RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 1

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Deadline: Open Until Filled

The College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) is one of the largest academic units on the UW Seattle campus, employing over 1400 tenure-track and research faculty, in 43 departments and centers, and generating an average $120 million dollars in sponsored research each year. CAS is comprised of 4 major divisions – Arts, Humanities, Social Science and Natural Science – whose cutting-edge research spans from malaria treatment to solar energy to human rights.  CAS is home to diverse music, art, drama, dance, digital arts academic units and degrees, and runs one performance hall (Meany) and two major museums (Henry Art and Burke).  CAS academic programs support more than 22,000 undergraduates and 2600 graduate students. The College occupies over 1 million square feet of space spread across campus and off-campus facilities in more than 50 buildings. 

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.

POSITION PURPOSE
The Akamatsu lab at the University of Washington is seeking a motivated and collaborative individual to join us as a research laboratory manager.

POSITION COMPLEXITIES AND IMPACT
You will be a founding member of the Akamatsu lab. The laboratory, located in the Biology department housed in the new Life Sciences Building, combines computational modeling with live-cell fluorescence microscopy of genome-edited human induced pluripotent stem cells to understand how the actin cytoskeleton organizes to produce force during membrane trafficking processes such as endocytosis.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES
The lab manager will serve a critical role in establishing and maintaining protocols and lab policies, onboarding and training students, maintaining connections with neighboring labs and nonprofit research institutes, ordering and managing lab supplies, and maintaining experimental and computational lab databases.

POSITION MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
Bachelors degree in Biology, Biophysics or a related field

POSITION MINIMUM YEARS OF EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
1 year

POSITION MINIMUM SKILLS REQUIRED
Necessary skills are research experience in mammalian tissue culture and molecular biology (i.e. DNA cloning), experience in organizing and maintaining lab information (inventories/papers/notes), ordering lab equipment or supplies, and interest in quantitative, biophysical, or computational approaches to cell biology. Candidates should have experience working collaboratively or in teams, training researchers in a lab setting, using organizational systems for their notes or projects, and communicating their research findings to other researchers

DESIRED, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
Desired skills or interests include CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome editing, computational image analysis in Fiji, MATLAB, or Python, or biophysical/computational modeling (Python, other programming languages). Other desired skills include an interest or familiarity with nontraditional means of research publication (micropublication, knowledge graphs), collaborative notetaking software (Roam Research, Notion, shared Cloud drives), 3D printing and other engineering approaches to biology. Candidates from nontraditional backgrounds or educational/work paths are encouraged to apply.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (if applicable)

Minimum two year commitment required.

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 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 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.


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