1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 172073
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 09/18/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education 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 four consecutive years.

The Department of Genome Sciences (GS) is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine (UW SoM) and is comprised of 27 labs addressing leading edge questions in biology and medicine by developing and applying genetic, genomic, proteomic 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. We work with a multitude of Program Investigators (PIs) in departments both on the UW campus as well as worldwide. The department has gone through significant expansion since its beginning in 2001 with annual grant awards of $56M in FY19. The department has 47 training, teaching, and research faculty.

The Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Assistant. He/she will collaborate with the Investigator, postdoctoral fellows, staff researchers and students to develop and apply cutting-edge proteomics analyses to interrogate cellular function in high throughput using mass spectrometry based analytical approaches capable of measuring thousands of proteins in parallel. Example applications include research projects related to the fields of aging research, Alzheimers disease, drug development (in collaboration with pharma and biotech companies), personalized medicine and more. The successful candidate will focus on the development of robust sample preparation and data acquisition techniques and will work as part of a team to develop methods to acquire large-scale proteomics data of higher quality.

Position Purpose:
  • The Research Scientist Assistant will collaborate with a research staff to assist with the high throughput processing of proteomic samples in a mass spectrometry lab.

  • Under the supervision of Research Scientists, the Research Scientist Assistant will aid with biochemical sample preparation and analysis of high-throughput proteomic samples. (95%)

    Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Preparation of chemical solutions
  • Lysis of sample tissues and fluids
  • Measurement of protein concentration of protein samples
  • In-solution and in-gel digestions of protein samples
  • Separation of peptides via nano-flow liquid chromatography
  • Analysis of peptides using mass spectrometers
  • Data analysis using lab software (Linux and Windows)
  • Accurate record keeping of all aspects of lab experiments (5%)
  • Meticulous pipetting skills will be required for this position

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in biological science or related field or equivalent in education and experience
  • 1 3 months experience in a biology or chemistry laboratory environment

    Desired Requirements:
  • Prior experience in a lab environment especially working with liquid chromatography systems, protein samples and mass spectrometers

    Working Conditions:
  • Occasionally lifts and/or carries objects weighing up to 20 pounds.
  • Occasionally stoops and bends.
  • Occasionally reaches and grasps with arms and hands.

    Application Process:
    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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