1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 172076
Job Location: Health Sciences Center,  Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 11/04/2019 
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.

Please note that this position has been reposted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.  

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 new Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 2 position at the intersection of cutting edge technology development and medicine. The institute bridges the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Childrens Hospital. The Advanced Technology Lab (BAT-lab) is a new entity within this new institute, and will be administratively located within the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. The mission of the Advanced Technology Lab  will be to make cutting-edge -omics technologies, including many developed by labs at the member institutions, broadly available to the Institutes research community.

Position purpose:
We seek an individual with strong cellular biology skills for the Advanced Technology Lab at the Brotman Baty Institute. The scientist will be responsible for:
1) Developing and implementing protocols to prepare nuclei suspensions for single cell RNA and chromatin profiling from a diverse set of human and model organism tissues.
2) Consulting with collaborating labs in the community on best-practices nuclei preps.

The Department of Genome Sciences (GS) is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine and is comprised of 27 labs addressing leading edge questions in biology and medicine by developing and applying genetic, genomic 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.


Scientific Operations (80%):
  • Optimize and implement protocols to prepare single nuclei suspensions from human tissue

    Collaboration (10%):
  • Meet with collaborators to learn and incorporate best practices for single nuclei preps
  • Attend lab meetings

    Project Management: (10%)
  • Keep BATlab project management tools up to date to integrate with production schedule

    Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelors degree in molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics or related discipline, or equivalent experience.
  • 2 years of professional or academic experience in cell biology or pathology.
  • Experience handling surgical specimens.
  • Candidate should have outstanding academic and professional track record.
  • Candidate should be an innovative and analytical thinker with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Must be highly disciplined and organized.
  • Successful candidate will be highly self-motivated and enthusiastic about taking a hands-on approach to collaborative scientific discovery efforts.

    Desired Requirements:
  • 3+ years experience in cell biology or pathology 

    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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