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University of Washington RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 2 in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 234335

Department: THE DEPARTMENT OF NEUROLOGY

Posting Date: 05/15/2024

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $4,649 - $6,000 per month

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.

Understanding the causes of and developing treatments for dominantly inherited muscular dystrophies

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Position’s major duties and responsibilities:

40%

  • Part-time effort as a co-lab manager, with a focus on ordering supplies, overseeing work study students, and maintaining overall lab operations and supplies 30%

  • iPSC cell growth and differentiation studies; viral vector cloning, purification and testing;

  • DNA and vector transduction of cells and tissues

  • Injection and sacrifice of test animals

  • Collecting biological samples from test and control animals

  • Nucleic acid purification from cells and tissues

  • Analysis of gene expression in tissue culture cells and tissues

  • Protein purification and quantification. 10%

  • Advancing ideas for research directions

  • Performing experiments DNA cloning 5%

  • Collecting the data

  • Comparing control and test data with previous results and with published literature in the field

  • Analyzing, displaying and disseminating results 5%

  • Identifying appropriate software to analyze the data;

  • Determining statistical significance of experimental results 5%

  • Preparing reports on data collected

  • Presenting results at lab meetings and national meetings

  • Preparing figures summarizing the data 5%

  • Helping to write and submit manuscripts describing experiments performed and data obtained. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Scientific Discipline and Two years of relevant experience, OR Equivalent combination of education/experience. DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Specific knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job satisfactorily include:

  • Working knowledge of muscular dystrophies, cloning techniques, vector use and production, cell culture methods, RNAi knowledge and experience, outstanding writing skills, able to prepare and give research presentations at meetings

  • Knowledge, skills and abilities that are desirable, providing for an enhanced level of job performance, include:

  • Microscopy skills for muscle; generation of AAV and lentiviral vectors

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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