Research Scientist 1: Dr. Alex Greninger Lab

(Ref#: 227057)

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 an temporary Research Scientist/Engineer 1 opportunity. Under general supervision, this role will perform technical procedures and research in Dr. Alex Greninger’s laboratory. The position will support research looking at viral replication, viral-host protein-protein interactions, drug efficacy, viral evolution, and viral genome sequencing fields.

Scientific Research Activities (80%)

  • Perform experiments according to documented protocols.
  • Perform scientific investigative procedures such as clinical validation of the techniques through interpretation of the results – notify supervisor or senior lab members if results are not agreeable with experimental goals.
  • Assist in troubleshooting problems that arise in research protocols and report problems to the Research Senior Scientist.
  • Assist supervisor and/or senior lab members in developing techniques including multiplex PCR, next-generation sequencing library preparation, and novel digital PCR tests.
  • Participate in writing reports about new assay development and continuing data collection and interpretation; participate in presentations to peers and supervisor both at formal lab meetings and informal meetings with colleagues.
  • Operate and maintain necessary instruments utilized in scientific studies of laboratory experiments, including PCR thermocyclers, qPCR instruments, RNA/DNA fragment bioanalyzer, gel electrophoresis apparati, droplet generator, droplet reader and their associated computers.
  • Maintain detailed lab records.
  • Conduct literature reviews and background searches to assist in determining research methods and project planning.

Other Duties (20%)

  • Update specimen inventory.
  • Inventory reagents and supplies.
  • General lab cleaning and maintenance.
  • Operate ancillary equipment such as computers, printers, etc.
  • Perform related duties as required.
  • Attend and participate in lab meetings.

Education Requirement:
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Microbiology, or related field AND one (1) year of relevant experience OR equivalent combination of education/experience. Experience includes PCR, primers and probe design, PCR product detection, Next Generation Sequencing, DNA sequencing analysis, and DNA sequence analysis programs.
$3,667 - $7,765 per month
South Lake Union
Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
850 Republican Street
Seattle , WA 98109
Rebecca Caulfield,