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RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 1

University of Washington
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on August 31, 2019
Req #: 170450
Department: BIOCHEMISTRY - INSTITUTE FOR PROTEIN DESIGN
Posting Date: 07/31/2019 
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.

About the Institute for Protein Design:
The Institute for Protein Design (IPD) at the University of Washington in Seattle is creating a new world of synthetic proteins to address 21st-century challenges in medicine, energy, and technology. The IPD is a unique interdisciplinary environment where world-class researchers with expertise in computing and software, biochemistry, genome sciences, biological structure, pharmacology, immunology and other basic science disciplines, as well as clinical medicine, work together to both computationally design and experimentally characterize novel biomolecules. Current projects include the design of novel therapeutics for cancer, neurological diseases, and more, as well as new vaccines, nanomaterials, and enzymes.

The UW Institute for Protein Design is seeking to hire a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 1 whose duties will be to provide experimental support for research projects as part of the Translational Science Program.  The Research Scientist/Engineer will be part of a small team focused on the biophysical characterization of proteins for both internal investigators as well as external collaborators

Main duties will include maintenance of X-ray systems, X-ray diffraction data collection in conventional systems in laboratory and using synchrotron facilities. Additional tasks will include support high-resolution microscopy and TEM, and helping with general lab support as needed under supervision.

Candidate must have familiarity with high-throughput automated systems, and a high level of aptitude for new technologies in X-ray instrumentation and diffraction methods.

Candidate must have excellent organizational, analytical, and record-keeping skills with the ability to organize and present technical reports to collaborators, IPD staff, management, and sponsors.

Candidate must be proficient with sterile laboratory maintenance, and familiar with BSL1 requirements.

Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S in Biochemistry + 3 months or more years of experience in related field
  • Candidates with knowledge in the use and maintenance of X-ray systems, familiarity with high-throughput automated systems, and X-ray diffraction methods.

    Desired Requirements:
  • Hands-on experience in the use and maintenance of X-ray systems
  • Experience protein crystallization and X-ray in-hose and Synchrotron data collection
  • Experience in Microscopy

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