The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department now employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically-vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.
Our LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT has MULTIPLE outstanding full-time positions for a Research Scientist 1 in Greninger Lab. The employee will serve as a Research Scientist 1 in the Greninger Laboratory to perform research in our Virology Lab.
Under general supervision, perform technical procedures in a virology research laboratory including but not limited to PCR, qPCR, next-generation sequencing (NGS), DNA and RNA extractions on biological samples, cell culture, and cloning.
Report the results, organize documents and keep records.
The position's major duties and responsibilities include performing cell culture and viral culture to characterize function of viral non-structural genes, as well as assisting with troubleshooting with existing assays and methodological development of new assays.
Assist in troubleshooting problems that arise in research protocols and report problems to the Research Senior Scientist.
Participate in writing and presenting reports about new assay development as well as continuing data collection and interpretation.
Update specimen inventory.
Conduct literature reviews and background searches to assist in determining research methods and project planning.
REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry or related field, AND One year of experience in a related area.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
Good laboratory practice (GLP) skills.
Experience with Excel and Word for data entry and data analyses.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.
May work weekends and holidays.
May be asked to work hours beyond normal open hours of the laboratory depending on staffing needs and current testing requirements.
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