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The new Brotman Baty Institute for Precision Medicine is looking for a candidate to fill a unique scientist position at the intersection of cutting edge technology development and medicine. The Institute bridges the University of Washington, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and Seattle Children’s Hospital. The Advanced Technology Lab (BAT-lab) is a new entity within this institute at the University of Washington. The mission of the Advanced Technology Lab is to make cutting-edge ‘-omics’ technologies, including many developed by labs at the member institutions, broadly available to the Institute’s research community.
We seek an individual with strong cellular and molecular biology skills for the Advanced Technology Lab at the Brotman Baty Institute. The scientist will be responsible for:
1) Implementing standard protocols to prepare nuclei suspensions for single cell RNA and chromatin profiling from a diverse set of human and model organism tissues. 2) Contribute to single cell molecular profiling experiments.
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With guidance from senior staff:
Scientific Operations (70%):
· Implement standard protocols to prepare single nuclei suspensions from tissue · Contribute to single cell molecular profiling experiments, performing sequencing and RT-qPCR. · Perform quality control assays on incoming samples
Project Coordination (20%)
· Perform data entry to keep BATlab project management tools up to date to integrate with production schedule · Organize samples
· Meet with collaborators to learn and incorporate best practices for single nuclei preps and single cell protocols · Attend lab meetings
· Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics or related discipline, or equivalent experience. · 1 year of professional or academic experience in cell or molecular biology. This can be at the undergraduate level. We are seeking candidates that are eager to learn new skills as part of the single cell team. · Candidate should have an outstanding academic and professional track record. · Candidate should be an innovative and analytical thinker with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. Must be highly disciplined and organized. · Successful candidate will be highly self-motivated and enthusiastic about taking a hands-on approach to collaborative scientific discovery efforts.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
· Experience in cell or molecular biology, specifically Illumina sequencing, RT-qPCR or tissue preparation.
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