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 Theriot laboratory is a fast paced, energetic, challenging work environment. We have an open position for a Research Scientist Assistant. Working collaboratively with the lab and Principal Investigator, this person will perform hands-on research determining the physical mechanisms underlying the movement of cells utilizing in vitro assays. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Passaging and manipulation (i.e. fixation, immunofluorescence staining, application of various drugs) of cell lines in tissue culturePassaging and manipulation of bacterial pathogensCollecting, analyzing, and interpreting microscopy dataWorking with custom image and analysis software to extract relevant information from microscopy imagesDeveloping and experimentally testing mathematical/physical models of cell biological forcesWorking on manuscripts and presentations describing the researchWorking collaboratively with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staffTraining of laboratory members in a variety of techniques as appropriateMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:Bachelors degree in physics, biochemistry or related field1-5 years research experience in cell biology or related fieldCell culture experienceExperience with image and data analysisFlexible work schedule as necessary to complete the research projectDESIRED:Significant experience with tissue cultureExperience with handling of pathogens and BSL2 practicesSignificant experience with fluorescence microscopyExperience using MATLAB and ImageJExperience with fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS) and FlowJoExperience with RNA and protein extraction from cell linesExperience with the presentation of scientific data and scientific writingExperience in mathematical/physical modelingApplication 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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