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Research Scientist 1 – Translational

The UW Institute for Protein Design is seeking to hire a Research Scientist 1 whose duties will be to provide experimental support for research projects as part of the Translational Science Program. The Research Scientist 1 will be part of a small team focused on the optimization, expression, purification, and characterization of proteins for both internal investigators as well as external collaborators.

Main duties will include molecular biology, yeast display, protein expression, purification, and characterization. Additional tasks will include helping with general lab support as needed under supervision. Candidate will assist graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research staff with molecular biology, yeast display, protein expression, purification, and biophysical characterization, using established experimental protocols.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry or related field plus 3 months or less experience in related areas.

Additional Requirements:
• Previous experience or familiarity with molecular biology, protein expression and purification.
• Proficient with sterile laboratory maintenance, and familiar with BSL1 requirements.
• Familiarity with office productivity software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) to prepare research reports on the work performed.
• Strong and clear communication skills in English, both oral written.
• Ability to work with little supervision, through initiative and good judgment.
• The position will be in a collaborative research environment with multiple stakeholders that will interact with this position.

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
• Previous experience with biophysical methods for protein characterization, previous experience with cloning.
• Experience in quality assurance, mass spectrometry, and other biophysical characterization techniques.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
• The position requires the ability to transport equipment along footpaths between multiple sites, and to lift equipment to/from a rolling cart.

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.

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.

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Research Scientist Assistant – Translational

The Institute of Protein Design (IPD) has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist Assistant. The Research Scientist Assistant will support the IPD’s Translational Program. The research activities will involve the execution and analysis of standard protein expression, purification and biophysical characterization methods and data, with eventual independent operation thereof. The RSA TPE will also help manage, maintain and upkeep the Translational IPD laboratories.

In this role, ~80% of the effort will be dedicated to production, optimization and formulation of designed proteins. Bacterial and mammalian protein production will involve interaction with standing IPD Core facilities and staff.

Once expertise is gained, the remaining ~20% of effort will be dedicated to quality control of designed proteins using biophysical and biochemical characterization techniques.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
The Research Scientist Assistant is devoted primarily to scientific research and requires a Bachelor’s in Biochemistry, or other biology-related field, with less than 3 months of experience in expression and purification of protein.

Candidates must be capable of applying standardized scientific procedures and techniques to assignments of limited complexity, involving potentially conflicting design requirements.

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
An ideal Research Scientist Assistant candidate will be someone who (i) has had experience in a laboratory setting during the undergraduate degree obtention, (ii) will use their knowledge gained in their undergraduate degree program to apply fundamental concepts, practices and procedures, (iii) follows procedures for small projects and/or major project tasks which may last years under immediate supervision, and effectively manages them under guidance and direction from project staff; interfaces with investigator peers, (iv) can provide timely and professional scientific services to a number of internal collaborators on approximately 2-3 different projects, (v) can perform tasks and methods as directed, (vi) and enjoys interacting with other scientists in a highly collaborative and fast-paced work environment.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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.

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.

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The UW Institute for Protein Design is seeking to hire a Research Scientist Assistant. The Research Scientist Assistant will provide experimental support for research projects as part of the Translational Science Program. The Research Scientist Assistant will be part of a small team focused on the optimization, expression, purification, and characterization of proteins for both internal investigators as well as external collaborators.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Monitor animal health
• Support in animal study coordination
• Carry out animal procedures required to evaluate the PK/PD, immunogenicity and efficacy of vaccines and multiple drug targets including administration and tissue harvesting
• Assist in the development of assays and animal models
• Support colleagues in the laboratory by performing routine laboratory duties
• Order laboratory supplies and equipment
• Maintain the laboratories and performs other job-related duties as assigned
• Perform sample and data collection
• Perform some breeding, weaning, and genotyping
• Maintain and update animal colony database
• Ensure proper documentation of experimental data

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
• Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry or related field and less than three months of experience.
• Previous experience or familiarity with molecular biology, protein expression and purification.
• Candidate must have familiarity with office productivity software (Word, Powerpoint, Excell) to prepare research reports for on the work performed. Candidate must be proficient with sterile laboratory maintenance, and familiar with BSL1 requirements. Candidate will assist graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research staff with molecular biology, yeast display, protein expression, purification, and biophysical characterization, and using established experimental protocols.

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
• Previous experience with biophysical methods for protein characterization, previous experience with cloning.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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.

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.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Research Scientist Assistant – General Core

The UW Institute for Protein Design is seeking to hire a Research Scientist Assistant whose duties will be to provide experimental support for research projects as part of the Translational Science Program. The Research Scientist Assistant will be part of a small team focused on the optimization, expression, purification, and characterization of proteins for both internal investigators as well as external collaborators.

RESPONSIBILITIES

· Main duties will include molecular biology, yeast display, protein expression, purification, and characterization.
· Additional tasks will include preparing research reports on the work performed; helping with general lab support as needed under supervision.
· The Research Scientist Assistant will also assist graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and research staff with molecular biology, yeast display, protein expression, purification, and biophysical characterization, and using established experimental protocols.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s Degree in Biochemistry or related field plus less than 3 months of experience in related field.

Additional Requirements:
· Previous experience or familiarity with molecular biology, protein and purification.
· Candidate must have familiarity with office productivity software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) to prepare research reports on the work performed.
· Candidate must be proficient with sterile laboratory maintenance, and familiar with BSL1 requirements.

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

DESIRED REQUIREMENTS
· Previous experience with biophysical methods for protein characterization; previous experience with cloning.
· Experience in quality assurance, mass spectrometry, and other biophysical characterization techniques.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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.

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.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY