Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Genome Sciences (GS) is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine (UW SoM) 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 well-being.
Genome Sciences is a collaborative department supported by very different academic disciplines. We work with a multitude of Program 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. The department has 47 training, teaching, and research faculty.
We currently have an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 1. This individual will work in a team effort to develop and apply new technology to assess the effect of non-coding sequences on gene expression. The candidate will perform different tasks according to project needs but will have the chance to work on their own project if motivation and efficiency are shown in their work.
Job duties include:
•Perform standard biochemistry techniques such as western blotting and immunoprecipitation •Perform standard cell biology techniques and growth of bacterial cultures and yeast cultures •Perform standard molecular biology techniques such as PCR •Perform routine analysis of data and assist with trouble shooting and daily quality control of data •Basic laboratory skills, including the ability to keep detailed records of procedures performed •Provide status reports to the Principal Investigator on status of projects •Basic lab maintenance •Very strong organizational abilities and experience in team focused work environment •Attention to procedural detail and meticulous record-keeping is required •Perform related duties as required.
Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology, Life Sciences or related field.
One to three months' experience using molecular biology, biochemistry, or cell biology techniques.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Molecular Biology or Biochemistry professional experience.
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