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Research Scientist 1 - Waterston lab

University of Washington, Genome Sciences
Job Location
University of Washington, Department of Genome Sciences
3720 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98105
United States
Commensurate with experience

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Job Description


The purpose of this position is to work collaboratively to generate CRISPR edited C. elegans lines.  These lines will be used in the modERN project to elucidate transcriptional networks.



Candidate will be part of a multi-person project.  Responsibilities will be include a combination of the following:


Creation of transgenic C. elgans lines through injection

Evaluation of injected animals for expression and gene integration

Creation of common stocks for protocols coordinating to ensure logistical continuity of experiments

Enter sample metadata and expression data into lab database

Help with large scale single cell analysis experiments as time permits

Additional Duties as allowed by work flow, opportunity, initiative or assignment

Reporting results at biweekly group meetings general lab meetings and conference calls

Researching additional ways to generate transgenic lines

Keeping organized and accurate records


This position requires that you work well with others, have good communication skills, feel comfortable presenting your work to others, and help train others in your area of expertise.


Position Complexities

Become an integrated member of a team using multiple scientific approaches to profile transcription factors and identify regulatory networks.


Bachelors degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, or Chemistry AND at least 3 months related experience.  Have an understanding of basic principles in genetics, molecular biology and developmental biology based on course work or experience.  Experience in laboratory research. 


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

Desired Qualifications

Specific skills that will be useful in this work include:

-PCR, RNA-sequencing and molecular cloning

-Worm handling


-Computer skills (familiarity with UNIX environments)

-Keeping organized files to track data


Working Conditions

BSL1 laboratory

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About Our Organization

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 (GS) is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine (UW SoM) and 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. GS is making major contributions in the application of genome science to understand the fundamentals of biology and to improve human health and wellbeing. 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 awards of $56M in FY19. The department has 65 training, teaching, and research faculty.

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