Job Opening: RESEARCH SCIENTIST 1

Company
University of Washington
Location
Seattle, WA
Posted on
March 19, 2022

Req #: 204470

Department: DEPARTMENT OF LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY

Posting Date: 06/07/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education.

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. (https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-professional-staff-librarians-academi-staff-20210208.pdf) Please note that this position has been re-posted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.

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 Promislow lab at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA is seeking qualified full time Research Scientist/Engineer 1 to work in a Drosophila genetics lab. The Promislow lab uses a variety of approaches, including quantitative genetics, molecular genetics, systems biology, behavior, demography, and physiology, all with a view to better understanding the biology of aging. Our goal is to understand the molecular determinants of sex differences in aging by using the fruit fly as a model system. To this end, we seek a new member of our team to assist with behavior, genetic and metabolomic studies in a genetically variable population of fruit flies. We are seeking someone with a strong background in biology and genetics, including routine skills in molecular biology and quantitative analysis. Experience with Drosophila would be ideal. Strong organizational skills are an important asset. RESPONSIBILITIES: The Research Scientist/Engineer 1 will: • Isolate DNA and metabolite samples from flies • Carry out behavioral and demographic assays • Establish a robust and standardized pipeline for the above steps, including an efficient and well-organized workflow for numerous samples • Handle fly cultures, including media preparation • Assist in lab safety preparedness and compliance • Assist in lab supply purchasing • Contribute to regular meetings and one-on-one discussions about project design and progress MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in biology or a related discipline and one year of research experience in a biology lab. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Other required qualifications include: • Practical understanding of the principles of genetics and genetic regulation • Very strong organizational skills. • Ability to learn and integrate new analysis methods. • Excellent oral and written communication skills. • Ability and enthusiasm for working independently, and also collaboratively as part of a team DESIRED EXPERIENCE: • Drosophila experience • Practical understanding of the biology of aging • Statistical coding experience with R 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.

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

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