Research Scientist 2

(Ref#: 208413)

University of Washington: Medicine

  • Research Scientist
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

Our LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT has an outstanding full-time position for a Research Scientist 2. This position will serve in the Virology Laboratory to support research looking at viral replication, viral-host protein-protein interactions, drug efficacy, viral evolution, and viral genome sequencing fields.


  1. Organization of laboratory including chemical and biological safety, ordering, and processing orders;
  2. Writing, editing, and submission manuscripts;
  3. Sequencing and proteomic analysis;
  4. Independently execute documented protocols for quantitative viral detection on research and clinical specimens;
  5. Perform molecular procedures including but not limited to real-time PCR, sanger sequencing, PCR product detection DNA sequencing and next generation sequencing;
  6. Prepare chemical, DNA, and RNA reagents used in laboratory assays;
  7. Engage in developing novel assays, modifying and refining procedures and techniques to obtain optimal results;
  8. Present and update research progress at lab meeting or joined group settings;
  9. Assist in identifying research project goals; initiates small to moderate size program/projects; work is organized and prioritized appropriately.
  10. Optimize protocols and troubleshoot experiments are necessary to generate relevant data and improve data quality;
  11. Perform other duties as required.

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Education Requirement:
REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry or related field.
Years of Experience:
One (1) to three (3) years of working experience in molecular biology related fields. DESIRED: Experience with PCR testing..


  1. Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.
  2. Must be able to meet with all shifts on a regular basis.
  3. May work weekends and holidays.
  4. May be asked to work hours beyond normal open hours of the laboratory depending on staffing needs and current testing 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.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and is committed to becoming climate neutral. 

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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