University of Washington - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)4.2

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Our Department of Biology, has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist-Engineer –Assistant.

Working with the Principal Investigator, this person will assist in hands-on research determining the physical mechanisms underlying cell migration during wound healing.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Zebrafish husbandry, including maintaining fish lines and developing new lines by transgenesis
  • Assist in collecting and analyzing microscopy data
  • Assist in developing custom image and analysis software to extract relevant information from microscopy images
  • Assist in maintaining cutting-edge spinning disk confocal microscopy system
  • Assist in preparing and writing manuscripts describing the work
  • Working collaboratively with graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative biology or related field
  • Up to one year’s research experience in cell biology or related field
  • Proficiency in image and data analysis
  • Experience with zebrafish husbandry or related fish husbandry
  • Experience with genetic manipulation of fish or other living organisms
  • Experience with molecular genetics/cloning
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

  • Experience with fluorescence microscopy, including confocal microscopy
  • Experience using MATLAB and ImageJ
  • Some experience with sample preparation and imaging with transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
  • Some experience with Python
  • Experience with regulations and writing protocols for use of animals in research