Salary is commensurate with education and experience
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The UW Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to improving the health of all children and adolescents by educating physician leaders of the future, advancing research, advocating for children and providing the nation's best pediatric clinical care. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.
The Department of Pediatrics, Division of Genetic Medicine currently has an outstanding opportunity for Research Scientist 2 position.
To perform laboratory work in a research and clinical setting in biochemical genetics to accomplish the research and service goals of the Molecular Development Laboratory at the University of Washington.
The Molecular Development Laboratory is engaged in verifying a major new technology for the screening of newborns for lysosomal storage disorders and is one of a handful of laboratories nation-wide that performs clinical DNA analysis for lysosomal diseases from blood spots.
Identify and define methodology to be used for the analysis of DNA samples, analyze results, and help develop conclusions and hypotheses based on results. Help prepare data for publication or accurate reporting of results to referring physicians. Design specific phases of research projects and protocols to ensure quality results. Assist in presenting research results in publishable form and obtaining research grants. Perform DNA and RNA isolation,
Nucleotide sequencing with ABI instrumentation in high through-put sequencing, high-pressure liquid chromatography for exon screening, real-time PCR analysis, and, Southern blot analysis.
Work as a member of the research team and with personnel at referring laboratories to accurately track, test, and report on samples for research and clinical analysis.
Bachelor's degree in a biological science field and at least two years increasingly independent experience working in a laboratory setting.
Experience and background knowledge of human genetics is desirable.
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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