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Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Req #: 216765
Posting Date: 05/24/2023
Closing Info: Closes On 06/07/2023
Salary: $3,665 - $4,917 per month
Shift: First Shift
Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. ( Please note that this position has been re-posted. If you have already submitted your application, you need not submit it again, as it has already been received.
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.
Department: The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) is one of 12 basic science departments in the School of Medicine. The mission of the department is to advance knowledge and improve the health and welfare of humans and animals through excellent service support, biomedical research, and teaching. DCM is the central laboratory animal medicine resource at the University of Washington, supporting over 114,000 assignable square feet of animal facilities with an average daily census in excess of 100,000 animals across multiple species (e.g., rodents, rabbits, swine, amphibians and zebrafish). The department employs over 175 individuals who provide a comprehensive range of animal husbandry, veterinary, and laboratory services across numerous vivaria. The UW animal care program is accredited by AAALAC International and provides services to over 200 principal investigators. DCM faculty members, post-doctoral researchers, and residents conduct basic and clinical research on a wide range of subjects including, but not limited to, comparative aspects of infectious disease, aging, cancer biology and genetics.
Department Website: Benefit Summary:

  • Tuition Exemption Program;
  • Competitive insurance plans including adult and elder care;
  • Generous holidays and leave;
  • Low cost transportation options in the greater Puget Sound area;
  • Childcare and parenting; The Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM) has an outstanding opportunity for a SCIENTIFIC INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNICIAN I to facilitate cutting edge research in the University's large state-of-the-art BSL-3/ABSL-3 Facility (BSL-3 Facility) high-containment research facility. The facility is designed for both in vitro and in vivo research requiring biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) containment, including work with select agents. Research conducted within the facility furthers the understanding and development of vaccines, diagnostics, and treatments for potentially life-threatening infectious diseases. The facility is managed by the Department of Comparative Medicine (DCM), one of 12 basic science departments in the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine (SOM). DCM is the central laboratory animal medicine resource at the University of Washington with a mission to advance knowledge and improve the health and welfare of humans and animals through excellent service support, biomedical research, and teaching.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor's Degree with major study in a basic or applied science OR an equivalent combination of training, formal education and/or research, training or service laboratory operations experience.
    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: --- Excellent verbal communication skills. --- Significant attention to detail. --- Demonstrated problem solving skills. --- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a research environment with culturally diverse populations and with individuals of varying educational and professional backgrounds (e.g., Animal Technicians, Veterinarians, Research Technicians, Principal Investigators). --- Ability to collaborate constructively in a team environment. --- Demonstrated ability to complete work in a timely, efficient, and resourceful manner. --- Strong organizational skills in order to document, track, and report on the status of multiple projects.
    DESIRED: --- Previous training experience. --- Experience in a laboratory setting. --- Experience working in BSL-3 and/or ABSL-3 containment. --- Basic rodent handling skills. --- Excellent written communication skills. --- Experience writing standard operating procedures and instructional materials. --- Experience operating or maintaining complex scientific instruments. --- Bachelor's Degree in Veterinary Technology, Lab Animal Technology, or a biological science.
    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 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.
    University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Keywords: University of Washington, Seattle , SCIENTIFIC INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNICIAN 1, Professions , Seattle, Washington

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