Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine and pathology. The department now employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center 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.
UW Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 1. The person in this role will perform routine laboratory procedures and support research and development of analytical chemistry techniques to quantify proteins and small molecules in complex mixtures, including urine, serum, plasma, cell culture, blood spots, and frozen and preserved tissues. One of the overarching goals of the Hoofnagle lab is development of reference method procedures for proteins in complex mixtures to serve as the gold standard for patient care and clinical research. This individual will work with clinical technologists and research scientists to design and develop novel clinical laboratory tests and perform routine testing in support of clinical research studies.
Independently perform a variety of laboratory techniques (e.g. affinity purification, tryptic digestion, solid-phase-extraction, HPLC-MS, ELISA, etc.).
Perform established assays using targeted proteomics and metabolomics technologies for the sensitive and specific quantification of proteins and small molecules.
Analyze experimental data with various software and analysis tools.
Contribute, analyze, and present research data using summary graphs for publication and grant submission, present and update research progress at lab meeting or joined group settings.
Optimize protocols and troubleshoot experiments that are necessary to generate relevant data and improve data quality.
Perform work accurately, precisely, and recognize & corrects & documents errors when they occur.
Monitor assignments and projects to ensure they are completed within specified time frame; accommodate schedule changes to cooperatively accomplish required daily work.
Maintain complete, accurate, legible records. Create SOPs, thoroughly document any modifications.
Provide ongoing feedback and updates to supervisor/project coordinator and actively solicit input on overcoming roadblocks and impediments to success.
Assist with instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.
Assist with sample tracking, inventory maintenance, data entry, and database updating.
Prepare and verify reagents; monitor and order supplies.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences (including chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, etc.) AND previous experience working in a laboratory setting.
3 months to a year of related experience.
Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to think and work independently
Strong organizational skills and a keen attention to detail
Clearly express oneself both verbally and in writing
Analyze the data they generate
Comfortable working in a team environment
Be able to manage their own workload effectively
Strong computer skills with a working knowledge of general MS Office applications
Working knowledge of mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.