1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 174377
Posting Date: 11/25/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. 
For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for six consecutive years.

The Gerner Lab in the Department of Immunology at the UW School of Medicine has an excellent opportunity for a Research Scientist 2 (RS2).

Research in the Gerner lab investigates the development of immune responses to vaccination, infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis, or during cancer development using mouse models. The lab uses various advanced microscopy techniques, such as multi-parameter confocal imaging and intravital 2-photon microscopy to investigate these processes directly in vivo. Together with other lab members, the RS2 will work on various aspects of the imaging pipeline to investigate how cellular positioning in tissues influences immune responses in diverse immunological settings. The RS2 will also work on implementing new imaging and staining approaches to better characterize different analytes of interest. Additional opportunities lie in development of image informatics tools to better understand complex patterns of cellular positioning. Together, this will advance biomedical technology development and promote a better understanding of immune response in diverse inflammatory settings directly in vivo.



  • Perform various aspects of tissue preparation and confocal imaging (organ isolation, tissue sectioning, staining, confocal imaging).
  • Panel testing and development (test and validate various antibody staining panels, as well as test different fluorophores for confocal imaging).
  • Integrate published methods for highly multiplexed imaging and in situ analysis of gene expression.
  • Use established computational pipelines to analyze image data.
  • Use statistical approaches to perform sample analysis
  • Help other lab members with experiments related to the central project

    Data Analysis/Reporting, Data Presentation, and Scientific Manuscript Writing:
  • Incumbent will regularly present their findings in lab meetings and assist with preparation of presentations for professional conferences.
  • Incumbent will also assist lab members with publishing findings for peer-reviewed journals.

    The RS2 will receive instruction on specific project objectives and responsibilities and will have regular oversight from the PI as well as other team members. The RS2 may also help train and monitor the work of junior staff using the developed tools and will interact in a collaborative manner with other teams to accomplish overarching goals.

  • Bachelors in Molecular Cellular Biology, Immunology, Cancer Biology, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, or related field.
  • At least two years of relevant experience, ideally with histology, microscopy, or bioinformatics. Relevant experience gained while in graduate school is acceptable.

  • Masters degree or higher in Molecular Cellular Biology, Immunology, Cancer Biology, Microbiology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, or related field.

    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-02

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