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The Department of Microbiology is one of the premier biological science departments in the country. The department has a national reputation for high quality teaching and an international reputation for excellence in research. Because of the revolution in biology that began in the 1970s, rapid advances in microbiology and the development of biotechnology have increased our understanding of all living systems. This has in large part been determined by studies of microorganisms. The research programs of the faculty in the Department of Microbiology at the University of Washington reflect exciting areas of modern microbiology. Our faculty span a broad range of interests including microbial ecology, physiology, virology, and microbial pathogenesis in both animal and plant systems. The members of our department are largely concerned with understanding the mechanisms by which organisms interact with one another and with their environment at the cellular and molecular levels. Because of the strong interdisciplinary nature of these interests, numerous collaborative efforts between our faculty and those in other science and medicine departments have developed.
The Department of Microbiology has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist/Engineer 1.
RESPONSIBILITIES: •Using accepted methods and techniques, solves well-defined problems and performs specific and limited portions of broader projects, under technical guidance of an experienced scientist/engineer. •Applies standard practices and techniques in specific situations, adjusts and correlates data, recognizes discrepancies in results, and follows operations through a series of related detailed steps or processes. •Defines and improves practices from experiences on small projects. •Conducts experiments/tests in the laboratory/field that include taking measurements and recording observations, collecting, compiling and processing data. •Contributes data/findings for use in reports, documents, or oral/written presentations. •Interacts in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals; may provide ideas to improve efficiency at group level; networks primarily within own technical peer group. •In the process of learning methods for planning, including assessment of cost, scope and schedule against plan; implements established systems/approaches for moderately difficult tasks. •No defined role in identifying/securing research funding, however, successful performance of project related tasks provides support to on-going funding efforts
REQUIREMENTS: •Bachelor's degree in biology, engineering or related field •Three months to one year of experience •Is ready to acquire technical expertise and knowledge •Knows fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of area of specialization •Knows the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of a particular field of specialization •Continues development of technical expertise and knowledge through experience and application
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE •Prior experience in a lab setting with excellent organizational skills
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