Research Scientist Engineer

Website UW University of Washington


This position requires significant organizational capabilities. The scientist must be willing to learn and understand sample tracking software, communication tools, and regulatory rules. The Research Scientist will begin with specimen processing and lab maintenance and will progress to preparing specimens for high-throughput assays. Some research scientists perform molecular assays and run experiments.

Research Support:

Receive, record, aliquot and store incoming specimens:

  • includes accessioning samples (10%)
  • Processing specimens for assays and biobanking (35%)
  • Interfacing with sample tracking software (10%)
  • Lab maintenance and regulatory compliance activities (25%)
  • Communicate with collaborators and management on progress (10%)
  • Assisting with downstream nucleic acids processing (10%)


B.S. degree in biology, molecular biology, cellular biology, genetics or related discipline and three months or less of job-related experienced.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.


  • Demonstrated experience following protocols in wet-lab environment
  • Experience in sample handling.
  • Candidate should have outstanding academic and professional track record.
  • Candidate should be an analytical thinker with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must be highly disciplined and organized.

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