1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 174569
Job Location: Health Sciences Center
Posting Date: 12/06/2019 
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 a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.  

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 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is involved with teaching, patient care, and research in the areas of normal and abnormal human reproduction: growth and development of the fetus, normal and complicated obstetrics, and surgical and medical diseases of the female reproductive system, including reproductive endocrinology and infertility, oncology, infectious disease, psychosocial problems, preventive health care, and ethics. The department also provides primary and preventive health care for women.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer Assistant.

Under the direct supervision of the Research Scientist Engineer 4, the Research Scientist/Engineer Assistant occupying this position will conduct research and evaluate the molecular genetics of ovarian cancer.

Specific duties & responsibilities:
  • Obtain tissue bank specimens during surgeries; interact with nurses, surgeons, and other medical professionals
  • Process and organize specimens; extract and purify nucleic acids from blood and tissue
  • Perform a variety of assays to identify molecular changes in ovarian cancer, such as PCR, nucleic acid purification, methylation assays, and other molecular protocols
  • Frozen tissue sectioning, staining (H&E, IHC) and laser-capture microdissection
  • Assist in day-to-day laboratory upkeep by maintaining laboratory equipment and supplies
  • Enter data and maintain lab databases
  • Analyze data results and develop rational explanations
  • Troubleshoot difficulties with assays
  • Perform related duties as required
  • Keep careful and accurate laboratory records

    Minimum Requirements: 
  • Bachelor's degree in a biological science and at least three months of laboratory research experience; or equivalent education and experience.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload; use efficient workflow process
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Skilled with Microsoft Office environment

    At least 1 year of laboratory research experience.

    Conditions of Employment:
  • This position requires some flexibility in scheduling work to accommodate experiments with fixed-time courses.

    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: 2019-12-06 Expires: 2020-02-03

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