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 University of Washington Tacoma is an anchor institution that is deeply invested in its local communities and in student success. 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.This position will perform laboratory and related work within the Sciences and Mathematics division in support of faculty and students while training student staff to safely prepare and clean up for teaching labs.RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:Lead and training of student staff on how to safely perform the following activities.Setting up and cleaning of teaching labsCleaning glassware, prep rooms, and classroom laboratoriesPreparing laboratory chemicals, solutions, standards, and other materialsProper labeling and keeping record of preparationsCleaning, organizing and storing field equipmentAssisting with monitoring equipment and chemical inventoriesLaboratory WorkCleaning and care of laboratory glassware and other materialsPerforming simple routine laboratory tests under supervisionEquipment sterilizationAssisting with care of aquariums, plants, and living specimensAssisting with supply orderingOther laboratory dutiesOversight of Science Building room calendarsAttending laboratory meetingsReporting safety issues directly to supervisorUpdating standard operating proceduresOther duties as assignedREQUIREMENTS:Two years experience as a laboratory helper (or equivalent) with increasing responsibility.ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:Knowledge and experience in laboratory with operation of analytical instrumentation used in chemistry, biology, geosciences and physics.Proficiency in work processing and data management. Ability and desire to lead and provide logistical support for lab and field exercises.Ability to work collaboratively and as a lead for a small student team.Ability to work well with a diverse array of faculty, staff and students.Strong organizational skills and experience balancing complex logistics, and simultaneous tasks.DESIRED:A Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or closely related field.Experience in an academic laboratory science program.Filed experience.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.
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