Salary is commensurate with education and experience
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our Benefits page.
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 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is involved with teaching, patient care, and research in the areas of normal and abnormal human reproduction: growth and development of the fetus, normal and complicated obstetrics, and surgical and medical diseases of the female reproductive system, including reproductive endocrinology and infertility, oncology, infectious disease, psychosocial problems, preventive health care, and ethics. The department also provides primary and preventive health care for women.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer Assistant.
The Research Scientist/Engineer Assistant occupying this position will conduct research and evaluate the molecular genetics of ovarian cancer.
Specific duties include:
Collection of surgical specimens for tissue bank. Processing of blood and other samples
Perform a variety of assays to identify molecular changes in ovarian cancer, such as PCR, nucleotide purification, methylation analyses and other molecular protocols.
Tissue staining and laser capture microdissection
Maintain molecular database.
Analyze data results and develop rational explanations.
Troubleshoot difficulties with assays.
Perform related duties as required.
Keep careful and accurate laboratory records
Bachelor's degree in a biological science and at least one year of laboratory research experience; or equivalent education and experience.
Previous research laboratory experience
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Good organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability to organize and prioritize workload; use efficient workflow process.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Skilled with Microsoft Office environment, Graphpad Prism and Endnote.
Conditions of Employment: This position requires some flexibility in scheduling work to accommodate experiments with fixed-time courses.
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .
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Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergra...duate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.