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 four consecutive years. The University of Washington Tacoma is a growing, urban-serving university that is deeply invested in its local communities. As one of three campuses of a world-class university, UW Tacoma is dedicated to interdisciplinary and innovative teaching and scholarship and to engaging the community in mutually beneficial partnerships. UW Tacoma's commitment to access and diversity is central to an environment where students, staff, faculty and South Sound residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. More information about UW Tacoma and its strategic plan can be found here: https://www.tacoma.uw.edu/strategic-planning. The Center for Urban Waters has an outstanding opportunity for a RESEARCH SCIENTIST ASSISTANT. This entry level position will apply research skills to a variety of research projects that focus on chemical characterization in urban water runoff and broad screening of emerging contaminants in shellfish and marine waters around Puget Sound. The individual will use advanced analytical instruments that are housed at the Center for Urban Waters. The individual will also assist with data collection and analysis. They may also be asked to assist with the development of technical progress reports and presentations. 60% - Assist with lab experiments where individual will be responsible for processing sediments, water, and fish tissue samples for mass spectrometry analysis. Individual will also be responsible for performing sample clean up with sold phase and liquid phase extractions. The Individual will perform experimental QA/QC to validate method performance and set analytical criteria. 20%-- Assist investigators with collection of storm water and tissue samples for processing. The individual will work with high resolution mass spectrometry data to accomplish data reduction and data filtration. Individual will also perform suspect and non target screening. 20% - Responsible for the operation, on-going maintenance, and troubleshooting of scientific instruments as issues arise as needed. Specifically, the individual will maintain mass spectrometers to optimize experimental sensitivity. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, environmental sciences, engineering, or related field Three months to one year of research experience in environmental sciences or related field. The required skills and abilities include familiarity with analysis and interpretation of results using Agilent LC-MS/MS with MassHunter software, execution of field and laboratory experiments, and maintenance of analytical instrumentations. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. Desired: Previous experience in academic research environment is desired. Application Process Part of the application process for this position includes completing the Work Authorization Assessment to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. The assessment(s) will appear on your screen for you to complete as soon as you select "Apply to this Position" on this job announcement. Once you begin the assessment, it must be completed at that time. 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 the assessment is complete.
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.