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 five consecutive years. The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, housed in the School of Public Health, has an opportunity for a full-time Research Scientist Assistant. The Research Scientist Assistant will join an established environmental toxicology laboratory researching the effect of various environmental chemical exposures on a gut microbiome and host signaling. The lab was recently awarded federal grants to investigate the role of early life exposure to flame retardants on gut microbiome and delayed onset of metabolic syndrome using animal models.The candidate will work closely with a senior level researcher, graduate students, and faculty principal investigator to perform assigned tasks requiring the application of standard molecular biological procedures and techniques. Supporting federal funded studies, duties will include*Perform DNA/RNA/protein isolations, metabolite extractions, mouse handling and tissue dissections, standard molecular biology techniques including PCR and qPCR; protein expression, and second-generation sequencing.*Maintaining accurate laboratory notebooks*Contributing data for use in reports, documents and presentations;*Attending weekly lab meetings*Organizing and backing-up data at lab shared-drive*Monitoring laboratory supplies and order supplies and equipment as needed*Contributing to scientific papers for publication. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Requirements:Bachelor's Degree in microbiology, biology, environmental health, or equivalent laboratory based discipline. Minimum three months of related work experience.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.Desired: Experience with multiple laboratory processes and instrumentation, including PCR, qPCR, among others. Proficient in Microsoft office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Up to one year of experience working directly in a gut microbiome laboratory with an emphasis on environmental health.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 Workforce 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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