1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 172935
Department: PEDIATRICS
Posting Date: 01/21/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications 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.

The UW Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to improving the health of all children by educating physicians of the future, advancing research, advocating for children and providing the nation's best pediatric clinical care.  We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine has an exciting opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 2 in the Eldredge Lab. 

The Eldredge lab is dedicated to improving care for infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a devastating lung disease acquired by babies who are born prematurely.  Under the direction of Laurie Eldredge, MD, PhD, the Research Scientist/Engineer will contribute to novel translational research in pulmonary immunology, which may inform development of future treatments for infants with BPD.  Dr. Eldredge is also committed to providing career mentorship for the Research Scientist/Engineer.

The Research Scientist/Engineer will be responsible for the coordination of translational research program activities, which include both a mouse model of BPD and complementary analyses of human immune cells.

Primary job responsibilities include but are not limited to:


  • Generate, organize, and interpret primary data.
  • Conduct literature searches and read literature applicable to research area.
  • Implementation of new research techniques.
  • Co-authorship of manuscripts.
  • Present data at lab meetings (and regional/international meetings, if desired).
  • The Research Scientist/Engineer will also learn skills that translate across multiple fields of biology in preparation for a future career in science and/or medicine.


    Clinical research:
  • Working with clinical research coordinators to organize sample collection.
  • Database entry for clinical specimens.
  • Analysis of immune cells by flow cytometry/FACS.
  • Preparation of samples for RNA Sequencing in collaboration with BRI Genomics Core.
  • Establishment and maintenance of primary airway epithelial cell cultures.

    Basic research:
  • Murine model of BPD hyperoxia-induced lung injury.
  • Genotyping mice: candidate must have experience in PCR and DNA electrophoresis.
  • Clinical monitoring of mice in studies.
  • Dissection of mice for histological and immune cell analyses.
  • Quantitative Real Time RT-PCR.
  • Multicolor flow cytometry/FACS to identify and isolate immune cells.
  • Primary airway/alveolar epithelial cell cultures.
  • Preparing laboratory reagents for experiments.
  • Satisfy all requirements for participation in animal research and to maintain animal research records as regulated.

    Bachelor's degree in Biology or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. 2-3 years of relevant work experience. Solid communication skills. Willingness to work with mice and to regularly learn new experimental procedures.  Some exposure to basic immunology, cell and molecular biology, and genetics.  Willingness to work occasional weekends due to logistics of mouse experiments.

    Additional research experience, including M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Previous experience with multi-color flow cytometry. Interest in medicine/pediatrics/immunology/biotechnology.

    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: 2020-02-20

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