As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
The UW School of Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology, has an outstanding opening for a Radiation Biology Research Scientist (Research Scientist / Engineer 3). We have several projects to study the effects of radiation on tumor and normal tissues. A full-time Research Scientist is needed to provide consistent and ongoing technical / wet laboratory support as well as intellectual input for these projects. The Research Scientist will also aid projects that will use the Radiation Oncology Facilities staffed by our Physicians and Clinical faculty, Medical Physics Faculty, and trainees. The Department of Radiation Oncology laboratory space is located in the UW-Montlake campus and includes a variety of equipment including specialized devices for the delivery of irradiation, including a small animal proton radiation beamline used for ultra-high dose rate (FLASH) experiments, a Small Animal Radiation Research Platform (SARRP), and neutron radiation facilities.
The successful candidate will report to Dr. Jing Zeng, Medical Director for SCCA Proton Therapy Center, and Dr. Eric Ford, Director and Vice Chair of Medical Physics. Under their direction the Research Scientist will explore effects of various radiation on cells in culture, mouse tissue, and other tumor models. This position requires a self-motivated and detail-oriented individual who is eager to engage with a multi-disciplinary team in basic and translational research. We believe this position will serve as a superb training in translational science oncology.
A full-time Research Scientist is needed to provide consistent and ongoing technical / wet laboratory support for the radiation biology lab, and collaborate with investigators inside the department as well as across the institution.
Manage scientific projects/experiments in cell and animal models looking at the effect of radiation on tumor and normal tissues. We are particularly interested in the interaction between radiation and immunotherapy agents, as well as the biological effects of different types of radiation treatment. Specifically, it is expected that this position will provide significant intellectual input into the design, execution, and analysis of research projects and scientific outcomes of the projects independently. Collaborate with department Principal Investigators (PI) and work independently within the scientific framework of the PIs’ projects. Manage collaborations with faculty from other departments at UW and FHCRC. Manage the Department of Radiation Oncology laboratory space, budget, and personnel, including research scientists, laboratory technicians and trainees such as residents. Act as a referral expert for radiation oncology residents and trainees as needed.
• Doctoral degree in radiation biology or related field • 2 - 3 years postdoctoral training in radiation biology or related field
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
• Multi-year lab work experience in radiation biology, cancer biology, or immunology • Knowledge of in vitro molecular/cell biology protocols and in vivo techniques, eg, handling experimental animal models • High scientific integrity • Significant project commitment and abilities to work and think independently as well as contribute to a positive team dynamic • Ability to participate in resident teaching
• Lab work working with small animals and radiation therapy. • Work area is primarily located at UW Medical Center. We are practicing COVID guidelines.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment, you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.
To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or email@example.com.
Internal Number: 186726
About University of Washington Radiation Oncology
The Department of Radiation Oncology treats over 2,800 patients annually from a multi-state region covering over 25% of the U.S. geographic area. The University of Washington has the only Radiation Oncology department in North America that has clinical particle beam delivery systems for both proton and neutron therapy. Our clinical approach is collaborative with numerous multidisciplinary clinics and tumor boards. We enjoy strong collaborations with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and several imaging research laboratories. The Department has 28 physicians, 8 advanced practice providers, 22 physics and 3 research faculty, who engage in active multi-disciplinary clinical and basic research. Educational opportunities in our residency programs, fellowship programs and post-doctoral fellowships abound. A strong interest and commitment in research and education is expected, as well as strong collaboration with the multidisciplinary teams.
The City of Seattle:
The city of Seattle is in proximity to the Pacific coast and mountains with ample year-round outdoor recreational activities along with its rich arts and cultural scene make it one of the... most geographically and culturally desirable cities in the U.S. Seattle offers ample opportunity to attend professional sports venues, a myriad of museums and restaurants, music and other cultural events, as well as many outdoor activities, including skiing, boating, walking, hiking and biking, in close vicinity. Natural beauty lies within close reach of the city as Washington hosts expansive parks, forests, lakes and mountains.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
Commitment to Diversity:
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).
Johns Hopkins Medicine, Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
3 Weeks Ago
BACK TO TOP