1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 186078
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 01/05/2021 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for updates
Onsite work in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

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.

The Microbiology Department has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer - Assistant.  

Research in the Mitchell lab is focused on understanding basic principles that govern host-pathogen interactions that influence host immunity and pathogenesis. We are particularly interested in molecular innovations born from host-pathogen evolutionary arms races. We combine approaches from evolution, genetics, biochemistry, immunology and microbiology to decipher mechanisms that govern innate immune recognition and other host-pathogen interactions. We are looking for an entry level Research Scientist (RSE) to join our team.

Provides a full range of support to the lab, including but not limited to reagent and supply ordering, preparation, maintenance, and restocking, general upkeep of lab common areas and proper disposal of biohazardous waste, mammalian cell culture, and molecular biology (gene cloning and sequencing).
May also include animal (mouse) husbandry and work with pathogenic microbes.
Will also provide general support for ongoing research projects.

Bachelor's degree in biology or related field.
Minimum of zero to three months of job-related work experience.
Grasp of laboratory techniques and the fundamental principles of molecular biology and biochemistry.
Applicant should be highly motivated, organized, have the ability to follow protocols and document work.
Must be able to work both independently and collaboratively.

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

Prior research experience is highly desirable but not required.
Experience and/or interest in virology, bacteriology, host-pathogen interactions, infectious disease, innate immunity and/or evolution is desirable.
Candidates with experience with mouse handling and/or mammalian cell culture will be given preference.
A candidate with a strong interest in gaining experience (minimum 1 year, preference 2 years) prior to applying to graduate school in research or medicine is preferred.
We strongly encourage women, BIPOC and other historically underrepresented peoples, and individuals from non-traditional backgrounds to apply.

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.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso@uw.edu.


Posted: 2021-01-07 Expires: 2021-04-25

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