Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The University of Washington, Department of Pathology is a broad and dynamic department that strives for a consistent level of high achievement in all of its activities. The Department offers full diagnostic services in all areas of Pathology, is a top ranked research organization as measured by research awards from the National Institutes of Health, and offers an array of specialized educational training programs.
UW Medicine Pathology brings together state-of-the-art technology and highly trained, world renowned personnel to provide comprehensive diagnostic and personalized service to physicians, community hospitals, independent laboratories, and other health care organizations. Our operations are based at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, South Lake Union, Northwest Hospital and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Pathology faculty members also serve at Seattle Children's Hospital, the Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound Healthcare System, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. These collaborative efforts have generated innovative, translational studies in the basic mechanisms of disease as they apply to diagnostic pathology.
The Department of Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a full time Research Scientist/Engineer 1.
This position will be engaged in neuropathology, virology, and experimental research of neurodegenerative diseases. The specific focus is on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), aging and Herpes simplex virus (HSV). They will perform studies to measure neuropathologic and neurologic changes in human autopsy tissue and in animal models of AD and HSV infection.
Direct maintenance of mouse colony experiments, breeding and genotyping
Design, perform and manage mouse studies
Process human and mouse tissues and perform immune and RNA assays
Read literature related to research projects- offer analysis and recommendations
Generate periodic reports of work, including contribution to progress reports and publications
Computing and analysis – PowerPoint, Excel, Word, GraphPad
Independently evaluate, select and apply scientific procedures and techniques to projects
Communication and Teambuilding:
Communicate clearly, directly and on a timely basis
Form productive working relationships with co-workers
Open to receiving feedback and making constructive changes as a result
Open to receiving direction and asks for assistance when needed
Demonstrate a courteous, respectful, professional attitude and behavior at all times
Support the mentoring of residents, medical students, and fellows in the lab
Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Virology, Neuroscience, or related field, can substitute equivalent experience
One to three years' experience
Strong molecular biology skills
Experience with mouse handling
Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skill
Ability to manage diverse tasks
Good attention to detail
Team player with high degree of integrity.
Good computer skills
Knowledge of statistics
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