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University of Washington Clinical Laboratory Assistant (FULL TIME, DAYS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 206586

Department: LABORATORY MEDICINE AND PATHOLOGY

Posting Date: 05/09/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $3,050 - $4,107 per month

Shift: First Shift

Notes: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/wp-content/uploads/sites/3/2018/02/benefits-classified-staff-20210208.pdf )

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology 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. The department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, MICROBIOLOGY CLINICAL LABORATORY ASSISTANT. As a member of the Fang Laboratory, the Clinical Laboratory Assistant is responsible for assisting laboratory members with non-technical laboratory tasks such as media preparation, autoclaving of biohazardous wastes, cleaning of laboratory glassware, general laboratory maintenance, and assisting with experiments as needed. The person in this role is responsible for inventory control and semiannual organization of laboratory chemicals using MyChem, as well as stocking laboratory materials and maintaining a clean work environment. Works under the direct supervision of the faculty and senior fellows to assist in the performance of technical laboratory procedures such as PCR, agarose gel electrophoresis, isolation of plasmid and genomic DNA, and more complex experiments as required. RESPONSIBILITES Facilitate the smooth operation of the Fang Laboratory research operation in a BSL2 laboratory. Prepare media including liquid and agar plates with and without antibiotics. Prepare sterile glass and plastic supplies in the laboratory for general use. Autoclave biohazardous laboratory waste for disposal. Maintain a list of chemicals used in the laboratory using MyChem. Maintain compliance, safety and training relevant to job functions as assigned. Defrost freezers, as needed. Perform related duties as required. REQUIREMENTS: High school graduation OR equivalent education/experience. Desired: Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry or related fiel. Experience in a microbiology laboratory operating at BSL2 containment. Advanced science courses in Biology and hands-on laboratory work. Experience with MyChem software used at the University of Washington for chemical inventory management. Experience with Macintosh and PC personal computers. Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

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.

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