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University of Washington RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 199784

Department: THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENC

Posting Date: 11/24/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, 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 Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 300 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department’s highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department’s robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is recruiting for a Research Scientist/Engineer. The purpose of the research project is to determine how ion channels expressed in the brain regulate the function of midbrain dopamine producing neurons with relevance to health and disease. RESPONSIBILITIES: Mouse behavior with fiber photometry, such as conditioned place preference and operant tasks. 30% • Collection of perfused brain tissue for in situ hybridization microscopy. 10 • Confocal, 2-photon and light sheet in situ microscopy. 10%Analysis of datasets using established pipelines. 20% • Assistance with general molecular genetics methods in support of microscopy projects. 20% • Assistance with documentation for protocols and datasets. 10% MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience, Engineering, Biology, or related field • 1 year work related experiences • Mouse handling experience, histological methods, PCR Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. DESIRED REQUIREMENTS: • Familiarity with R, MATLAB and Python. Familiar with common molecular genetics methods and rodent behavioral procedures 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 Workforce 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.

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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