1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 166093
Job Location: South Lake Union
Posting Date: 03/29/2019 
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 five consecutive years. 

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist/Engineer 1.

Working under the direction of the principal investigator, the Research Scientist 1 will assist in extramurally funded research with the goal of identifying key elements of the innate immune response to lung infections using animal models of disease and in vitro studies.

Duties include:

  • Conduct of laboratory experiments and maintenance of laboratory materials and data
  • Handling and dissection of mice 
  • Maintenance of cells in tissue culture  
  • Collection of DNA, RNA and protein for down-stream analysis including Western blots, ELISAs, RT-PCR, FACS
  • Maintenance of complete laboratory records using exacting regulatory methods
  • Complex data set analysis and integration using spreadsheet, statistical, and graphical software   
  • Development and testing of new laboratory methods to meet changing needs   
  • Maintenance and preparation of laboratory supplies; data acquisition and management.   

    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 Biology or related field with at least 3 months and up to 1 year of experience in a research laboratory.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Experience with tissue culture/sterile technique and general molecular immunology methods
  • Proficiency with desktop computers including spreadsheet, statistical, and graphical software
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to manage diverse tasks, flexibility in work hours, and a commitment to excellence. 
  • Must be comfortable working with animals.

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


  • Experience performing immunoassays, working with DNA, RNA.


    The candidate will be expected to perform meticulous laboratory procedures involving animals.

    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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