As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.The Department of Genome Sciences (GS) is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine and is comprised of 27 labs addressing leading edge questions in biology and medicine by developing and applying genetic, genomic and computational approaches taking advantage of genomic information now available for a host of species. GS is making major contributions in the application of genome science to understand the fundamentals of biology and to improve human health and wellbeing. Genome Sciences is a collaborative department supported by very different academic disciplines. We work with a multitude of Principal Investigators (PIs) in departments both on the UW campus as well as worldwide. The department has gone through significant expansion since its beginning in 2001 with annual grant awards of $44M in FY18. The department has 47 training, teaching, and research faculty. The Department of Genome Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 1.The Research Scientist 1 will support multiple projects in the lab to apply proteome and interactome technologies to gain increased insight on molecular function in cancer, heart failure, infectious diseases and other areas.The Research Scientist 1 (RSE 1) will be responsible day-to-day protein sample preparation, mass spectrometry operation and assist in data analysis. Responsibilities:Maintain prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell culture and perform standard microbial genetics techniques such as cloning and transformation. Carryout in vivo cross-linking applications, enzymatic digestions, sample fractionation, affinity enrichment and other sample preparation steps. Provide technical support on other projects as time permits. Hire, train, and supervise undergraduate student laboratory assistants. Perform routine analysis of data and assist with troubleshooting and daily quality control of data. Provide status reports to immediate supervisor. Assist with basic lab maintenance including ordering supplies, preparing cell culture media, shipping stocks and helping with chemical safety paperwork. Participate in research-related discussion during weekly lab meetings. Perform related duties as required. The position demands organization, commitment, the ability to work with others, the ability to maintain a laboratory notebook, and experience in laboratory protocols. Minimum Requirements:Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or related field. At least 3 months of experience, whether academic or professional, working with routine protein sample handling and purification techniques. Must be able to perform repetitive but delicate work with care and exact attention to procedural detail. Must be able to lift 30 pounds. Must be self-motivated with the ability to take initiative and work independently. Excellent communication skills. Meticulous record-keeping skills. Strong organizational abilities. Basic computational skills (MS Word, MS Excel). Knowledge of Google Docs desirable. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Desired:At least 12 months of experience, whether academic or professional, working with protein and proteome sample preparation, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry analysis.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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