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Research Scientist sought by the University of Washington in Seattle

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University of Washington seeks Research Scientist in Seattle

As a University of Washington 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.

UW Pharmacology has an excellent opportunity for a Research Scientist 1.

The Stella laboratory is working in collaboration with the Zweifel laboratory on the development of new therapeutics for the treatment of devastating neurological diseases, including therapeutics that target the endocannabinoid signaling system. Cannabinoids, the bioactive components produced by the Cannabis plant, have medical properties that are remarkably different from currently available standard of care.

The research projects performed in the Stella and Zweifel laboratories will leverage biochemical and cells in culture approaches, and preclinical mouse models, to identify the molecular mechanisms that mediate the therapeutic properties of cannabinoids and endocannabinoids, with the goal of developing transformative new medicines to treat patients affected by neurological diseases.

The position’s major duties and responsibilities will involve performing experiments in both the Stella and Zweifel laboratories designed to quantify the changes in cannabinoid receptor signaling using fluorescent genetic tools in cells in culture and mouse model.
Expertise in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, data analysis (basic statistics and programing Python/Matlab), and mice genotyping and handling are required. The position will involve working with animal tissue.
The position also includes training of other lab members, preparing laboratory reagents, keeping detailed records, calculating and analyzing data, reading applicable literature and presenting data to the research group. Set up laboratory apparatus and instruments; read and record instrument data; tabulate data; keep laboratory records.

Bachelor’s Degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field.
A minimum of one year of job-related laboratory experience is required.
Proficiency in basic techniques in molecular biology, cell culture and preclinical mouse models.
Ability to learn new software quickly and independently.

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

Experience with molecular cloning, PCR, programming in Python or R, statistics.

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.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or

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