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The Department of Genome Sciences (GS) is part of the University of Washington School of Medicine and is comprised of 26 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 for FY19. The department has 47 training, teaching, and research faculty.
The Department of Genome Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ENGINEER 1.
Position Purpose: This researcher will perform molecular biological, tissue staining, and imaging experiments in the Beliveau and Akilesh labs.
Responsibilities: 20%: Performing routine molecular and biological tasks such as nucleic acid amplification. 50%: Performing and imaging in situ hybridization and immunofluorescence experiments 20%: Analyzing data and preparing presentation materials (eg figures, slides). 10%: Assisting with lab organization and upkeep
B.S. in Biology, Cell Biology, or related area and 12+ months experience working in a laboratory/research setting. Equivalent experience may substitute for educational requirement.
Experience with histological analysis of mammalian tissue sections.
Experience with basic molecular biological techniques such as gel electrophoresis and PCR.
Experience with fluorescence microscopy and human kidney tissue.
Experience with Python, R, or a similar programming language.
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