RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 3

Updated: 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: To fulfill the obligations of our NIH grant. The work is focused specifically on investigation of the function of transcriptional co-repressors.

POSITION COMPLEXITIES AND IMPACT: The person in this position is carrying out work across multiple organisms (bacteria, yeast, plants), and working with a team of junior investigators (undergrads and new grad students). There are also a large number of complex techniques employed, and close collaborations with multiple other labs at UW and internationally.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: This position requires a person who is proficient in advanced molecular biology techniques (including PCR, DNA and RNA isolation, DNA cloning methods, microbial culture, yeast and bacterial engineering, sterile technique; co-immunoprecipitation; immunoblotting); next-generation DNA cloning techniques (e.g., Gibson and Golden Gate Assembly); techniques from plant development and physiology (including morphological analysis, hormone dose response assays); and modern yeast genetics. They must also be able to design and implement analytical pipelines in R. The successful applicant must be proficient in and have extensive experience working with yeast and E. coli. The RS will collect, record and verify accuracy of data; organize data; perform calculations; prepare charts, graphs and reports. They will take the lead in writing manuscripts and contribute to grant applications. They will participate in laboratory meetings and planning sessions. The position requires expertise with experimental design and trouble-shooting, the ability to communicate effectively, and demonstrated success in working independently and in team settings. They will also act as a research mentor for undergraduate and graduate students. The position also requires competence in the use of personal computers, including facility with R, Microsoft Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.

MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: Bachelors

MINIMUM YEARS OF EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: 3+ years

MINIMUM SKILLS REQUIRED: This position requires a person who is proficient in advanced molecular biology techniques (including PCR, DNA and RNA isolation, DNA cloning methods, microbial culture, yeast and bacterial engineering, sterile technique; co-immunoprecipitation; immunoblotting); next-generation DNA cloning techniques (e.g., Gibson and Golden Gate Assembly); techniques from plant development and physiology (including morphological analysis, hormone dose response assays); and modern yeast genetics. They must also be able to design and implement analytical pipelines in R. The successful applicant must be proficient in and have extensive experience working with yeast and E. coli. The RS will collect, record and verify accuracy of data; organize data; perform calculations; prepare charts, graphs and reports. They will take the lead in writing manuscripts and contribute to grant applications. They will participate in laboratory meetings and planning sessions. The position requires expertise with experimental design and trouble-shooting, the ability to communicate effectively, and demonstrated success in working independently and in team settings. They will also act as a research mentor for undergraduate and graduate students. The position also requires competence in the use of personal computers, including facility with R, Microsoft Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint.

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