Research Scientist 2: Dr. Alex Greninger Lab

(Ref#: 226516)

University of Washington: Medicine

  • Research Scientist
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

The Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology at the University of Washington in Seattle has two (2) outstanding Research Scientist 2 positions in Dr. Alex Greninger's Virology Research Laboratory. 


  • Vacation time and sick time off that accrues monthly, including 12 paid holidays.
  • Fully subsidized public transit pass (U-PASS) that covers multiple forms of public transportation in the region.
  • Excellent healthcare, dental, disability, and retirement plan options.
  • Lots of free fantastic fitness, healthy eating, finance, and stress reduction classes offered through the Whole U.
  • State Employee Tuition Exemption Program covering up to 6 credits of qualifying coursework per quarter at the University of Washington or other participating colleges or universities.
  • Eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program as a UW employee. 
  • And much more! Please click HERE for a comprehensive benefits summary. 


Experimental Procedures and Management (50%)

  • Perform molecular procedures including but not limited to real-time PCR, sanger sequencing, PCR product detection DNA sequencing and next generation sequencing.
  • Prepare chemical, DNA, and RNA reagents used in laboratory assays.
  • Write and edit manuscripts.
  • Sequencing and proteomic analysis.
  • Independently execute documented protocols for quantitative viral detection on research and clinical specimens.
  • Engage in developing novel assays, modifying and refining procedures and techniques to obtain optimal results.
  • Optimize protocols and troubleshoot experiments are necessary to generate relevant data and improve data quality.
  • Maintain and complete legible and accurate records. Thoroughly document any modifications.
  • Performs work accurately, precisely and meets test completion deadlines. Accommodates schedule changes to cooperatively accomplish required daily work.

Research and Project (35%)

  • Assist in identifying research project goals and initiate small to moderate size program/projects.
  • Work is organized and prioritized appropriately.
  • Assignments and projects are completed within specified time frame; deadlines are consistently met.
  • Lead projects of a small to moderate size and scope; make substantial contributions to determining feasibility of goals and objectives.
  • Present and update research progress at lab meeting or joined group settings.
  • Contribute data and analyses for grant submissions and assists in the preparation of publications and presentations.
  • Analyze issues and projects thoroughly, consider all factors; obtain and use resources as necessary.

Other Duties (15%)

  • Organization of laboratory including chemical and biological safety, ordering, and processing orders.
  • Train and monitor new employees and guest technicians in experimental procedures and assays, laboratory safety and database maintenance.
  • Coordinate gatekeeper responsibilities for sample repository.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Bachelor's degree in Biology, Microbiology, or related field AND two (2) years of relevant experience


Equivalent combination of education/experience. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


A regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for innovative patient care, research and educational programs, the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology combines the sophisticated testing and informatics capabilities of fully accredited laboratories with the resources of an academic institution in its delivery of clinical and anatomic pathology services. Recognized for excellence in clinical training, world-class research initiatives, and a commitment to community service, we serve labs and medical facilities both nationally and internationally.

To learn more about our team, please click HERE.

Additional information:

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.

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 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 [email protected].

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.

Education Requirement:
Please see the job description for education and experience requirements.
$4,470 - $9,465 per month
South Lake Union
Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
850 Republican Street
Seattle , WA 98109
Rebecca Caulfield,