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Research Scientist 4

Organization
University of Washington Virology
Job Location
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195
United States
Salary
We offer a competitive salary and as a UW employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
Benefits

For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/

Job Description

Our LABORATORY MEDICINE DEPARTMENT has an outstanding full-time position for a Research Scientist 4.  This individual will collaborate with Dr. Alex Greninger to conceive and develop projects and plans for understanding RNA and DNA viral replication and evolution, with subsequent performance of assays and/or direction of technical personnel. 

  • Rapidly create reverse genetics systems for RNA and DNA viruses 
  • Perform proteomic screens for host and viral interactors of viral proteins 
  • Conduct CRISPR-Cas9 screens to identify host requirements for viral replication 
  • Conduct deep mutational scans for protein-protein interaction mapping 
  • Performs experiments with PCR technology, and develop assays, sequence development, analyzes experimental data and determines what modifications and follow-up experiments are necessary to generate relevant data. 
  • Contributes data and analyses for grant submissions. Present data at laboratory meetings. Write manuscripts with Assistant Professor in peer-reviewed journals, abstracts, and poster presentations. 
  • Consistently elicits support and cooperation from others when presenting ideas and concepts; facilitates group process to accomplish goals; demonstrates ability to persuade others to cooperate in achievement of plans. 
  • Develops appropriate and creative solutions and chooses best alternative; takes action in a timely manner. 
  • Directs the work of staff so as to achieve optimum productivity; encourages or requires employee involvement in planning and organizing work. 
  • Effectively informs staff of policies, procedures, expectations, and objectives; solicits feedback from employees on an ongoing basis. 
  • Fosters team effort and cooperation among staff members, both intra- and interdepartmentally. 
  • Selects, trains, and develops employees; takes appropriate personnel action. 
  • Demonstrates techniques and shares practical knowledge as needed with medical technology students, residents, post-doctoral fellows, visiting scientists and new employees. 
  • Perform other duties as required.
Requirements
  • Doctorate in Microbiology/Biological Sciences or closely related field, or relevant equivalent experience. 
  • At least four years in related area or equivalent combination of education/experience in collaborative project design, and understanding of basic viral biology. 

    Additional Requirements: 
    • Strong written and communication skills. 
    • Ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot.
About Our Organization

The Department of Laboratory Medicine serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department now employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally- and medically- vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. 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 and natural beauty. 

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