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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 and investigative pathology.
The Cimino lab in the Department of Pathology is seeking a full-time Research Scientist / Engineer 2. The Cimino lab integrates human molecular genetics, molecular biology, and mouse models to study the pathogenesis of brain tumors, primarily glioblastoma.
The successful applicant will be responsible for laboratory operations and experimental data generation, including small animal work. Laboratory managerial duties include ordering and stocking supplies, as well as ensuring compliance with environmental health and safety guidelines and regulations. The scientist will maintain accurate and logical records of scientific data, assist in analysis, present data at lab meetings, and assist with manuscript and grant preparation. The successful applicant will provide research support by independently performing or assisting with experiments related to cancer biology using techniques in molecular biology, cell culture and cell-based assays, and animal work. Animal work will include husbandry, genotyping, and tumor cell injections to establish brain tumors. Assisting in training new personnel is also expected.
This position has operational access to patient health information and clinical materials including pathology specimens, and for these activities must adhere to the covered entity HIPPA Privacy and CLIA rules and has 'dotted line' reporting to the CLIA certificate holders and applicable clinical laboratory management staff.
Bachelor's Degree with coursework in chemistry, biology, and other biological sciences.
Two years or more of bench research experience
Ability to work flexible hours based on experimental needs.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience with any or all of the following techniques: DNA cloning, real-time PCR, DNA sequencing, cell culture, immunohistochemistry, and Western blotting.
Having a background in cancer research and/or mouse models preferred.
Additional desired traits include strong organization skills, great team player, willing to work with others, the ability to work efficiently and independently, excellent communication skills, motivation to learn, and enthusiasm about research.
Conditions of Employment:
Critical timed experiments and tissue collection are essential to research success, as such, this position may occasionally require work after-hours, weekends, and or outside normal business hours.
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