Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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 five consecutive years. The Division of Medical Genetics has an exciting job opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 3 with an interest in developmental and degenerative neurogenetics. We study both single gene and complex disorders. The work involves discovery of disease-causing genes/variants, and functional analyses in various biological models, including cell lines, transgenic mice, and induced pluripotent stem cells (iPCS).The applicant should be a highly motivated individual interested in learning/applying skills and techniques in this fast-moving field. The Research Scientist is expected to work collaboratively with a highly interactive group including the PI, faculty colleagues, research personnel and postdoctoral fellows.Duties:Design and conduct experiments with minimal supervisionProcess data and analyze resultsTrain and supervise other staff members in new techniquesPresent ongoing work and findings at lab meetingsParticipate in preparation of manuscripts for publicationContribute to generation of proposals for fundingPerform related duties as requiredAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS: Master's Degree in a biological science, with 2-3 years of experience required.Additional Requirements:Expertise in genetics, molecular and cell biology, and mouse models. Advanced experience with tissue fixation, sectioning, immunostaining, and light, fluorescence and confocal microscopy is required. Other basic lab procedures are PCR-based and next-generation sequence analysis and real-time PCR, DNA cloning and mutagenesis, cell culture, functional assays, and western blot analyses.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIREDExperience with iPSC, organotypic slice culture, RNA-seq/transcriptomics, CRISPR or proteomics is highly desired but not required. Doctorate degree and fellowship training would also be highly desired. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT This position requires some flexibility of work schedule to accommodate experiments with fixed-time courses. 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 Workforce 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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