Research Scientist Engineer 3

University of Washington Shoreline, WA
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The Department of Pathology currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 3 (RSE-3). Working under the oversight of the principal investigator, this position will perform laboratory experiments, data analysis, laboratory administration and planning.

This position requires performing laboratory research work independently with limited supervision. Willingness to learn new techniques, develop protocols, flexibility and multitasking based on priorities, and efficient interaction with other members of the lab and other labs or collaborators are expected. Supervising and training of other lab staff will be a component of this position as well.

The main techniques involved include cell culture, transfection, molecular biology techniques, cytospin preparation, immunostaining, magnetic bead separation, flow cytometry, morphometry and histology (light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy). We work with human and animal tissues and fluids.

Laboratory Operations:

Being very organized, focused and attentive to assigned tasks.

Coordinating lab organization and functions such as ordering supplies and

Scheduling research activities, maintaining an orderly laboratory environment to assure

Safety, cleanliness, efficiency, and compliance with guiding regulations

Attending in weekly lab meetings and presenting reports


Performing literature searches, maintaining a literature database

Maintaining accurate and logical records of scientific data

Assisting in preparation of laboratory reports, data analyses, manuscripts, and poster presentations

Assisting in preparation of grants, IRB applications, research brochures, etc.

Assist the PI in manuscript/scientific writing and Presentation preparation; contribute to the writing of extramural grants

Research Support:

Cell culture techniques; including transfection, molecular biology techniques, cytospin preparation, immunostaining, magnetic bead separation, flow cytometry, morphometry and histology (light, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy).

Designing primers, PCR, qPCR, Western blot, etc.

Approaching and consenting research subjects

Help in training new lab technicians and students

Minimum Requirements:

Master's degree in biology or related field; And two to four years of relevant experience. Candidates should have experience and knowledge in cell culture, transfection, molecular biology (designing primers, PCR, qPCR, Western blot, etc.), immunostaining, light and immunofluorescence microscopy, confocal microscopy, basic statistics, Microsoft Excel, Word and Access, and Adobe Photoshop.


PhD biology or related field

Experience in cytospin preparartion, magnetic bead cell separation, morphometry, electron microscopy, live cell imaging, 3D reconstruction, flow cytometric techniques and analyses.

Appointment of the successful candidate to this position may be made contingent upon a satisfactory outcome of a criminal conviction history check .

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, Criminal Conviction History, 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.

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