University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Engineering
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Posted on June 23, 2020
Req #: 180115
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 06/23/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
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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 Pollack Lab in the UW Department of Bioengineering has an excellent opportunity for a part-time (50% FTE) Research Scientist/Engineer 1. Research projects in the Pollack Lab explore the role of the fourth phase of water in all of nature, particularly in human health.

Under general direction of the Principal Investigator, this position will conduct research on water to test hypotheses about the role of water in health.

• Perform basic and applied research according to established protocols; analyze data and prepare it for publication or other dissemination.
• Contribute to research publications and grant proposals; edit content to suit audience.
• Perform graphic design and layout using existing templates.
• Prepare the laboratory for research projects performed by students; duties include purchasing materials and supplies, updating the MyChem database, and managing inventory.
• Coordinate the training of staff and students; monitor to ensure they have completed required EH&S and lab specific training.
• Adjust research protocols as needed upon analysis and discussion of research results.
• Ensure that mandatory record-keeping is performed with accuracy and timeliness.
• Perform research in compliance with UW and laboratory protocols and in a safe manner.

• Bachelor's degree in biology, bioengineering, or related field in the biological/life sciences.
• At least one year of experience working in a research environment.

Additional Requirements:
• Experience overseeing the work of undergraduate students in a research setting.
• Ability to independently prioritize and organize work to meet deadlines.
• Willingness and ability to ask questions and seek help when needed.
• Willingness and ability to learn new systems and to implement new processes in response to changes.
• Proven ability to collaborate effectively with lab personnel and effectively maintain inventory of materials and supplies.

• Knowledge of UW eProcurement system.
• Knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety training requirements and resources.

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 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.

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.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or