Postdoctoral Fellow OR Staff Scientist, SEATTLE, OUTDOOR, & SCIENCE

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Job posting number: #7090628 (Ref:UW-HIRES-198831)

Posted: December 14, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Fujise Lab, at the University of Washington, has an exciting opportunity for a full-time staff research scientist or postdoctoral fellow. We are located in Seattle, WA, the beautiful pacific northwest city. The University of Washington is one of the most innovative public universities in the U.S.A.

In the Fujise Lab, we work together as a team to characterize fortilin, a multi-functional protein that plays an important role in heart failure, atherosclerosis, and cancer. The PI is a physician-scientist who has mentored and developed a number of scientists and enthusiastic for the success of each and every lab member.

Scientists with expertise in molecular/cellular biology or rodent procedures in all career stages are encourage to apply. The Lab has multiple positions and offers you the most appropriate job title/position, according to your experience, expertise and preference.

OUT WEBSITE Please visit TheFujiseLab for the details of our operation.

HOW TO APPLY: Your application is important to us. Please directly email the following three items to the PI at [email protected]. Alternatively, please click "APPLY NOW" below and follow the instruction. The PI will personally review all applications. After initial screening, successful candidates will be given the link to officially apply.
(1) Cover letter (or email message) to tell us why you are qualified as a successful applicant.
(2) Your updated CV
(3) Your best first author paper

FIELD OF RESEARCH: Fortilin in human diseases with main focus on cardiovascular diseases but also cancer, neurodegenerative, and metabolic diseases.

PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH: We have investigated fortilin for the last 20+ years and a leader in fortilin research. We continue to investigate the role of fortilin in human diseases. The successful applicant will work with the other team members to perform rigorous and innovative fortilin research. Our goal is to bring fortilin from bench to bedside through cutting edge molecular biology and translational research.

FUNDING SUPPORT: Our research is supported by multiple NIH grants as well as the University of Washington Center of Cardiovascular Biology

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: The focus of the position within the Fujise Lab is to work as a team to bring fortilin from bench to bedside. Ability to think out of the box, articulate your idea and hypothesis, and perform experiments with attention to details is important. In addition, the applicant should feel comfortable with or be willing to be trained for:
(1) Animal breeding, genotyping, and characterization.
(2) Cell-based assays—apoptosis assays, cell-cycle progression assays, foam cell formation assays, etc.
(3) Tissue culture procedures—monoclonal cloning of the stably transfected cell lines, expansion of hybridoma clones, and maintenance of key cell lines
(4) Various molecular biological procedures—immunoprecipitation-Western blot analysis, Protein purification, RT-qPCR, immunostaining, and cloning.
(5) Writing: (a) Write a protocol and maintain it updated, (b) write methodology and result sections of the manuscripts, (c) generate figures that depict the results of the performed experiments, and (d) re-format the manuscripts for appropriate journal styles.
(6) Quantification of scanned or acquired images such as electron microscopic and immunohistochemistry images using image-analysis software.

The Postdoc/Research Scientist will report to and work closely with the Principal Investigator, who will mentor him/her for his/her professional goals and development. Excellent people and communication skills are critical for success. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

Bachelor’s Degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, or biotechnology, with two year’s experience

DESIRED QUALIFICATION: PhD degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biotechnology

*Excellent communication skills and good people skills
*Self-motivator with positive attitude
*Ability to produce the data in a reproducible fashion
*Ability to adhere to the established protocols
*Ability to improve and trouble-shoot a protocol
*Good hands in basic experiments

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