The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s 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, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
The Department of Genome Sciences is comprised of 27 labs addressing leading edge questions in biology and medicine by developing and applying genetic, genomic and computational approaches taking advantage of genomic information now available for a host of species. The Department of Genome Sciences is making major contributions in the application of genome science to understand the fundamentals of biology and to improve human health and well-being.
Genome Sciences is a collaborative department supported by very different academic disciplines. We work with a multitude of Program Investigators (PIs) in departments both on the UW campus as well as worldwide. The department has gone through significant expansion since its beginning in 2001 with annual grant expenditures doubling between FY08 and FY10 and federal awarding in FY10 of $44M. The department has 41 core training, teaching, and research faculty.
The Northwest Genomics Center (NWGC) in the Department of Genome Science is involved in various research programs that require the processing of over thousands of samples per year, and has a focus on the identification of DNA variants in human populations. The NWGC also provides service to the University and other local labs as a cost center. The Research Scientist/Engineer Senior will lead the laboratory methods Research and Development team for the NWGC.