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University of Washington Research Scientist 1 in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 215733

Department: Department of Ophthalmology

Posting Date: 11/23/2022

Closing Info: Closes On 12/23/2022

Salary: Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications 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. (https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-professional-staff-librarians-academi-staff-20210208.pdf)

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. The Department of Ophthalmology has an outstanding opportunity for RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 1 to join their team. POSITION PURPOSE Our research program is directed at generating retinal pigment epithelial cells from human ESCs/iPSCs. These cells not only provide a potential unlimited source for cell replacement therapy for various forms of retinal degeneration, including age-related macular degeneration, but also offer an unprecedented opportunity to clarify the mechanisms of disease. The individual in this position should have a strong background and/or interest in stem cell/iPSC culture, gene editing, and cell biology. We have a commitment to vision research with the goal to improve diagnosis and treatment options for people with developmental or acquired disorders that affect visual function. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES •Maintaining and differentiating human stem cell colonies and generating/maintaining iPSC colonies. •Gene editing in iPSCs •Performing molecular biology techniques, cloning, and immunocytochemistry •Perform routine analysis of data and assist with trouble shooting and daily quality control of data. •Basic laboratory skills, including the ability to keep detailed records of procedures performed. •Provide status reports to the Principal Investigator on status of projects. •Basic lab maintenance, including ordering and helping with chemical safety paperwork. •Very strong organizational abilities and experience in team focused work environment. •Attention to procedural detail and meticulous record-keeping is required. •Assist in planning and assigning work to Laboratory Helpers and students; assist in training Laboratory Helpers and students on laboratory maintenance and methods. •Perform related duties as required. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS B.S. in biological sciences, neuroscience, or related field One to three years of work experience Candidates should have a strong background and/or interest in stem cell/iPSC culture and cell biology. Excellent communication and writing skills DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS Ability to analyze research data using statistical analysis Experience working with tissue culture, especially stem cell or iPSC

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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