Research Scientist/Engineer 2 (Full-Time)
RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER 2 (FULL TIME) Required #: 103487Department: LABORATORY MEDICINEJob Location: UW Medical CenterPosting Date: 12/09/2013 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary commensurate with education and background Shift: first Shift - Days - hours may vary The Department of Laboratory Medicine serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department now employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally- and medically- vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be 1 of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty. TheDepartment of Laboratory Medicine has an opportunity for a full time Research Scientist / Engineer 2 primarily focused on methods development for clinical sequencing assays. The selected applicant will perform analysis and development work in a state-of-the art clinical laboratory, working closely with clinical faculty and staff. We are looking for applicants with molecular biology skills and background in high-throughput sequencing techniques. Depending on the applicants skill and education, this position will perform some combination of the following activities: Developing, evaluating and performing next-generation sequencing methods for research and clinical assays using the following techniques: shotgun library preparation, Illumina sequencing, PCR, DNA extraction and other standard molecular biology assays. Documenting laboratory workflows and standard operating procedures. Managing sample intake, processing, tracking and reporting of multiple research projects, and assuring the quality and timeliness of results. Maintaining laboratory instrumentation (e.g. thermocyclers, robotics and sequencing equipment) and laboratory supply inventories. Serving as a technical resource for other laboratory staff. Participating in weekly research meetings and other collaborative activities.This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy great benefits and work/life programs. For detailed details on Benefits for this position,click here.QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelors degree in Biology, Genetics, Medical Technology or other Life Sciences, with at least 2 years of genetics or molecular biology laboratory background. Comprehensive understanding of molecular biology concepts and next-generation sequencing principles. Excellent spoken and written correspondence and documentation skills.DESIRED: Masters degree in Biology, Genetics, Medical Technology or other Life SciencesBackground in development of robotics automation and/or Laboratory Info Systems (LIMS). Understanding of the principles of genetics and clinical molecular diagnostics. Familiarity with standard bioinformatics tools and databases.Condition of Employment: Visual verification of small print (as small as font size 6) between 2 to three references (labels, list, and requisitions) is required on a continual basis. Color vision and depth perception are required. Will work with biohazards, including blood and other body fluids. Potential for exposure to bloodborne pathogens through needlestick or biohazard spill. May be required to stand for periods of at least 2 hrs at a time. Constant walking back and forth to equipment and benches is required. Workspace and aisles are narrow, 30-40ins. Maintenance of some equipment requires bending or kneeling on the floor. May be required to reach up to 70 ins. May be required to lift up to ten pounds. Coordinated motor skills are necessary to perform tests and safely operate laboratory equipment. Work may involve ultraviolet light, high voltage electrophoresis, vibration and some use of toxic or hazardous chemicals. The lab may be warm and crowded at times. UWMC employee with work site at the UW Medical CenterIt may be necessary to work in other Department of Laboratory Medicine locations in order to meet patient service qualifications, i.e. HMC, CHRMC, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCCA and UWMC-Roosevelt. The University of Washington is a leader inenvironmental 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-XXXX / 206-543-XXXX (tty) XXXX@uw.edu.
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December 19 2013 on JobDiagnosis