1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 173324
Job Location: Health Sciences Center
Posting Date: 10/18/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 

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 mission of the University of Washingtons Center for Research in Reproduction and Contraception (CRRC) is to understand the basic biology of the male reproductive system and to put this knowledge to use in solving clinical problems related to infertility and contraceptive development. The purpose of our research is to develop male contraceptives and treatments for male infertility.

The Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a part-time (60% FTE) Research Scientist/Engineer 1.

The Research Scientist 1 will support the research and development of male contraceptives, and the research and development of treatments for infertility. Research studies are performed and conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Stephanie Page, within the CRRC at the University of Washington Campus.

Major duties and responsibilities

The Research Scientists duties will be focused on generating data, using a variety of techniques that will support scientific investigation, publications and grant funding applications focused on the development of male contraception and potential methods for treating male infertility.

Major duties will include performing seminal fluid analysis using the World Health Organization (WHO) criteria and maintaining CLIA standards in this reporting. In addition, the individual may perform radioimmunoassays (RIA), enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISA), processing and interpretation of data processing blood and tissue samples, as well as reporting experimental results and laboratory progress at laboratory meetings. Other responsibilities include performing administrative duties such as purchasing, data entry, and filing, keeping careful and accurate laboratory records, maintaining laboratory equipment, performing quality control diagnostics to ensure that the lab maintains Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) standards for diagnostic testing of human samples.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


  • Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field and one years experience in a related area or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Principles of seminal fluid and analysis, principles of immunoassays, basic statistics, laboratory assay quality control, record keeping, experience with centrifuges, fluorimieters, in depth knowledge of immunoassays, experience in seminal fluid analysis using WHO criteria. Prior experience with basic molecular biology  and prior experience working in large team environment are strong assets.


    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 Workforce 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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