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Req #: 216728
Job Location: Seattle - South Lake Union
Posting Date: 02/01/2023 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $6,300 - $7,300 per month 
Other Compensation:  
Shift: First Shift 
Benefits: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.  

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. 

Department of Medicine: Gerontology and Geriatric: has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 3

Field of research: Develop new in vitro models for prostate cancer research using molecular and protein approaches to engineer cell pathways

Funding agencies: NIH, Foundations, other federal sponsors

The University of Washington's Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine is seeking a Research Scientist 3 (1.0 FTE) based at the UW South Lake Union Research Campus.  

The purpose of the Research Scientist position is to perform advanced laboratory techniques using advanced tumor cell models to meet the specific aims of extramurally funded research awards. The Research Scientist will be working under the general direction of the PI.

This position will spend the majority of effort conducting highly technical procedures to advance tumor models.  The successful candidate will maintain meticulous laboratory records and have a demonstrated track record of accuracy and procedural results that can be readily reproduced as proof of the model.

Working with principal investigator oversight, the RS3 will perform advanced laboratory techniques using advanced tumor cell models to meet the specific aims of extramurally funded research awards.


Experimental procedures and management (75%):

           Maintain daily tissue cultures and organoid cultures and perform biochemical assays with multiple cancer cell lines and organoids
           Develop target identification of potential drug candidates for cancer therapy
           Protein characterization by Western Blot, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, immunoprecipitation, perform proximity ligation assays.
           Standard molecular biology procedures including but not limited to PCR, DNA cloning, RNAi- and genome-engineering-based manipulation of gene expression.
           Sample preparation for next-generation sequencing (RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, whole-exome sequencing, chromatin immunoprecipitation)

Data and laboratory management (25%)

           Maintain accurate and complete experimental/protocol records
           Retain data, conduct analyses as required for sponsor reporting and manuscript production. Assist in preparation of manuscript dependent on results
           Contribute to manuscript production


Master's degree in molecular biology, cellular biology or related field with up to 2 years of relevant experience

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


Experience with lentiviral preparation and expression vectors, computer skills EXCEL, Prism, ability to write results suitable for publication

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 Work 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


Employees of the University of Washington are required 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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