Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine (SOM) Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology become a single Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DLMP) on July 1, 2020. The DLMP employs ~ 130 faculty, 800 staff, 60 residents and fellows, and 50 post docs and graduate students, with an annual budget of over $200 million: ~ $141 million in the SOM and ~$65 million in UW Medicine. A regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for cutting edge patient care, research and educational programs, we combine the sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic institution in its delivery of clinical and anatomical pathology services. Recognized for excellence in clinical training, world-class research initiatives, and a commitment to community service, we serve the five state WWAMI region: WA, WY, AK, MT, and ID.
We offer over 30 graduate medical education programs, including 18 subspecialty clinical fellowships (ACGME & Non-ACGME), a residency program in clinical and anatomical pathology, a clinical research fellowship, a post sophomore fellowship, and 13 medical student clerkships. Our graduate programs provide innovative educational opportunities to developing medical practitioners and bio clinical researchers. The Molecular Medicine and Mechanisms of Disease (M3D) PhD Program trains students to use advances in basic sciences to solve problems relevant to human disease; and, to use insights from human disease processes to solve fundamental biological problems. The UW Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) is a dual degree MD/PhD program between the SOM and UW Research. The program trains scientists to develop a broad knowledge in medicine and the ability to productively investigate detailed mechanisms associated with human diseases.
Our operations are based at the University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Faculty members also serve at Seattle Children's Hospital, the Veteran’s Administration Puget Sound Healthcare System, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Our collaborative efforts have generated innovative, translational studies in the basic mechanisms of disease as they apply to diagnostic clinical and anatomical pathology. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service.
The CNS Stem Cell group headed by Dr. Jessica Young, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology and Dr. Suman Jayadev, Department of Neurology has an outstanding opportunity for a 1.0 FTE Research Scientist/Engineer 2. We are seeking a motivated individual to further the investigation of Alzheimer disease and other neurodegenerative syndromes using human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs). We are a collaborative, translational team identifying cell-type specific mechanisms of genetic risk to the development of AD.
RESPONSIBILITIES: This position will support Research activities including but not limited to: •Generation and maintenance of iPSC lines •Differentiation of iPSC into progenitor neural cells and neuron/glia. •Developing mutant and variant cell lines using CRISPR. •Developing reporter cell lines using CRISPR. •Defining and adapting neuronal and glial differentiation protocols for functional assays. •Assist in the training as supervision of students, postdoctoral fellows and other laboratory staff. •Contribute to the coordination of lab organization and function as needed: ordering supplies, maintaining and orderly lab environment.
Research Functions: This position requires performing laboratory research independently with supervision. The main techniques include cell culture (cell lines and pluripotent stem cells); neuronal and glial differentiations; molecular biology, gene editing with CRISPR/Cas9; Flow Cytometry and FACS, and basic cell biological techniques: immunostaining, western blotting, immunoprecipitations.
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences or related field and equivalent experience can be substituted for degree requirement. •Two years of relevant work experience
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Five to seven years of relevant work experience •Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Neurosciences or related field
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