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 six consecutive years.The Van Gilst lab is looking for a Research Scientist specializing in biochemistry, genetics, and mass spectrometry to support research experiments identifying mechanisms that prevent and/or reverse the aging process. The majority of research models include the use of soil roundworms called, C. elegans, which have proven to be a powerful model for studying longevity. By understanding novel mechanisms of tissue regeneration and rejuvenation from the C. elegans, the lab believes this will yield novel insights into the aging process and stimulate the development of interventions that reverse the aging process in other species, including mammals. Additionally, this position will assist the Van Gilst Lab with research studies on understanding how hypoxia impacts reproduction and longevity. These studies are carried out in close collaboration with the Crowder Laboratory at UW.Located within the Mitochondria and Metabolism Center on the South Lake Union campus, the Van Gilst lab is part of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at the University of Washington. Research in the laboratory focuses on understanding mechanisms of aging and rejuvenation, and hypoxic injury in collaboration with our neighbor, the Crowder Lab. Our research model of choice is C. elegans, though we may occasionally carry out experiments in yeast or in mammalian models.Research Responsibilities (100%)The Research Scientist 1 will assist with research experiments involving the use of C. elegans, yeast, and/or mammalian models. This position will work under limited supervision and often in collaboration with other members of the lab.Responsible for routine maintenance and handling of C. elegans strainsAssist with performing molecular biology techniques such as DNA cloning and PCRAssist with biochemical purification of fatty acids and lipidsAssist with GC-MS and LC-MS mass spectrometryAssist in data analysis and present results to the PIMinimum Required QualificationsEducation: Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology or related fieldType and Years of Experience: 1 years' experience in a laboratory settingSpecific knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job satisfactorily include:Prior experience working in a health sciences or biochemistry laboratoryKnowledge and experience with laboratory practices and safety proceduresAbility to work with team as well as independently with general supervisionStrong ability to think scientifically and perform sound experimentsStrong ability to problem solve with attention to detail and creativityAbility to communicate effectively both written and verballyDemonstrated ability to use Microsoft suite of products, particularly, Word, Excel and Outlook;Some experience with data analysisProfessional presentation of materials, self and department in all matters.Ability to work as a member of a research team with a variety of personnel, including research collaborators, administrative staff and outside entitiesDesired QualificationsExperience with molecular biology and biochemistry research techniquesPrior experience working with C. elegans is beneficialApplication 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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