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University of Washington RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 1 in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 234224

Department: DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE

Posting Date: 05/15/2024

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $3,887 - $6,000 per month

Limited Recruitment:
Other

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-academic-staff-20230701_a11y.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 Reh lab is located in the Department of Biological Structure, and is focused on the development, degeneration and regeneration of the retina. The work in the lab is funded by NIH, Foundation Fighting Blindness and other philanthropic and commercial sources. We are working to develop new therapies to treat blindness and work primarily with mice and human embryonic stem cells.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Research Scientist/Engineer 1 (NE S UAW RSE) position contributes to the overall goals of the research team by performing the following types of tasks:

  • Basic molecular biology such as: immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, and PCR. (20%)

  • Working with mice, including intravitreal injections. (20%)

  • Cell culture. (20%)

  • Interacting with other team members in a collaborative manner to accomplish lab goals, to include establishing and nurturing productive relationships with coworkers, students, research assistants, technicians, and other individuals supporting the overall efforts of the Reh lab. (20%)

  • Working with care, conscientiousness, and rigor in executing research duties, to include assembling and analyzing data for inclusion in reports and publications. (10%)

  • Overseeing projects of limited scope from beginning to end, as assigned by the principal investigator (PI) or PI's delegate. (10%) MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field and one year of relevant experience,

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

  • Molecular biologist, with a minimum of a B.S./B.A. in biology or related discipline, with experience in cell culture, live animal work, and basic molecular biology.

  • Positive attitude and willingness to acquire new technical skills and learn on the job.

  • Prior experience with live animals is highly desired, as well as previous experience in a retina lab.

  • Experience with stem cell and organoid culture is highly desired. Application Process: The application process 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 access 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.

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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