The Department of Genome Sciences (GS) is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine and is comprised of 30 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 wellbeing. Genome Sciences is a collaborative department supported by very different academic disciplines. The department has gone through significant expansion since its beginning in 2001 with annual grant awards of $57M for FY20.
The Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Postdoctoral Scholar. They develop and apply cutting-edge proteomics analyses to interrogate dynamic cellular systems using high-throughput mass spectrometry based analytical approaches. The successful candidate will develop projects, carry out experiments, examine large datasets, and present their work at national and international meetings. The anticipated start date will be December 1, 2020 to January 4, 2021.
The Postdoctoral Scholar will lead multiple projects in the lab to improve and apply high-throughput proteomics to understand complex biological systems in a mass spectrometry lab.
Dimensions and Impact to the University
This Postdoctoral Scholar will work in a cutting-edge mass spectrometry laboratory whose work impacts other researchers worldwide. The research conducted will be reflected in even greater funding opportunities and enhancement of the reputation of the University as a biomedical research powerhouse.
Develop, design, and implement new proteomic methods towards understanding cellular signaling and intercellular interactions
Actively prepare, write, and publish papers on your work.
Present findings at departmental, institutional, national, and international meetings.
Participate in research-related discussion during weekly lab meetings.
Analyze peptides and proteins using mass spectrometers.
Run and maintain high-end mass spectrometers.
Perform sample preparation and isobaric sample barcoding for quantitative proteomics.
Maintain prokaryotic/eukaryotic cell cultures and perform cell biological, genetic, and biochemical experiments.
Maintain data, scripts, and software for publication and presentation.
Execute data analysis using internal/external software (e.g. Web apps, Linux, Windows).
Train and supervise research scientists, undergraduate and graduate students.
Advise and collaborate with other members of the lab on related projects.
Accurate record keeping and version control of all aspects of lab experiments.
Position Complexities The position demands organization, commitment, the ability to work with others, the ability to maintain a laboratory notebook, and experience in laboratory protocols.
Postdoctoral scholars at the University of Washington are exclusively represented by the International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW), AFL-CIO Local 4121 for purposes of wages, hours, and working conditions. Please be advised that any and all agreements between UW and UAW may result in adjustments effective during your appointment including, among other things, a change in the title of your appointment. The University maintains individual personnel files and you may access your personnel file in accordance with the provisions in the personnel files article of the collective bargaining agreement.
Postdoctoral scholars are represented by UAW 4121 and are subject to the collective bargaining agreement, unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information, please visit the University of Washington Labor Relations website.
Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology or related field.
At least 2 years of experience in proteomics, proteomics sample preparation (e.g. HPLC separations), mass spectrometry technical development, or related work.
Must be able to perform repetitive but delicate work with care and exact attention to procedural detail.
Must be self-motivated with the ability to take initiative and work independently.
Excellent communication and presentation skills and meticulous record-keeping skills.
Strong organizational abilities.
Basic computational skills (MS Word, MS Excel, Adobe Illustrator).
Experience with a programming or scripting language (e.g. R, Python, C#, C++, etc.).
Experience independently running a mass spectrometer.
Experience with Orbitrap mass spectrometers.
Please apply to this position through Interfolio. Please upload a CV, 2 letters of recommendation and a personal statement.
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