RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 1
|Req #: ||142493 |
|Department: ||BIOCHEMISTRY |
|Job Location: || Health Sciences Center |
|Posting Date: ||02/21/2017 |
|Closing Info: || Open Until Filled |
|Salary: ||Salary is commensurate with education and experience |
|Shift: ||1st |
|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 Benefits page. |
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The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington has contributed to many phases of research. Initially recognized for incisive studies of the structure and function of proteins, and the mechanisms of enzyme action, the department branched out into a multitude of other areas. These included: developmental biology of flies, fish, frogs, and mice; molecular mechanisms of aging in yeast and mammals; vertebrate visual and immune responses; chromosome dynamics, cell division, DNA replication and repair; energy transduction during photosynthesis; protein secretion and membrane fusion; translational control and regulated protein degradation; protein structure determination by crystallography and NMR spectroscopy; and protein structure prediction and enzyme design. Our diversity of interests guarantees a rich intellectual and educational environment.
The Department of Biochemistry (Miller Lab) currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST 1 whose duties will be to provide experimental support for ongoing research projects. The Research Scientist/Engineer will be part of a small team focused on the expression, purification, and characterization of proteins for both internal investigators as well as external collaborators.
Main duties will include generation and maintenance of transgenic C. elegans, biochemical and cell biological assays for protein aggregation, preparing samples for sequencing or mass spectrometry, and basic molecular and genetic experiments. Additional tasks will include helping with general lab support as
needed under supervision.
Candidate must have familiarity with office productivity software (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) to prepare research reports for on the work performed. Candidate must be proficient with sterile laboratory maintenance, and familiar with BSL1 requirements. Candidate will assist graduate students, post-doctoral
fellows, and research staff with experiments and data acquisition.
This position will facilitate the research in the Miller lab to understand how stress response pathways enable cells to maintain homeostasis. These studies add capabilities to develop the foundation for novel therapuetic strategies, within the Department of Biochemistry and the UW School of Medicine.
| Bachelors Degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related Life Sciences. |
Equivalent experience can substitute for degree requirement.
At least one year of laboratory experience. The ideal candidate will have experience basic biochemical and molecular biology techniques. Experience with C. elegans a bonus.
The position requires the ability to use microscopes and micromanipulators.
Experience with Windows and Mac operating systems and general computer use.
Strong and clear communication skills in English, both oral written, are required.
Ability to work with little supervision, through initiative and good judgment.
The position will be in a collaborative research environment with multiple stakeholders that will
interact with this position
Work well under limited supervision
May demonstrate and explain various laboratory techniques to laboratory personnel, students, and others
Perform related duties as required
| Experience working in BSL1-2 research facilities. |
Experience with C. elegans or similar genetic model organism.
Experience with fluorescence microscopy.
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|CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:|
Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .