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 five consecutive years. The College of the Environment fosters existing and new collaborations between outstanding faculty, staff and students who are engaged in the study of: the solar system and Earth's dynamic land, water and atmosphere; the development and application of environmental engineering and technological advances; and the impact of policy and human actions on the environment, and the management of natural resources. The School of Aquatic and Fisher Sciences (SAFS) is dedicated to sustaining healthy marine and freshwater environments. Our school comprises one of the largest and most diverse academic aquatic and fisheries sciences program in the United States. Our faculty conduct innovative research from the organism to the ecosystem scale, and are recognized leaders in aquatic biology, sustainable fisheries management, and aquatic resource conservation. SAFS has an outstanding opportunity for a Laboratory Technician 1 in the Chelsea Wood Lab. This position will support projects on the ecology of parasites in coral reefs of the central equatorial Pacific. These projects will: *Identify drives of diversity and composition for marine parasite assemblages *Assess the relationship between host fish biodiversity and parasite abundance *See www.chelseawood.com for additional information on this project and links to published papers. Tasks to be performed by the lab tech will include: * parasitological dissections of frozen marine fishes * data entry, data QA/QC, and database management *assist with lab work for undergraduate capstone projects *lab management (order supplies, manage inventory, ensure proper use maintenance of microscopy/imaging equipment and dissecting supplies) Required Minimum QualificationsHigh School graduation or GED or 1 year experience as a laboratory helper or equivalent Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Experience *3 months experience in identifying the parasites of vertebrate and invertebrate hosts *Familiarity with the major parasite groups, including crustaceans, monogenes, trematodes, cestodes, acanthocephalans, and nematodes. *Ability to use literature resources to identify parasites (E.g. dichotomous keys published papers) *Identify the major organs of vertebrate and invertebrate hosts *Effectively use both stereo microscopes and compound microscopes *Use Excel for data entry *Work with minimal oversight *Organization, neatness, and commitment to high data quality Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration. The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences values the strengths and professional experience that students, faculty, and staff bring to our community. We are committed to providing excellent education to all of our students, regardless of their race, gender, class, nationality, physical ability, religion, age, or sexual orientation. We are proud of the different roles that our students, staff, and faculty play in the community of the School and in the College of the Environment. We recognize that science is richer and the SAFS community is more vibrant when a diverse group of people participate the SAFS community.Application Process: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 assessments may include Workforce 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.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.