1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 172075
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 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 is administratively part of the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington and located at UW Medical Center. The mission of the Advanced Technology Lab is to make cutting-edge -omics technologies, including many developed by labs at the member institutions, broadly available to the Institutes research community. These technologies include scalable assays for single cell molecular profiling and functional profiling of genetic variants.

Position Purpose:
This Advanced Technology Lab position represents an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 2 to fill a unique scientist role at the nexus between functional genomics and medical genetics. We seek an individual with strong molecular and organizational skills to help build and perform a production protocol for a new single cell molecular profiling method.

This is a unique position that requires significant motivation to learn and understand new scientific methods. The Research Scientist along with senior lab members will be responsible for optimizing and building a data production pipeline for a single cell chromatin profiling method that will be new to the BATlab. 

Research Support:
  • Optimize and implement a single cell chromatin profiling method (65%):
  • Developing a production-scale SOP
  • Performing production-scale experiments
  • Lab meetings to keep up to date with new methods (5%)
  • Communicate with collaborators and management on progress (10%)
  • Sample and reagent tracking (10%)
  • Helping with RNA-seq experiments (10%)

    Minimum Requirements:
  • B.S. degree in molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics or related discipline.
  • 2+ years experience in functional genomics and/or experience in high-throughput functional genomic research.
  • Candidate should have outstanding academic and professional track record.
  • Candidate should be highly motivated to learn new molecular methods.
  • 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. 

    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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