1+ months


Harborview Medical Center
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 191772
Job Location: South Lake Union
Posting Date: 07/19/2021 
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. 

The University of Washington, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology is a broad and dynamic department that strives for a consistent level of high achievement in all of its activities. The Department offers full diagnostic services in all areas of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, is a top ranked research organization as measured by research awards from the National Institutes of Health and offers an array of specialized educational training programs.

The UW Medicine Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology brings together state-of-the-art technology and highly trained, world renowned personnel to provide comprehensive diagnostic and personalized service to physicians, community hospitals, independent laboratories, and other health care organizations. Our operations are based at the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center, South Lake Union, Northwest Hospital and the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Faculty members also serve at Seattle Children's Hospital, the Veterans Administration Puget Sound Healthcare System, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. These collaborative efforts have generated innovative, translational studies in the basic mechanisms of disease as they apply to diagnostic laboratory medicine and pathology.

The Heart Regeneration Program, a translational program within UW Medicine, is developing human embryonic stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes as a cell therapeutic. The program has an immediate opening for a 1.0 FTE Research Scientist Engineer 1. Under the general guidance of Senior Scientists, this position will be required to work independently to reach established milestones and goals. This position will also be expected to work collaboratively with fellow research personnel, and redirect efforts to achieve task/project objectives or enhance the quality of the project when necessary.

The typical job functions for this position will include:
Familiarity with basic laboratory procedures including aseptic technique
Culture and differentiation of pluripotent stem cells
Clonal isolation, expansion and banking of cell lines
Differentiation of pluripotent stem cells towards cardiomyocyte lineage
Large scale banking of cardiomyocytes derived from hPSCs
Quality control and analysis of undifferentiated and differentiated cell lines (karyotyping, Flow cytometry, PCR, Fluorescent micropsopy, Western blotting, etc.)
Assist with laboratory operations including ordering, and other key support as needed;
Document all experimental work in a well-organized lab notebook;
General lab maintenance;
Attend meetings as required;
Other duties as assigned


Bachelors degree in a life science related field
One to three years of relevant experiences
Excellent organizational and communication skills
Excellent writing skills
Command of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint programs
Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team

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

Hands-on experience with human ESC or iPSC culture and differentiation;

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

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.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

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.


Posted: 2021-06-16 Expires: 2021-08-20

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