RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 1
|Req #: ||144748 |
|Department: ||PEDIATRICS |
|Job Location: || Health Sciences Center |
|Job Location Detail: ||RR-wing |
|Posting Date: ||05/08/2017 |
|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 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 is currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 1 position in the field of human neurogenetics research. The goal of this research is to identify genes involved in neurodevelopmental disorders and brain malformations and to understand the function of these genes during normal and abnormal brain development.
The RS1 will perform a variety of duties and responsibilities, including but not limited to the following:
Utilize scientific knowledge to label, track, process (isolate DNA or RNA isolation, establish lymphoblastoid or fibroblast cell lines) and store human samples (blood, DNA, cell lines, tissue) in compliance with CLIA and human subjects regulations under limited supervision.
Maintain patient cell lines and analyze them for defects using immunofluorescence microscopy, quantitative PCR, western blotting and other accepted scientific methods and techniques.
Work independently to perform copy number studies including array comparative genomic hybridization and quantitative PCR.
Work independently to sequence candidate genes for disorders using traditional Sanger sequencing as well as targeted capture and next generation sequencing.
Analyze sequence data for variants using basic software tools.
Stay up to date on research related to their projects by reading the literature and attending selected seminars.
Independently summarize research results in presentations for lab meetings as well as for use in public presentations and publications.
Ensure that supplies for the lab are stocked appropriately.
| Bachelor's degree in biology, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, neuroscience or an equivalent field and 1 year experience in a biology discipline OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. |
Demonstrated practical experience and proficiency in basic molecular biology procedures including: DNA isolation, spectrophotomoetry for measuring DNA concentration, PCR primer design, PCR amplification, gel electrophoresis, restriction enzyme digest, bacterial transformation, basic bioinformatics approaches PubMed, UCSC Genome Browser, Ensembl, etc.
Ability to work well in a team and present experimental results clearly using strong computer skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.
| Experience with tissue culture, copy number analysis (array CGH, qPCR), biochemistry methods (western blotting, immunoprecipitation), DNA sequencing with Sanger and next-generation methods, bioinformatics programming languages such as R, Perl and/or Python. |
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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 .
This position is required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of, and maintain confidentiality of patient privacy rights, employee information, Department of Pediatrics strategic plans and initiatives, financial information or other sensitive materials and information in printed, electronic or verbal form, which may jeopardize employee rights, the organization's operations or privacy of patients. This position will access and use the minimum necessary information to perform job responsibilities and duties and only for authorized purposes.
This position will work with clinical research involving human subjects within UW Medicine and therefore clinical Research Study Coordinator (RSC) training is required. The training requirement for this position includes UW Medicine-specific as well as general training. The training will need to be completed within 90 days of hire.