RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ ENGINEER 1

RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ ENGINEER 1

02 Jun 2022
Washington, Seattle-tacoma, 98101 Seattle-tacoma USA

RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ ENGINEER 1

Req #: 207457 Department: DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL STRUCTURE Posting Date: 06/01/2022 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education. Shift: First Shift Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-professional-staff-librarians-academi-staff-20210208.pdf) 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. The Golden Lab in the Department of Biological Structure has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist/Engineer 1. The Golden Lab focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms and circuits guiding motivated social behavior using rodent models, with a special interest in aggression reward, addiction and depression. We use chemogenetics, optogenetics, calcium imaging, whole-mount light-sheet fluorescent microscopy and machine-learning approaches. Overview: The Research Scientist 1 will perform routine scientific work evaluating, selecting, and applying standardized scientific procedures and techniques to assignments with clear, specific objectives; assignments require investigation of a limited number of variables and few complex features. Requires work experience acquired at the technician level, or appropriate undergraduate level study. RESPONSIBILITIES: Major duties, under the guidance of the PI and senior postdoctoral researchers: Transgenic and wild-type mice colony management, including breeding and genotyping Assistance with writing and maintaining lab protocols, licenses and databases/websites Procurement and organization of lab supplies and inventory management Maintenance of vivarium and bench lab spaces Direction received: Works under direct and indirect supervision to complete assigned tasks/projects, demonstrating the ability to work independently. Supervisor screens assignments for unusual or difficult problems and selects techniques and procedures to be applied on non-routine work. Receives close supervision on new aspects of assignments. Responsibility for directing others: May guide the work of peers, technicians, or other support staff as necessary to achieve specific assignments. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Three months to one year of experience in a related area; some or all may be in relevant educational programs. Must be knowledgeable about mice handling, and previous mouse experience is strongly preferred. Incumbents with previous experience breeding and genotyping mouse colonies will be given preference. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. DESIRED: Familiarity with R, Matlab or Python is desirable, but not required. An interest and willingness to learn new methods is desirable. Good communicator, responsible and creative in solving problems. Ability to work with people from different cultures and scientific disciplines. 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. University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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