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POSITION PURPOSE The Research Scientist/Engineer 4 will be responsible for independently establishing new collaborations with outside labs, managing projects, disseminating research results, writing scientific papers, and performing a wide variety of experiments. The Research Scientist should have extensive experience and knowledge of using proteomic, genomic, and transcriptomic techniques in the field of oceanography and fisheries. The candidate requires 4+ years of identical research experience in the field of environmental microbiome metaproteomics using Thermo Scientific instruments (i.e., QExactive, Lumos, Fusion).
RESPONSIBILITIES Duties will include:
Laboratory research - Lab work, Mass spectrometry, and data gathering. The research scientist will be responsible for managing and conducting experiments with ocean bacteria, phytoplankton, bivalves, and other macrofauna. Experiments will include culturing, modification of water chemistry, collection of organisms, and several molecular techniques. Molecular techniques include proteomic mass spectrometry, transcriptomics, genomics (including metagenomics). Create improvements to existing methodologies.
Scientific data analysis of big data using R, Skyline, and other statistical packages.
Dissemination of Research - writing and publishing in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, this position will be required to independently give at least 1 talk per year at major conferences.
Mentoring of graduate students and supervision of lab staff in proteomic, genomic, and transcriptomic experimentation and techniques, serving as a subject matter expert in these areas.
Collaboration and funding - Advising scientists at UW and elsewhere on experimental design and implementation. Identify new research opportunities, collaborations, and develop grants.
Outreach to undergraduates, K-12 students, and the general public.
Four years of experience using proteomic, genomic, and transcriptomic techniques in the field of oceanography and fisheries
Doctoral degree in a relevant scientific field.
Ability to independently analyze proteomic samples on Thermo Scientific Mass spectrometers
Knowledge of how to prepare samples for proteomic analyses independently
Excellent scientific writing skills
Fluency in big data analysis using R and other statistical packages
Knowledge of Skyline software and how to generate targeted assays from discovery proteomic data collected.
Some remote work allowed during COVID-19
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