University of Washington

Seattle , WA


University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on January 28, 2019
RESEARCH SCIENTIST 1 Req #: 164136 Department: GENOME SCIENCES Job Location: Health Sciences Center, Seattle Campus Posting Date: 01/25/2019 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience Shift: First Shift Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, 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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.

The new Brotman Baty Institute (BBI) for Precision Medicine is looking for a candidate to fill a unique research scientist position at the intersection of cutting edge technology development and medicine. The institute bridges the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The BBI Advanced Technology Laboratory (BAT-Lab) is a new entity within this new institute, and will be administratively located within the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. The mission of the BAT-Lab will be to make cutting-edge ‘-omics’ technologies, including many developed by labs at the member institutions, broadly available to the Institute’s research community. At the outset, these technologies will include scalable assays for single cell molecular profiling, targeted DNA sequencing, and functional profiling of genetic variants.

The Department of Genome Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST 1.

We seek an individual with a mix of strong molecular and cellular biology skills along with the ability to organize and oversee collaborations for the BAT-Lab. The platform will offer services and continue to optimize emerging technologies, including single-cell combinatorial indexing and molecular inversion probe capture technologies and multiplexed assays for variant effects.

The BBI Advanced Technology Laboratory at the new precision medicine institute, Genome Sciences and the University of Washington, represents an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist 1, Genetics and Precision Medicine, to fill a unique scientist position at the nexus between functional genomics and medical genetics.

This position will work in a prominent laboratory whose work impacts other researchers worldwide. High functionality will be reflected in even greater funding opportunities and enhancement of the reputation of the University as a biomedical research powerhouse.


Research Support (100%):
  • Optimize and implement molecular assays for collaborators (80%), methods include:
  • Single cell assays at scale
  • Building reagents for multiplexed functional assays at scale
  • Targeted sequencing assays at scale
  • Communicate with collaborators and management on progress (10%)
  • Sample and reagent tracking through LIMS system (10%)

    Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S. degree in molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics or related discipline with significant experience in high-throughput functional genomic research
  • 2+ years of professional experience in functional genomics
  • Candidate should have outstanding academic and professional track record.
  • Candidate should be an innovative and analytical thinker with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Must be highly disciplined and organized.
  • Successful candidate will be highly self-motivated and enthusiastic about taking a hands-on approach to collaborative scientific discovery efforts.

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