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The Department of Biochemistry at the University of Washington has contributed to many phases of research. Initially recognized for incisive studies of the structure and function of proteins, and the mechanisms of enzyme action, the department branched out into a multitude of other areas. These included: developmental biology of flies, fish, frogs, and mice; molecular mechanisms of aging in yeast and mammals; vertebrate visual and immune responses; chromosome dynamics, cell division, DNA replication and repair; energy transduction during photosynthesis; protein secretion and membrane fusion; translational control and regulated protein degradation; protein structure determination by crystallography and NMR spectroscopy; and protein structure prediction and enzyme design. Our diversity of interests guarantees a rich intellectual and educational environment.
The Department of Biochemistry has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer - Assistant.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Conduct Biochemistry Research in Regenerative Medicine. Responsibilities include: research approach methodology development, performing cell culture and molecular biology experiments, collecting and analyzing protein preps, confocal, QPCR, sequencing, Western and other data. Performing molecular and genetic analysis, generating and isolating CRISPR-based genetic alterations in iPSC and other cells. Using protein SEC and other machinery to purify and analyze proteins. Making sure the laboratory machinery is functional. Organizing the laboratory procedures. Presentation research results.
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry + less than 3 months of experience in related field •Experience in molecular biology, cell culture, protein biochemistry and virus preparations.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and verbal communication, experience with Microsoft Office and/or R Studio and MatLab.
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