Job no: 237667-AS
Onsite, Staff-Full Time
SMPH/CARBONE CANC CTR/CANC CTR
The Research Specialist will work with the Principal Investigator
and her laboratory team in research related to inherited
predisposition to cancer in the UW Laboratory of Jane Churpek, MD,
MS at the UW Carbone Cancer Center. The laboratory research focuses
on understanding the role of germline genetics in predisposition to
bone marrow failure and cancer and how germline genetics and
environment interact to cause progression from the at risk state to
overt cancer. The position requires the ability to perform tasks
independently and with minimal supervision. Collaborations with
other laboratories and investigators within the Section and
Department and outside the institution are routine.
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valuable means for eliminating health disparities. We strongly
encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the
values of diversity and inclusion.
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Degree and Area of Specialization:
A Bachelor's degree in Biology, Molecular Genetics, Cell Biology,
Medical Technology, Biochemistry
or related discipline required. Master's degree is preferred. Prior
experience in a molecular genetics
Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:
- A minimum of 2 years laboratory experience is required.
- Experience with RNA and DNA extractions, real time PCR,
genotyping, immunoblotting, siRNA,
point mutation, cloning, cell culture and other in vitro cell based
assays is required.
- -Experience with CRISPR and/or next generation sequencing data
analysis is a plus.
- Must have good working knowledge of basic genetics, molecular
biology and computer skills.
- Excellent organizational, interpersonal, strong oral and written
communication skills are essential.
- Attention to detail and ability to perform multiple tasks
Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.
A minimum of 7 years' experience is required for appointment at the
- Work involves exposure to human blood products, animal blood
products and tissue-
- Hepatitis B vaccination is strongly encouraged at the time of
Work experience should demonstrate dependability, flexibility, and
maturity. Candidates must be effective at building interpersonal
relationships with constructive interactions, be clear and
effective communicators, promote and create collegial environments
that value accountability. Candidate should be curious, asks
critical questions, and has experience troubleshooting and problem
solving. Employees will also be expected to uphold UWCCC core
values as defined below:
- Diversity & Inclusiveness: Embrace differences and promote
fairness and equity while fostering a sense of belonging.
- Respect: Demonstrate respect for self and others--behave
- Integrity: Act with integrity and honesty
- Teamwork: Commit to and demonstrate teamwork
- Excellence: Ensure excellence, quality, and high ethical
standards in conduct and performance
The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring
eligibility for employment in the United
States on or before the effective date of the appointment.
A533400-MEDICAL SCHOOL/CARBONE CANC CTR/CANC CTR
Full Time: 100%
This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a
designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
$45,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
Instructions to Applicants:
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application process. Please ensure that the resume and cover letter
address how you meet the minimum/preferred qualifications for the
position. You will also be asked to provide three
professional/supervisor references during the application
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Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
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