Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
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The Department of Microbiology is one of the premier biological science departments in the country. The department has a national reputation for high quality teaching and an international reputation for excellence in research. Because of the revolution in biology that began in the 1970s, rapid advances in microbiology and the development of biotechnology have increased our understanding of all living systems. This has in large part been determined by studies of microorganisms. The research programs of the faculty in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington reflect exciting areas of modern microbiology. Our faculty span a broad range of interests including microbial ecology, physiology, virology, and microbial pathogenesis in both animal and plant systems. The members of our department are largely concerned with understanding the mechanisms by which organisms interact with one another and with their environment at the cellular and molecular levels. Because of the strong interdisciplinary nature of these interests, numerous collaborative efforts between our faculty and those in other science and medicine departments have developed.
The Department of Microbiology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST 1 to work with our fast-paced and collaborative research group. The candidate will work under the supervision of a senior scientist and is expected to have basic understanding of bacterial genomics and pathogenesis. The candidate will also be expected to have wet lab microbiology/molecular biology experience, including bacterial culture and plating, primer design, PCR, DNA/RNA extraction, gene deletion and cloning. The desired candidate will be very meticulous, have impeccable organizational skills and be able to interpret and communicate results.
Receive and track samples for sequencing
Prepare sequencing libraries and flowcells using standard procedures
Operate and help maintain sequence-related equipment according to manufacturer's recommendations
Conduct specified microbiology and molecular biology experiments, involving bacterial culture and plating, phenotyping, primer design, PCR, DNA/RNA extraction, gene deletion and cloning
Assist supervisor with sequencing schedule, supply orders, reports and presentations
BS/BA in Biology (Cell/Micro/Molecular Biology), 1 year of related work experience
Fundamental microbiology skills
Extensive molecular biology skills
Familiarity with Illumina sequencing techonology
Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
First hand experience constructing DNA/RNA sequence libraries
First hand experience operating and maintaining Illumina sequencing platforms
Advanced bacterial phenotyping experience
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