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. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for four consecutive years.The Department of Genome Sciences, part of the University of Washington School of Medicine, focuses on answering critical scientific questions by developing and applying genetic, genomic and computational approaches. In particular, we are making major contributions in the application of genomics to understand the fundamentals of biology and to improve human health and wellbeing. Genome Sciences boasts a collaborative, integrated environment supported by a diversity of academic disciplines. We also work many others both on the UW campus as well as worldwide. The department has been highly successful, expanding since its beginning in 2001 to 47 training, teaching, and research faculty with annual grant awards of $56M in FY19. The Department of Genome Sciences currently has an outstanding opportunity for a DIRECTOR OF FUNCTIONAL GENOMICS.The Shendure lab, in the Department of Genome Sciences, develops innovative genomic technologies. Our interests include single-cell assay development, CRISPR/Cas9 system optimization, cell lineage tracing, and next generation DNA sequencing. This is an academic lab and funded by both federal grants and by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. We are currently seeking a Director, Functional Genomics for employment in our laboratory at University of Washington in Seattle, WA. For more information, please visit our website: http://krishna.gs.washington.edu/research.html Responsibilities:Independently develop, lead, and carry out functional genomics research projects. Independently conceive of and workshop new functional genomics methods. Write and review scientific manuscripts. Contribute to teaching of trainees and management of staff Manage and maintain external collaborations. Perform molecular biology protocols such as: pooled variant or gRNA library cloning, lentivirus production, tissue culture, single-cell RNA-seq or ATAC-seq, nucleic acid extraction, lllumina and Pacbio sequencing, Sanger sequencing. Learn, set-up, and perform new protocols in the lab. Perform sequencing, single-cell data, and custom data analysis with a working knowledge of R, Python, and UNIX. Initiate grant conception, identify funding sources, write technical proposals, and manage funded projects. Present at lab meeting and departmental events. Attend and present at conferences and workshops as a representative of the Shendure lab. Engage in continuing scientific and technical education; participate in functional genomics literature, forums, and meetings. Maintain a safe work environment in accordance with policies/procedures and UW EHS safe laboratory practices especially when sorting biohazardous materials; ensure others are aware of the potential safety hazards. Minimum Requirements:PhD in genome sciences or human genetics. 4 years related experience in a professional or academic setting. Strong experience with methods such as CRISPR screening, saturation genome editing, single-cell perturbation screening, and assays for gene regulatory elements. Strong experience in molecular methods development. Demonstrated leadership across departmental and university-level organizations. Strong external communication skills (such as paper writing and scientific presentations) and internal interpersonal communication skills (such as group meeting presentations and leading meetings). Able to perform independent data analysis with working knowledge of R, Python and biostatistics. Strong previous publication record. Excellent organizational, and time management skills. 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.
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