University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Engineering
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Posted on July 9, 2020
Req #: 174767
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 12/11/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 

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 six consecutive years. 

Emergency Medicine (EM) has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Engineer II to join the Emergency Medicine laboratory investigating the blood coagulation responses to critical illness and injury. The goal of this research is to develop new knowledge of how the blood responds to injury and illness and to develop more effective resuscitation strategies for this very challenging group of patients. In particular, this position will focus on current efforts to understand crosstalk between inflammation and coagulation, including discovery and quantification of post-translational oxidative modification of coagulation proteins and the effects of these modifications on blood coagulation function.


  • This position involves the performance of biochemical and molecular studies of blood and its components. Emphasis is on blood coagulation proteins, including their quantification and function and viscoelastic testing of coagulation, in addition to mechanistic testing using animal models of trauma and coagulopathy. Studies will assess human and animal blood samples using multiple different approaches. 
  • The successful applicant will independently design and perform experiments involving molecular biology and protein biochemistry, and will integrate this work with proteomics approaches using mass spectrometry. The applicant will perform data entry and management, statistical computations, and computer graphics for use in research papers, posters, presentations and grants.
  • Maintains thorough experimental records, equipment and ordering of supplies.  Maintains paperwork and record keeping associated with the routine operation of the laboratory
  • Research development activities will include conducting literature reviews for new techniques and methods relevant to current experimental projects and grant applications, and assisting in writing research and animal use protocols, and manuscripts.

    Other duties as assigned

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


  • Graduate degree in a health science discipline, such as microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, including advanced study or demonstrated capacity for laboratory research, AND  at least 2 years of previous experience in an active research laboratory conducting biochemistry and molecular analysis of proteins.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Must be able to work independently and cooperatively with a dynamic multidisciplinary emergency medicine research team, and have the ability to provide direction to laboratory staff, students and residents.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and large database management. Along with basic statistical computation and computer graphics.
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Significant prior experience and comfort with working with blood and its components, including blood coagulation science.
  • Experience with animal models, research, and animal surgery.
  • Significant experience with protein separation, quantification, and functional testing techniques in addition to characterization using molecular techniques and proteomics.
  • Previous experience with immunology is preferred, but not required.


    At times of high productivity, early morning, evenings and/or weekends may be required to fulfill responsibilities of the lab.

    Application Process:
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  • 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.

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