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RESEARCH SCIENTIST 4
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
 
 
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Date Posted 04/08/2022
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

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 Murry lab and Heart Regeneration Program is seeking a fully competent professional, independent researcher level 4 individual. As a member for both the academic and HRP teams, this position will work independently and collaboratively with the lab members.  The scope of work including personnel management, histological support for the lab and HRP, perform sequencing data analysis, and mentoring and advising the junior research scientists and the trainees in the lab.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Oversees general operations of the lab and projects in the lab;
• Proactive member of the lab to prevent and identify potential problems;
• Mentor to postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduate students  on their studies, including histology, cellular and molecular biology, and bioinformatics;
• Perform bioinformatics analysis on high-throughput sequencing data;
• Mentor junior research scientists and the trainees;
• Lead responsibility for the laboratory’s histology and microscopy operations;
• Training and assisting lab personnel in immunostaining and microscopic examination of cells and tissues using established protocols;
• Development of new immunostaining protocols as needs evolve;
• Maintenance an up-to-date database of antibodies and staining protocols;
• Hiring and managing student helpers in the Murry lab;
• Chemical Hygiene Officer in the lab;
• Manage EH&S requirements and guidelines for the lab;
• Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
• Master’s Degree in Cellular Molecular Biology or other related field with 3 years of lab experience;

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
• Excellent oral and written organizational and communication skills;
• Ability to work independently and collegially within diverse groups with a large academic enterprise
• Ability to work limited hours during evenings or weekends on rare occasions
• Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate judgement in handling sensitive information
• Experience with high throughput sequencing data analysis;
• Expertise knowledge in the field of heart regeneration;
• Expertise with immunostaining and microscopy;
• Experience with single cell and bulk RNA sequencing data analysis;

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

DESIRED EXPERIENCE:
• Ph.D in Cell Biology or related field with 5+ years of research related experience;
• At least 7 years of experience with human ESCs and iPSCs;
• At least 7 years of experience generating cardiomyocytes from human ESCs and iPSCs;
• Expertise in cardiomyocyte maturation;
• Expertise with immunostaining staining and excellent trouble shooting skills;
• Two to 3 years of experience in sequencing data analysis;

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.


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