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University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on July 30, 2019
Req #: 163090
Job Location: Other Location
Job Location Detail: 1616 Eastlake 
Posting Date: 04/24/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary commensurate with education and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis:  Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (CARER), and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Our LABORATORY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT has an outstanding full-time position for a Research Scientist 4.  Our LABORATORY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT has an outstanding full-time position for a Research Scientist 4.  This individual will collaborate with Dr. Alex Greninger to conceive and develop projects and plans for understanding RNA and DNA viral replication and evolution, with subsequent performance of assays and/or direction of technical personnel.
  • Rapidly create reverse genetics systems for RNA and DNA viruses
  • Perform proteomic screens for host and viral interactors of viral proteins
  • Conduct CRISPR-Cas9 screens to identify host requirements for viral replication
  • Conduct deep mutational scans for protein-protein interaction mapping
  • Performs experiments with PCR technology, and develop assays, sequence development, analyzes experimental data and determines what modifications and follow-up experiments are necessary to generate relevant data.
  • Contributes data and analyses for grant submissions. Present data at laboratory meetings. Write manuscripts with Assistant Professor in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts, and poster presentations.
  • Consistently elicits support and cooperation from others when presenting ideas and concepts; facilitates group process to accomplish goals; demonstrates ability to persuade others to cooperate in achievement of plans.
  • Develops appropriate and creative solutions and chooses best alternative; takes action in a timely manner.
  • Directs the work of staff so as to achieve optimum productivity; encourages or requires employee involvement in planning and organizing work.
  • Effectively informs staff of policies, procedures, expectations, and objectives; solicits feedback from employees on an ongoing basis.
  • Fosters team effort and cooperation among staff members, both intra- and interdepartmentally.
  • Selects, trains, and develops employees; takes appropriate personnel action.
  • Demonstrates techniques and shares practical knowledge as needed with medical technology students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scientists and new employees.
  • Perform other duties as required.

  • Doctorate in Microbiology/Biological Sciences or closely related field, or relevant equivalent experience.
  • At least four years in related area or equivalent combination of education/experience in collaborative project design, and understanding of basic viral biology.

    Additional Requirements:
    • Strong written and communication skills.
    • Ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot.

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.

    This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced work environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please view this page.

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 an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or