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Req #: 182529
Job Location: South Lake Union
Posting Date: 09/11/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: The University of Washington is following physical distancing directives from state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat the spread of COVID-19.  Click here for updates

Onsite work in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.

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 six consecutive years. 

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist/Engineer 2.

Working under the general direction of the principal investigator, the Research Scientist 2 (1.0 FTE) will utilize cell and molecular biology knowledge to conduct extramurally funded research with the goal of identifying key elements of the innate immune response to improve the health of those with lung disease. The scientist will use established molecular and cellular biology skill sets, including in vitro based systems employing gene knock-out and mutant protein expression, to further our understanding of how select proteins regulate key immune-based functions. Candidates will be expected to utilize critical thinking skills, collaborate with other team members on projects and possess excellent communication skills.  Laboratory members are expected to participate in weekly team meetings where research group priorities are established.

Specific duties include:

Conduct of laboratory experiments

  • These experiments include molecular cloning and generation of plasmid constructs, cell line engineering to generate new cell lines with knock-down, deletion and mutant protein expression. Studies will also involve performing western blots, RT-PCR, and co-immunprecipitation.
  • Develop, execute, analyze, and troubleshoot new assays

    Laboratory and Data Management:

  • Maintain meticulous experiment and procedure records.
  • Use statistical and graphing software to prepare data for publications and presentations
  • Provide training to new laboratory members including students.

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


  • Bachelor's degree in biology or related field with 2 years of relevant experience.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Experience with tissue culture/sterile technique and general molecular immunology methods; proficiency with statistical and graphing software

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


    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.

  • 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 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

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