Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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 currently 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 enjoy 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 3. The person in this role will 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. In addition, this individual will independently plan and execute laboratory research designed to expand our abilities to use targeted and data-independent methods to quantify analytes using mass spectrometry. One of the overarching goals is to assist in the development of reference method procedures for proteins in complex mixtures to serve as the gold standard for patient care and clinical research.General Duties:Utilize targeted and data-independent proteomics and metabolomics technologies for the sensitive and specific quantification of proteins and small molecules for the diagnosis of disease, particularly when appropriate alternative methods currently do not exist;Integrate proteomics and metabolomics technology to synergize with traditional and newer workflows, including histology and tissue-based genomics, to expand understanding of the pathophysiology of different disease states;Leverage developed and implemented technological advantages to reduce cost, turn-around time, and error rates of existing platforms;Communicate with outside scientists in academics and industry to develop collaborative projects and sell scientific products;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;Identify long- and short-term goals; initiate program/projects; work is organized and prioritized appropriately; Monitor assignments and projects to ensure they are completed within specified time frame; deadlines are consistently met, accommodate schedule changes to cooperatively accomplished required daily work;Manage projects of moderate size and scope; makes substantial contributions to determining feasibility of goals and objectives;Train new employees and guest technicians in experimental procedures and assays, laboratory safety and database maintenance;Monitor and order supplies;Perform work accurately, precisely and meet completion deadlines;Identify research problems; create opportunities to enhance technical methodology or content through expansion of existing or development of new efforts;Analyze issues and projects thoroughly, considers all factors; obtain and use resources as necessary;Maintain complete, accurate, legible records. Create SOPs, thoroughly document any modifications;Provide ongoing feedback and updates to Dr. Hoofnagle and actively solicit input on overcoming roadblocks and impediments to success.Perform other duties as assigned.Requirements:Master's or PhD degree in Life Sciences (including chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, etc.) AND 3-5 years of working experience. Previous experience in the following:Proteomics and metabolomics,Mass spectrometry, quality control, standard operating procedures, and method validation,Excellent writing skills as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and participation in constructing funding applications.Desired:Professional, collaborative demeanor; extraordinary team player with deep-seated dedication to improving patient care; impeccable work ethic and communication skills.This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. 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