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 Gastroenterology has an excellent opportunity for a Research Scientist 3 in the DePaolo Lab.This position will support the Center for Microbiome Sciences & Therapeutics (CMiST) projects and collaborations which aim to explore the how intestinal perturbations caused by genetics and/or environmental factors (e.g., diet, infection, pollution) alter its microbial landscape and to use this knowledge to develop strategies and therapies to treat human disease.As a research scientist 3, this position will interface with intra- and extra-mural CMiST members, providing consultation on experimental design, current CMiST capabilities, training on shared equipment, and provide quotes and billing for specified services. Specific responsibilities include:Develop and implement critical path studies for CMiST-associated projects needed to support hypothesis-based research currently conducted in DePaolo LabUse the established methodologies and techniques used by Dr. DePaolo's laboratory but, have the ability to introduce new tools, assays, and models relevant to the current research in the lab Operate specialized MALDI-TOFF equipment to identify specific bacterial strains from samples (human/mouse tissue, human/mouse stool and body fluid) and analyze results to determine those needed to grow and culture for further studyAnalyze and interpret data collected using MALDI-TOFF and report findings to internal and external collaborators and customersCreate repository and database to record and track all cultured bacterial strains Provide technical training to graduate/undergraduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and clinical fellows in experiments related to CMiST coresParticipate in multidisciplinary team efforts including leading specific parts of projectsPresenting regular research updates to project teams Provide technical summaries, pricing, documentation, and other descriptors as needed to assist in the marketing and PR of the CMiST cores.As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Requirements:Master's degree in life sciences or related discipline and three to five years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.Enthusiastic about collaborative, cooperative, and interdisciplinary research Motivated to continuously develop as an independent scientist, Strong research skills in all aspects of the research process, possess leadership and management skills Experience working in a biosafety level-2 or higher laboratory Highly organized; keeps an organized lab notebook, electronic files, and workspace The ability to efficiently and effectively accomplish a number of projects and tasks simultaneouslyEquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.Desired experience:PhD in microbiology, microbial ecology, and/or immunology or related disciplineExperience with immunology and mucosal immunity, intestinal organoids, and/or metabolism/metabolomics, familiar with grant writing and NIH submission process, some familiarity with maintaining small program budget Demonstrate excellent scientific communication skills and identifying, applying and securing independent funding. 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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