Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Division of Cardiology is a large, complex Division in the Department of Medicine with over 100 faculty, 31 fellows and over 100 professional, classified and hourly employees spread across 6 campuses: UW-Montlake, Harborview Medical Center, UW-Northwest, Edmonds Cardiology Clinic, VA Puget Sound Hospital and UW South Lake Union.
The Division of Cardiology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time (1.0 FTE) Research Scientist/Engineer 3 .
Elucidate the role of smooth muscle transforming growth factor beta signaling in aortic disease.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
After contributing to designing and planning, lead the execution of experiments that investigate the role of transforming growth factor beta signaling in smooth muscle cells in the development of aortic aneurysms. Experiments will involve generation of mice with multiple transgenes.
Help design breeding schemes, plan experimental manipulations of the mice, time the harvests, and select methods for harvesting and processing tissues. The mice will be harvested and analyzed according to protocols that are either developed by the employee or adapted by the employee from existing laboratory protocols.
Analytic methods will include tissue microdissection, tissue preparation for histologic analysis or single-cell analysis (e.g., by flow cytometry), fluorescence microscopy, laser-capture microdissection, bulk RNA sequencing, single-cell RNA sequencing or other approaches identified by the team.
Help develop in vitro experimental systems to test hypotheses that emerge from the in vivo studies. In vitro techniques may include co-immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, as well as flow cytometry and mass spectrometry (performed by others in specialized core facilities).
Interact productively with collaborating scientists who have complementary expertise.
Act as the lead scientist in the laboratory in the context of these collaborations and interact with collaborators largely independently of the Principal Investigator.
Help supervise students in the laboratory.
Perform statistical analysis of experimental data, using computer software.
Prepare publication-quality figures and tables for manuscripts and presentations; help draft text for manuscripts and grant applications.
Contribute to laboratory management tasks, along with others in the group.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Bachelors Degree in Biological Science plus a minimum of 3 years' work experience
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
Specific knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job satisfactorily include: Knowledge of molecular biology and biochemistry techniques including protein and nucleic acid extraction and analysis. Ability to identify proper experimental controls and include them in experiments. Ability to interact productively with colleagues in other disciplines. Ability to take initiative to read relevant literature and suggest new experimental approaches as well as modifications of existing approaches. Ability to train and supervise students. Meticulous record keeping, including laboratory notebook maintenance and data entry into computerized data bases. Ability to prepare drafts of figures and tables for oral presentations and manuscripts and to present research in an organized and critical manner.
Experience generating complex transgenic mice and analyzing their phenotypes with techniques including flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, histology, and both protein and RNA analyses. Familiar with basic bioinformatics tools such as those used to identify differentially expressed genes or perform pathway analyses. Experience performing protein analyses in cultured cells including immunoblotting. Knowledge of transforming growth factor beta signaling pathway and experience measuring it in tissues and cultured cells. Experience with wire myography. Ability to write drafts of portions of manuscripts and grant applications. Ability and willingness to provide constructive input on other projects in the laboratory.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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