Research Scientist/Engineer, University of Washington

  • Engineer
  • Technician/Research Asst.
  • The mission of the Adams Waldorf Laboratory is to investigate infections in pregnancy and causes of preterm birth in order to develop new therapeutics and vaccines to protect pregnancies.
  • Applications have closed
Lab Website: adams-waldorf

UWashOBGYN Seattle, WA, USA


The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the University of Washington has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer in the Adams Waldorf Laboratory at South Lake Union. This position will support several research projects designed to investigate infectious diseases and immune responses in pregnancy, particularly how viruses cause injury to the placenta and cause disease in the mother and the fetus.

This position requires individual initiative and knowledge of scientific methods in virology. The Research Scientist will be responsible for conducting independent and creative research related to the overall mission of the Adams Waldorf laboratory, including work in a Biosafety Level-3 (BSL3) lab with BSL3 and/or select agents.

Tasks include the planning, design, execution, trouble-shooting, and interpretation of experiments. The Research Scientist will lead the experimental work related to BSL3 and select agents.


The Research Scientist/Engineer will assist postdoctoral fellows in day-to-day activities and interpret experiments related to assigned projects. The Research Scientist will spend the majority of their time making contributions to ongoing laboratory projects, requiring the ability to use independent judgment to address tasks and projects, and will identify and refine existing procedures and practices.

Qualifications/Preferred Skillsets:

The candidate should be enthusiastic, goal-oriented, and able to work independently in a team environment.

Bachelor's Degree in a scientific discipline and at least three months experience. Experience may be substituted for degree requirement.

Previous experience with methods in bacteriology, virology, molecular biology, immunology and biochemistry
Previous experience with animal models of infection and analysis of inflammatory mediators
Experience with PCR
Experience with data entry and Microsoft Excel
Experience analyzing data using spreadsheets and statistical analysis
Experience with laboratory management and supervision of research technicians
Experience with FACS

Commitment to Diversity:
The Department of Ob/Gyn and the Adams Waldorf Lab are committed to an inclusive environment and to reducing inequities in patient care through education, research, leadership and excellence in clinical care. We strongly believe that diversity enriches training, scientific discovery and promotes the best healthcare. To see our values in action, we encourage you to visit: We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds or interests align with this commitment. Women, transgender and non-binary individuals, and individuals from under-represented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

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