RESEARCH SCIENTIST 2
University of Washington Seattle, WA Full-time Research
Posted on July 9, 2020
|Job Location:||South Lake Union|
|Job Location Detail:||1616 Eastlake Ave East|
|Closing Info:||Open Until Filled|
|Salary:||Salary commensurate with education and experience.|
Our LABORATORY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT has an outstanding full-time position for a Research Scientist 2. The person in this role will serve as a Research Scientist 2 in the Greninger Laboratory to perform research looking at viral replication, viral-host protein-protein interactions, drug efficacy, viral evolution, and viral genome sequencing. Responsibilities include laboratory organization and management, analyzing sequencing data, making figures, drafting of manuscripts and grants for submission, executive wet-lab experiments, creation and implementation of new procedures and standard operation procedures, and scientific data archiving. The employee will be expected to attend and present at laboratory meetings.
- Organization of laboratory including chemical and biological safety, ordering, and processing orders
- Writing, editing, and submission manuscripts
- Sequencing and proteomic analysis
- Independently execute documented protocols for quantitative viral detection on research and clinical specimens
- Perform molecular procedures including but not limited to real-time PCR, sanger sequencing, PCR product detection DNA sequencing and next generation sequencing;
- Prepare chemical, DNA, and RNA reagents used in laboratory assays;
- Engage in developing novel assays, modifying and refining procedures and techniques to obtain optimal results;
- Present and update research progress at lab meeting or joined group settings;
- Optimize protocols and troubleshoot experiments are necessary to generate relevant data and improve data quality;
- Assist in identifying research project goals; initiates small to moderate size program/projects; work is organized and prioritized appropriately;
- Assignments and projects are completed within specified time frame; deadlines are consistently met;
- Lead projects of a small to moderate size and scope; make substantial contributions to determining feasibility of goals and objectives;
- Train and monitor new employees and guest technicians in experimental procedures and assays, laboratory safety and database maintenance;
- Coordinate gatekeeper responsibilities for sample repository;
- Perform work accurately, precisely and meets test completion deadlines. Accommodates schedule changes to cooperatively accomplish required daily work;
- Contribute data and analyses for grant submissions and assist in the preparation of publications and presentations;
- Analyze issues and projects thoroughly, considers all factors; obtains and uses resources as necessary;
- Maintain and complete accurate, legible records. Thoroughly documents any modifications;
- Provide ongoing feedback; identify development opportunities and actively solicit collaborative projects with other research scientists;
- Perform Other Duties As Required.
- Education requirement, minimum: Bachelor’s Degree in Life Science (including biology, microbiology, zoology, etc.,)
- 2-3 years of working experience in molecular biology related field.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
- Experience with PCR testing methods and sequencing technologies;
- Good laboratory practice (GLP) skills.
Conditions of Employment:
- Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.
- Must be able to meet with all shifts on a regular basis.
- May work weekends and holidays.
- May be asked to work hours beyond normal open hours of the laboratory depending on staffing needs and current testing requirements.
This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.