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, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.The Department of Radiology as an outstanding opportunity open for a Temporary Research Technologist 1.The Research Technologist 1 contributes to the growth and success of the Department of Radiology by executing the mission and vision. Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator the duties will primarily include monitoring and maintaining rodent colonies, performing routine physiological assays and data collection. Additional duties may include basic data analysis and record keeping, preparation of solutions, and instrument maintenance. This position will contribute to the mission of the University of Washington, the Radiology Department, and the Marcinek lab by playing an important role in generating new insights into the biology underlying the pathology of aging and disease.Essential Duties & Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.)*Laboratory mouse colony maintenance and handling*Conducting assays to assess mouse skeletal muscle function*Monitoring and preparation of mouse colony diets*Record keeping to track treatment and results on individual mice*Data entry*Preparation of figures and basic data analysis*Literature reviewsRequired Education/Experience/Skills:*Two years' experience as a Laboratory Technician II, or equivalent, OR a Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of science or technology*Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.*Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office Products (Excel, Word, and Powerpoint)*Strong written and oral communication skills*Excellent organizational and time management skills*Ability to work independentlyDesired Education/Experience/Skills:*Experience working with rodent models*Experience with behavioral assays in mice*Basic understanding or interest in metabolism or mitochondriaMission and Values:Mission: To meet the clinical needs of patients and families we serve, to train the practitioners and leaders of tomorrow, and to advance imaging sciences to improve the human condition.Values:*Quality*Innovation & Impact*Leadership*Partnership*FairnessAdditional Information:On occasion this position will be required to work evenings or weekends to accommodate the experiment schedule.Internal/External Contacts:*Members of the Marcinek Lab*Department of Radiology Faculty, Staff, and Students*Collaborating scientists*Representatives from industry sponsorsPhysical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to speak or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to write, finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or carry up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.Work Environment:*Schedule is normally 8a to 5p, M-F, but is not always fixed and workload does vary. The incumbent1s first responsibility is to complete tasks rather than keep to a fixed schedule. Flexibility in schedule and intensity of work is necessary.*Some travel between sites will be necessary by UW Health Services or other shuttles.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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