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Research Scientist Engineer 1 University Of Washington
Seattle, WA

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Job Description

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 for Precision Medicine currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 1 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 Advanced Technology Lab is a new entity within this institute, and will be administratively located within the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. The Advanced Technology Lab is embarking on an exciting new project to rapidly detect and sequence viral genomes.

The Department of Genome Sciences (GS) is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine and is comprised of 27 labs addressing leading edge questions in biology and medicine by developing and applying genetic, genomic and computational approaches taking advantage of genomic information now available for a host of species. GS is making major contributions in the application of genome science to understand the fundamentals of biology and to improve human health and wellbeing. Genome Sciences is a collaborative department supported by very different academic disciplines. We work with a multitude of Program Investigators (PIs) in departments both on the UW campus as well as worldwide. The department has gone through significant expansion since its beginning in 2001 with annual grant awards of $44M in FY18. The department has 47 training, teaching, and research faculty.

Position purpose:

We seek an individual with a mix of molecular biology skills and strong organizational capabilities for the viral pathogen project at the BBI Advanced Technology Lab. The research scientist will have to be up to the challenge of receiving, aliquoting, tracking and storing thousands of specimens. This represents an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer I to fill a scientist position on an exciting and cutting-edge project.


This position requires significant organizational capabilities. The scientist must be willing to learn and understand sample tracking software. The Research Scientist will be responsible for sample handling and tracking and may assist with the downstream molecular biology pipeline.

Research Support: (100%):

Receive, record, aliquot and store incoming specimens

Includes unboxing samples (10%)

Aliquoting into storage tubes and extraction plates (30%)

Interfacing with sample tracking software (20%)

Implementing and using a freezer tracking system (20%)

Communicate with collaborators and management on progress (10%)

Assisting with downstream nucleic acids processing (10%)

Minimum requirements:

B.S. degree in molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics or related discipline with experience in high-throughput functional genomic research.

3 months to one year's experience in sample handling.

Candidate should have outstanding academic and professional track record.

Candidate should be an 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.

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, your experiences, perspectives and unique identities will be honored at the University of Washington. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

About University Of Washington

University of Washington is an educational institution that provides undergraduate, graduate, and research programs.

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