Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology, and Nutrition has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist/Engineer 2. The Research Scientist 2 will support rodent studies performed and conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Joshua Thaler at the University of Washington South Lake Union campus.The position involves all aspects of the project including oversight of the mouse breeding, genotyping, metabolic measurements of transgenic animals, intracranial surgeries, and drug administration (injections). This position may also involves oversight of research assistant(s) involved in aspects of the breeding and bench work.Specific Duties and Responsibilities:Handling, monitoring and performing injections in rodentsConducting behavioral and physical measures in rodentsRodent surgical procedures (primarily mice)Post-mortem dissection to obtain tissuesAssist with managing rodent colonies and genotypingProcessing blood and tissue samples for biochemical or molecular assays including ELISA, quantitative PCR, Western blot.General tissue culture and flow cytometry techniquesReport experimental results and laboratory progress during laboratory meetingsAdministrative duties including but not limited to purchasing, data entry, working with vendors, regulatory requirements, budget tracking.Keep careful and accurate laboratory recordsMaintain laboratory equipmentAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of science or technology AND one year of related work experience. Additional RequirementsPrior experience working with mice.Experience with data collection, recording and organization of data for graphical tabular presentation. Basic molecular biology and microscopy experience.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.DESIREDExperience with mouse colony management highly desired.Experience with rodent handling and injections, rodent surgery, performing behavioral/metabolic tests, and extracting tissue/blood samples for lab processing.Prior experience in team environment lab. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Must be willing to work with experimental animals and potential biohazards.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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