessary in order to maximize the function of this shared laboratory. The incumbent may attend meetings to discuss findings and identify and prioritize project aims. Strong interpersonal skills are essential. This individual will work alongside a Laboratory Manager and other scientists, and will learn the duties of those positions sufficient to provide temporary backup for those individuals when absent.
Our lab seeks to improve understanding of chronic bacterial infections and to devise new diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. We focus on the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Staphylococcus aureus as well as other Gram negative organisms, and microbiome analyses to study chronic infections that afflict people with cystic fibrosis and other diseases. We use microbiological, genomic, evolutionary, and molecular biology approaches to characterize the adaptations of the bacterium to the chronic infection environment.
Bachelor's degrees in biology, microbiology, or related scientific field. At least two years of experience working in a research setting.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
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