Research Scientist 1: Greninger Lab

(Ref#: 213101)

University of Washington: Medicine

  • Research Scientist
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

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. The department now employs 1800 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 enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.

Our LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT has MULTIPLE outstanding full-time positions for a Research Scientist 1 in Greninger Lab. The employee will serve as a Research Scientist 1 in the Greninger Laboratory to perform research in our Virology Lab.


  1. Under general supervision, perform technical procedures in a virology research laboratory including but not limited to PCR, qPCR, next-generation sequencing (NGS), DNA and RNA extractions on biological samples, cell culture, and cloning.
  2. Report the results, organize documents and keep records.
  3. The position's major duties and responsibilities include performing cell culture and viral culture to characterize function of viral non-structural genes, as well as assisting with troubleshooting with existing assays and methodological development of new assays.
  4. Assist in troubleshooting problems that arise in research protocols and report problems to the Research Senior Scientist.
  5. Participate in writing and presenting reports about new assay development as well as continuing data collection and interpretation.
  6. Update specimen inventory.
  7. Conduct literature reviews and background searches to assist in determining research methods and project planning.


Bachelor's degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry or related field,


One year of experience in a related area.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements.


  1. Good laboratory practice (GLP) skills.
  2. Experience with Excel and Word for data entry and data analyses.


  1. Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather.
  2. May work weekends and holidays.
  3. May be asked to work hours beyond normal open hours of the laboratory depending on staffing needs and current testing requirements.

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 committed to becoming climate neutral. 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.

Education Requirement:
Please see the job description for requirements.
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Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
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Seattle , WA 98109
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