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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, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The major activity of the Division of Hematology is research. Building on the distinguished accomplishments of the Division's founding members and early leaders, our current faculty continues to work at the cutting edge of molecular and cellular biology, pathophysiology, and applied clinical research. This work is carried out both as investigator-initiated projects within the Division and through collaborative efforts with colleagues at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, basic science departments at the University, the Division of Oncology, and other Divisions in the Department of Medicine.
The Hematology Division of the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist 1. This position requires familiarity with molecular and cellular biology techniques, the ability to work independently with support and guidance from senior lab members, and the desire to work with animal models to understand physiology and disease processes.
The Research Scientist will join a lab studying erythropoiesis, the physiology of heme and iron, and marrow failure; and will take responsibility for projects designed to understand the systemic physiology of heme and its impact on erythroid differentiation, iron homeostasis, and related cellular pathologies.
Required experimental techniques and other responsibilities are:
Perform molecular biology techniques such as RNA/DNA/Protein extraction and purification from cells and tissues, PCR, RT-qPCR, gene cloning, sequencing, western blots, and protein quantification assays.
Perform cell biology techniques such as cell culture of human and animal cell lines and primary cells, isolation and analysis of blood and bone marrow, retroviral vector production, cell transfection and transduction, multi-parameter flow cytometry and cell sorting, cell and tissue staining, fluorescent microscopy.
Analyze data generated and identify and troubleshoot problems with assistance.
Assist with mouse colony maintenance and experiments, genotyping, and performing experimental procedures on mice.
Assist with laboratory maintenance, regulatory compliance, and other projects or tasks as needed and assigned such as making media and reagents for tissue culture and maintaining laboratory stocks and supplies.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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Bachelor degree or equivalent in biology or a related field with at least 3 months of laboratory experience in molecular or cellular biology techniques.
Must be highly motivated with excellent time management, organizational, and record keeping skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to write up results, present them orally, and the ability to independently follow through with written or oral instructions.
The ability to design, execute, and troubleshoot molecular and cellular biology experiments. Familiarity with small animal model systems and tracking large data sets and sample numbers. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively in a team environment. Exceptional candidates will have prior experience with cell culture, qPCR, multi-parameter flow cytometry, western blots, and microscopy.
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