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The Division of Cardiology is a large, complex Division in the Department of Medicine with over 100 faculty, 31 fellows and over 100 professional, classified and hourly employees spread across 6 campuses: UW, Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital, Edmonds Cardiology Clinic, VA Puget Sound Hospital and UW South Lake Union.
The Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine at University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist II who is energetic, enthusiastic, and enjoys collaborative and independent science research. The Research Scientist II reports directly to the PIs and is expected to work independently and collaboratively with a highly interactive group of fellow research personnel for heart regeneration research programs with focus on heart cells and stem cells
The Research Scientist II will participate in NIH-funded research projects covering cellular and molecular/ epigenetic mechanisms controlling cardiomyocyte development/maturation/ dedifferentiation, cell cycle states and endogenous myocardial regeneration. Applicants with strong research experience in cell and molecular biology, pathophysiology and mouse models, will be given the priority. Candidates with at least some experiences in following interdisciplinary aspects are preferred: small animal models, isolation and culture of cardiomyocytes and/or other cell lines and primary cells; molecular cloning; protein/DNA/RNA analysis; immunohisto- and cyto-chemistry; flow cytometry; histology; microscopy and imaging techniques. Experience in functional genomics/epigenetics (siRNA, miRNA, histone and DNA modifications) and sequencing is highly desirable but not required.
The primary functions of this position will include research and development (R&D) in cell and molecular biology of heart diseases and other biomedical fields. The Research Scientist/Engineer II will be required to perform the following:
Design/Perform/analyze molecular biology experiments for the research projects, including: DNA/RNA/Protein extraction, quantification and species and sequence analysis, PCR, RT-qPCR, cloning, gene editing.
Design/Perform/analyze cell biology experiments for the research projects: create/maintain tissue culture of human and animal cell lines or primary cells, or bacterial and virus, and their uses in different research projects.
Design/Perform/analyze experiments in biochemistry and immuno histo- and cyto-chemistry, flow cytometry for the research projects: immunostaining of fresh or fixed/embedded heart and other tissues and cells; multi-color flow cytometry analysis using BD and other instrument.
Tissue and cell imaging analysis using microscopy techniques for the projects, e.g. using Confocal and other fluorescent microscopy technologies, live cell imaging, time-lapse imaging.
Collaborate with other management and operation as part of the research activity, for example, identification and procurement of laboratory supply and service, etc.
Support and participate in regulatory and certification processes and laboratory compliance; Training/mentor/supervise new staff.
Prepare, optimize and execute experiment protocols; analyze the data and generate and present summary and reports for research projects and laboratory activities per instructions.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
| Bachelor degree or equivalent in biomedical science, and three to five years of relevant experience in a biomedical research lab, including two years of research experiences in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, and small animal studies. |
Highly motivated, energetic, detail orientated and capable to work and troubleshoot independently and collaboratively.
Have excellent oral and written communication skills; with prior publication track.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
| Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check. |
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