RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 2
|Req #: ||115383 |
|Department: ||UW SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY- PERIODONTICS |
|Job Location: || Seattle Campus |
|Posting Date: ||01/21/2015 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: || |
Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
|Limited Recruitment: || |
|Shift: ||Starting at 50% Part-Time |
|Notes: || 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 website, click here. |
This position is starting at a minimum of 50% FTE. May increase to 100% FTE based on funding.
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The UW School of Dentistry shares the University's overall mission to generate, disseminate, and preserve knowledge, and to serve the community. The School is an integral part of the Warren G. Magnuson Health Sciences Center, and is an oral health care center of excellence serving the people of the State of Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Our primary mission, through educational, research, and service programs, is to prepare students to be competent oral health care professionals. The School's research programs contribute to the fundamental understanding of biologic processes and to the behavioral, biomedical, and clinical aspects of oral health. The service mission is to improve the health and well-being of the people of the community and the region through outreach programs that are especially attentive to minority and underserved populations. The School values diversity in its students, staff, faculty, and patient populations. It seeks to foster an environment of mutual respect where objectivity, imaginative inquiry, and the free exchange of ideas can flourish to facilitate personal development, professionalism, and a strong sense of self-worth.
The Department of Periodontics has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 2. The position will entail comparative genomics, bacterial gene expression (RNAseq, Metatranscriptomics) and uncovering the relationship between bacterial functions with human disease. The position will also support laboratory applications of next generation DNA and RNA sequencing methods for a variety of projects in the lab. The Research Scientist will play a leading role in steering the computational and informatics efforts of the lab. This position requires knowledge and research experience, as well as computational skills. The position demands organization, commitment, and the ability to work alone as well as in teams.
The ideal candidate will have a strong computational background as well as biological knowledge. Prior specific experience in bioinformatic tools to perform comparative genomics, 16S rRNA sequence data processing and high throughput metagenomics/metatranscriptomics is highly desired.
Employ and possibly develop scripts designed to analyze high throughput gene expression or gene lists
Maintain domain expertise by reading research papers, attending conferences, and maintaining collaborations with relevant investigators
Generate production-quality figures using publishing and mathematical software
| Bachelor's in Science in bioinformatics or genomics-related field |
Minimum of 2 years of laboratory and/or computational research experience
Publication preparation software experience (Adobe Illustrator, Word)
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Master's in Science |
Unix command-line environment
Comparative Genomics and Metagenomics packages
16S rRNA analysis packages (QIIME, Mothur)
High-level programming languages such as C/C++, Python, or Perl.
Unix shell script programming (bash, csh, etc.)
Interactive mathematical packages such as matlab, Mathematica or R.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
This position requires a high degree of independence and problem-solving skills, the applicant will ideally have:
Experimental assay design
Experience managing research and laboratory staff
Experience in web development languages
Ability to publish and share code via popular version control mechanisms, such as Git
|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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