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This is a temporary, fixed duration position that is expected to run 9 months at 40 hours per week.
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.
There are two major areas of research in the laboratory; relationship between mutations and human cancers and the mechanisms of DNA replication in human cells.
Our goal is to gain order in the relationship of mutations to human cancer. Specifically, we have developed a new method of DNA sequencing, Duplex Sequencing that is a thousand fold more accurate than conventional next-generation DNA sequencing. We will use this methodology to characterize human tumors. Of particular interest are mutations in the genes that encode DNA polymerase. The candidate will be in charge of managing the lab (ordering, supervision of equipment, etc) and assist postdoctoral fellows with assays for DNA sequencing or with interpretation of data. The candidate will perform routine preparations of DNA, capture of specific genes, and DNA sequencing.
This position is for 30% lab manager dealing with the organization of our laboratory.
The remaining 70% of the time will be devoted to either DNA sequencing (bringing library preparation and simple experiments) or the bio informatics pertaining to DNA Duplex Sequencing. We envision that the individual will rotate with different scientists in the laboratory.
If successful, there is the possibility that the candidate will carry out independent experiments.
Isolation of DNA from human cells and tissues
Preparation of DNA libraries for Duplex Sequencing
Keeping detailed, accurate and up-to-date records of experiments and research reagents
Ordering for lab
If knowledgeable bioinformatics of DNA sequencing
Maintaining stocks of reagents and solutions
Generating summaries of research results when requested
After the first year semi-independent research
Working with regulatory agencies with respect to lab conditions.
Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of technology or science, PLUS one year of research experience equivalent to Research Technologist I OR one year of full-time post-baccalaureate college in an appropriate field of science or technology. Professional level experience may be substituted, year-for-year, for the formal academic degree.
Knowledge of DNA sequencing and molecular biology. Either extensive experience in the lab techniques is required or experience in bioinformatic. Excellent managing and organizational skills. Experience in Excel, database and webpage management. Candidate should be able to interact with a variety of postdoctoral fellows each with different levels of experience.
Two or three year's laboratory experience and extensive computer skills.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
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