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The Center for the Multiplex Assessment of Phenotype (CMAP) currently has an outstanding opportunity for our Research Scientist 3 / Principal Technologist. We are a group of 6 University of Washington investigators developing cutting-edge genomic technologies to quantify the effects of human genetic variation at scale. The successful candidate will become a member of the team. Working under the direction of CMAP Director Dr. Doug Fowler, they will help to execute ongoing projects and explore new ones by developing and implementing new technologies; planning and performing experiments; and analyzing data. The successful candidate will be comfortable working independently and taking on leadership roles. CMAP is strongly committed to equity and diversity. We strive to empower all lab members to realize their potential by learning, acquiring skills and taking on new challenges.
The Center is located in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are our most important asset in our pursuit of excellence in education, research, and community service. Thus, our staff enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities as well as an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty.
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 62 training, teaching, and research faculty with annual grant awards of $57M in FY20.
Genomic Technology Development
•Independently develop and execute ongoing and new large-scale, high-throughput sequencing-based functional assays - 35% •Plan, perform, and lead experiments quantifying the effects of human genetic variation at scale - 35% •Disseminate CMAP technologies by training internal and external users – 10% •Mentor junior staff developing technical and project management skills – 5% •Analyze data and troubleshoot experiments – 5% •Author/co-author papers, contribute to writing funding proposals, and reports – 5% •Participate in lab meetings, symposia, and workshops, including presentation of work – 5%
Perform related duties as required
•Bachelors in chemistry, genomics, molecular or cellular biology or a related field •Three years of related laboratory experience. •Outstanding academic and professional track record •Innovative and analytical thinker, with a disciplined and organized approach •Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an interest in collaborative work •Self-motivated, enthusiastic and driven to grow
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Masters or Ph. D. in chemistry, genomics, molecular or cellular biology or a related field •Three or more years related professional laboratory experience •Experience with contemporary molecular biology, functional genomics and large-scale experimental approaches •Experience with single-cell genomics •Experience with automated microscopy •Experience working in a highly collaborative manner •Data analysis competency (e.g. using Python, R or equivalent)
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