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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1

Company: University of Washington
Location: Seattle
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Job Description:

University of Washington

Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Job type Employee
Category Administrative / Office,Bio-Tech / Sciences,Health Care
Job status N/A
Posted on Jun 11, 2018
Job code ******

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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1 Req #: ****** Department: LABORATORY MEDICINE Job Location: Other Location Posting Date: 06/08/2018 Closing Info: Open Until Filled Salary: $2,730 - $2,999 per month Union Position: Yes This classification is governed by a negotiated labor contract and is subject to union shop provisions. For more information about union shop provisions, visit Union Information Shift: First Shift Notes: This position is fixed duration appointment, expected to last approximately 6 months, with a possible extension up to 12 months. The Department of Laboratory Medicine serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine. The department now employs 900 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center (ranked among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report), Harborview Medical Center (the region's only Level I Trauma center, known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically-vulnerable populations.), and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation's premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty. Our Laboratory Medicine Department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, LABORATORY TECHNICIAN 1. This employee will serve as a Laboratory Technician 1 in a Virology Laboratory in the Department of Laboratory Medicine to support research by performing laboratory preparations for the conduct and validation of high complexity molecular assays such as qPCR, RT-qPCR, western blot analysis, mammalian cell culture, cell viability assays, luciferase reporter gene assays, confocal microscopy, handling of synthetic drugs and natural products, viral stock preparation, viral titering, and ELISAs for multiple projects that study virus-host cell interaction. Experience with hepatitis B and C viruses and arboviruses is preferred. This employee will work under supervision on multiple research studies and will be expected to understand each project's sample preparation procedures. The employee will be expected to attend and participate in lab meetings.RESPONSIBILITIES:Under specific instruction, make solutions and reagents for both sample preparation and testingUnder supervision, perform simple procedures and tests such as: DNA isolation and simple PCR testingEnsure up laboratory apparatus and instruments are in working order, notify Supervisor of problemsKeep thorough laboratory notes on workEnsure safety training is completedAssist with literature searches and assist in record keepingInventory chemicals, supplies, and equipment; order laboratory equipment and supplies; stock laboratory areas as required; organize suppliesWash and clean laboratory areas and equipment; assist instructors, research scientists, or students in preparing laboratory equipment, apparatus, and chemicalsPerform related duties as requiredThis position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.REQUIREMENTS:High school graduation of GED certificate; OR one year's experience as a Laboratory Helper or equivalent.Examination Requirements: The examination (including written, E & T and oral components) will consist of a scored evaluation of the applicant's course work in science, ability to perform or learn to perform laboratory and related work under close supervision, ability to follow instructions, and ability to accurately perform arithmetic computation.DESIRED:An undergraduate degree (B.S.) is preferredCONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:Employees working in Laboratory Medicine may be required to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, i.e. UWMC, HMC, CHRMC, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, SCCA, Roosevelt etc. Lab Medicine employees are considered essential staff and as such are required to report to work during inclement weather 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 ************ / ************ (tty) or **********. Apply for this job

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